Trio of Palestinian Dentists Arrested for Pipe Bomb Attack

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The Times of Israel reports: Three Palestinian dentists, a nurse and one other man were arrested for allegedly carrying out a pipe bomb attack that seriously injured an IDF officer at the entrance to the Palestinian village of Hizme last month, the Shin Bet security service revealed Sunday.

On the night of May 10 — just after the start of Israel’s Memorial Day — the Israeli patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device, composed of four pipe bombs, which was detonated next to Lt. Shachar Roditi’s face, severely wounding him.

The five terror cell members were arrested in the days following the attack, the Shin Bet said, but details of the case were kept under a gag order until Sunday.

Dr. Samer Mahmoud Daoud al-Halabiyeh, a dentist from Abu Dis outside of Jerusalem, is believed to be the operation’s ringleader, who both placed and detonated the pipe bombs that hit Roditi.


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