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Report: PA foiled attack near major Israeli highway
Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/8/18

Posted on 08/24/2018 1:21:28 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

A major attack on a heavily-travelled Israeli highway linking Tel Aviv with the capital was foiled recently by Palestinian Authority security forces.

According to a report Friday morning by Yediot Ahronot, a large explosive device was found by PA police close to Route 443 – a major roadway between Jerusalem and the coastal plain which passes by the central Israeli city of Modiin.

The bomb, security experts say, was likely intended for Israeli military forces driving down the 443. The planned attack may have been meant to escalate tensions in the region with the hope of ending ceasefire talks between Israel and the Hamas terror organization.

The explosive device was reportedly found on a small access road between two Palestinian Authority-controlled towns near Route 443.

PA security officers discovered the bomb, and called in a special sapper unit to defuse the device. The bomb was built with two gas tanks attached to an explosive charge, and included a large number of nails, which were to have served as shrapnel.

After the discovery of the explosive device, PA authorities notified their Israeli counterparts, and kept Israeli security officials updated in real-time as the bomb was defused.

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bomb; defuse; highway443; israel; jerusalem; letshavejerusalem; pa; waronterror
I am skeptical. Could be staged to make PA look good as build-up towards yet another piece talk. Or it could be PA won't let rivals Hizbollah and Hamas operate on their turf, but PA terrorists have a green light. Or some combination of the two factors.
1 posted on 08/24/2018 1:21:28 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

I would have thought it would have been the PA who planted the bomb, not the ones who defused it.


2 posted on 08/24/2018 1:49:43 AM PDT by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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To: Eleutheria5

“And included a large number of nails, “

Building materials purchased by the UN as aid.


3 posted on 08/24/2018 2:07:43 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: Eleutheria5

I am skeptical. Could be staged to make PA look good as build-up towards yet another piece talk.

According to some stories there are secret talks which have been underway fo some time let by the Royal Couple. Israelis get Jerusalem as capitol is one result, next would be a major concession by Israel according to a DJT tweet I think it was.


4 posted on 08/24/2018 2:11:07 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Eleutheria5

Its bullsheet. Terrorist murder gangs like plo don’t ever save lives (except as occasional disinformation or propaganda staged “events” and even those are very rare). Pa/plo/ Fatah/Hamas/ Isis/ hezbellah/ al quaida/ Muslim brotherhood and all the rest of the satanic Muslims and killers must be eliminated , destroyed if the world is ever to see any peace. Period.


5 posted on 08/24/2018 3:58:55 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicians aren't born, twe dhey're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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