(JNS) A Palestinian terrorist carrying two pipe bombs—one strapped to his body and another in his coat pocket—was arrested at the entrance to the Samaria Military Court on Sunday after he attempted to pass through a metal detector.
Following the incident, the terrorist was interrogated and the entrance to the courthouse was closed, while bomb squad technicians moved to neutralize the explosives in a secure location. The terrorist is believed to be a member of a pipe-bomb production ring in Jenin.
In October, a Palestinian terrorist arrived at the entrance to the same Samaria courthouse with a pipe bomb strapped to his body.
Sunday’s incident came after an Israeli Border Police officer was moderately wounded last Friday after being stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist who was wearing a suicide vest amid “day of rage” clashes in Ramallah.
Since President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Palestinian leaders, including from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party, have incited violence on social media.
“I am coming towards you, my enemy, from every home, neighborhood, and street #Jerusalem_is_our_capital,” a post on the official Fatah Facebook page stated on Dec. 11, according to Palestinian Media Watch.
“The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades at the Al-Fawwar refugee camp south of Hebron: ‘It is necessary to continue the intifada and escalate it, and to see days of popular rage in the coming days,’” said a Facebook post by Fatah’s Bethlehem Branch on Dec. 8.