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Palestinian Authority said to nab 2 Islamic Jihad members with 17 kg of explosives

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Palestinian Authority security forces last week arrested two members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group who had in their possession 17 kilograms (37 pounds) of explosives, according to a report on Tuesday.

The explosive material was “substandard” but still considered a large amount, Channel 12 reported.

The two suspects, both residents of Nablus who were had joined PIJ, were questioned by PA security services about why they had the explosives and their intended use.

The increased presence of Islamic Jihad in the West Bank is seen as a major development in the territory over the past several months, the report said.

Beginning in the Jenin refugee camp, PIJ’s influence has spread to other areas such as Nablus, Tulkarem and Qalqilya.

The expansion is being funded by Iran and its Lebanese proxy, the Hezbollah terror group, which are funneling cash to the areas.

Last week Israel killed a wanted terrorist, Al-Aqsa Martyrs........

© The Times of Israel

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