Teenage bomber arrested

Friday, December 09, 2005 |    

Israeli troops arrested a 15-year-old Palestinian terrorist at an army checkpoint near the town of Nablus in Samaria who had explosives strapped to his body. The army said the youth raised suspicions because he was wearing a heavy jacket on an unseasonably warm day. Troops discovered two metal cans filled with explosives and shrapnel taped to his body. There have been many occasions in which teenage bombers have been caught at army checkpoints--the same checkpoints that Palestinians decry as an injustice. Palestinian terror groups have been recruiting teenagers to carry out attacks because they raise less suspicion when passing through Israeli checkpoints.

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