JERUSALEM (JTA) – Two Palestinian men were arrested at a West Bank checkpoint on suspicion of planning a terror attack.
The men, in their early 20s, were found to be carrying three pipe bombs, a homemade gun and several knives when they were stopped Thursday at the Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank. They were taken in for questioning by the Shin Bet security service.
Several Palestinian terrorist attacks have been thwarted in recent months at the Tapuah Junction, which is near the Ariel settlement.
Also on Thursday afternoon, two Jewish-Israeli girls were injured when the car in which they were traveling through eastern Jerusalem’s A-Tur neighborhood was pelted with rocks.