Bomb-making materials uncovered in Nablus

 IDF officer and soldier severely injured in Nablus operation

 

IDF Spokesman

(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

An IDF officer and soldier were severely wounded and two soldiers were lightly wounded this morning when Palestinians activated an explosive device at an IDF force operating in Nablus. Another IDF officer was moderately wounded when Palestinians activated an explosive device in a separate incident overnight.

Throughout the operation Palestinians activated a total of six explosive devices and opened fire in two different incidents at IDF forces in Nablus.

In searches conducted in the area, the forces uncovered a pipe-bomb, a hunting rifle, a stun-grenade and several AK-47-ammunition clips. Additionally, IDF forces arrested two wanted Fatah operatives.

As part of the ongoing IDF activity against terror in the Judea and Samaria region, for the safety and security of the citizens of Israel, IDF forces have been operating in the city of Nablus and in its outskirts, in order to disrupt the extensive terrorist activities in the city and prevent the dispatch of terrorist attacks and bombings into the Israeli Home Front and Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria.

Since the beginning of 2007 IDF forces have uncovered in Nablus, a major terrorist hub, several explosives-labs and a large amount of weaponry, including approximately 10 explosive devices, numerous rifles and other weapons, hand-grenades and additional ammunition.

During 2006, of the 187 potential suicide-bombers arrested in Judea and Samaria, 117 came from the city of Nablus. Since September 2006, 9 of at least 11 explosive belts uncovered in Judea and Samaria were found in Nablus.

In addition, in 2007 Palestinians hurled approximately 19 explosive devices and 23 hand grenades and improvised grenades at Israeli security forces operating in Nablus. Palestinians opened fire in dozens of additional incidents at forces in the city.

In January 2007, IDF forces uncovered an explosives-lab and two 5-kg explosive devices. Additionally, two terrorists in possession of explosive belts meant for use in terrorist attacks in Israel were arrested in Nablus.

June 29:

Explosives lab and 3 hidden weapons cavities uncovered overnight in Nablus

In IDF activity in Nablus, since yesterday, forces uncovered a total of 10 bombs, bomb-making materials, rifles, grenades and additional ammunition.

During searches conducted in the city of Nablus overnight, forces uncovered an explosives-lab and three hidden cavities containing a large amount of weaponry.

The explosives lab contained the following: three explosive devices weighing 5-kg each, a pipe bomb, bomb-making material, weaponry parts, several full ammunition-clips and additional weaponry.

The three hidden cavities contained four pipe bombs, several vests consisting of stun-grenades and shrapnel and a helmet.

Palestinians activated a total of eight explosive devices and opened fire in five separate incidents at IDF forces operating in Nablus.

IDF forces in the city also arrested 9 wanted Palestinians throughout the operation.

Since the beginning of 2007 IDF forces have uncovered in Nablus, a major terrorist hub, several other explosives-labs and a large amount of weaponry, including approximately 10 explosive devices, numerous rifles and other weapons, hand-grenades and additional ammunition.

During 2006, of the 187 potential suicide-bombers arrested in Judea and Samaria, 117 came from the city of Nablus.

Since September 2006, nine of at least 11 explosive belts uncovered in Judea and Samaria were found in Nablus.

In addition, so far in 2007 Palestinians hurled close to 30 explosive devices and 23 hand grenades and improvised grenades at Israeli security forces operating in Nablus. Palestinians opened fire in dozens of additional incidents at forces in the city.

In January 2007, IDF forces uncovered an explosives-lab and two 5-kg explosive devices. Additionally, two terrorists in possession of explosive belts meant for use in terrorist attacks in Israel were arrested in Nablus.