|The Palestinian Arab youths apprehended today packed|
pipe bombs, and were carrying a pistol
and a knife. The Border Guard provided this photo today.
Their nervous behaviour aroused suspicion, according to Ynet's report. The Border Guards and police stationed at the crossing called on them to stop and undergo a search. The suspects attempted to run from the scene. After a chase and a struggle, they were apprehended but not before dropping a pistol and a knife. They were bodily searched and were found to be carrying five pipe bombs as well as munitions. They are being interrogated this evening. Their bombs were safely disposed of by IDF sappers from the bomb squad. One of the young servicemen is quoted saying: "When it was all over and we realized what they had in their bags, I thought about the fact that we helped save people's lives. It's a great sense of satisfaction."
We have noted numerous times in the past the plain dishonesty that seems to characterize much of the criticism of Israel's security checkpoints strategy. Some examples from many:
- 5-Oct-08: Learning the lessons of the checkpoints
- 25-Oct-08: So who needs security checkpoints?
- 3-Oct-11: So do those security checkpoints serve their purpose or not?,
- 9-Jan-12: Another day, another attempted murder-by-knifing