An imminent attack on the IDF that could have killed or injured many was thankfully thwarted this week in the West Bank. The Times of Israel reports that a bomb matching those used by Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad was found by a road used by Israeli troops:
Sources told Ynet the PA forces discovered a large bomb composed of gas canisters, explosives and shrapnel near Route 443, on a road frequently used by IDF forces. The explosive device could have potentially caused a large number of casualties...
The sources noted that the bomb’s characteristics matched the modus operandi of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, as well as Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group. Israeli security forces were examining both possibilities.
They added that the planned attack was likely imminent, in an attempt to destabilize ongoing negotiations on a long-term ceasefire in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the Hamas terror organization.
Hamas condemned the PA’s actions, saying it was “surprised by the ongoing security coordination, in light of what the Palestinian people are subjected to under Israeli policies...”