Dec 13 2009

Checkpoints save lives

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 10:02 am

Those nasty, discriminatory Israeli checkpoints are in the news again.  How dare Israelis protect themselves?

Border Guard forces arrest Palestinian carrying pipe bombs

A 20-year-old Palestinian man was arrested Wednesday at the Qalandiya checkpoint after he was caught carrying six improvised pipe bombs.

The young man arrived at the north Jerusalem checkpoint at around 3 pm. He aroused the suspicion of Border Guard forces stationed there that upon a search of his possessions found six small pipe bombs, and proceeded to arrest him. A sapper was called in to dismantle the devices.

Earlier this month a video documenting a stabbing attack at the Qalandiya checkpoint on October 25 was posted online on the Youtube video sharing website. A female terrorist in her 20s pulled out a knife she had been hiding in her clothes and stabbed one of the security guards at the checkpoint in his lower abdomen.

The two-minute video shows the guards checking the woman’s items in an x-ray machine. When they shift their gaze from her for a moment, she seizes the opportunity to quickly pull out a knife and attack.

A Magen David Adom paramedic told Ynet on the day of the incident, “The guard was lying on the ground with a stab wound to his lower abdomen, and the young female terrorist was apprehended. The guard was in great pain; he was in a state of shock.”