PA Forces Discover Kassam Rocket

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JERUSALEM, Israel - Palestinian Authority forces turned over a Kassam rocket discovered in an Arab village somewhere in the West Bank, Army Radio reported on Monday.

According to the report, the rocket, which had been manufactured there, was ready to be fired into central Israel.

The IDF noted increasing cooperation with PA security forces, who dismantled the rocket before it could be launched.

In a related incident on Sunday, Palestinians opened fire from a car on IDF troops responding to rocks being hurled at Israeli vehicles near the Arab village of Housan, west of Bethlehem. The driver tried unsuccessfully to run over the soldiers.

On Saturday, a similar incident occurred near Edurim close to the PA-controlled city of Hevron when a Palestinian driver opened fire and then tried to run down soldiers. The troops returned fire, injuring two Palestinians.

The soldiers were following up on a report that Palestinians were attempting to steal vehicles in the area. When the troops arrived, the would-be thieves began driving away. One of them tried to run over several soldiers.

Also on Saturday, IDF forces opened fired at Palestinian terrorists approaching the security barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip, Army Radio reported.

A day earlier, troops fired on Palestinians planting explosive devices along the fence near Kibbutz Kissufim.

On Thursday, a soldier from the Golani Brigade was wounded when Palestinians remotely detonated a bomb in the same general area.

Troops later discovered more bombs along the barrier, which IDF sappers detonated in controlled explosions.

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