Israeli soldiers arrested on Tuesday a child near Huwwara military checkpoint near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and claimed that he attempted to detonate a pipe bomb.

The army claimed that the child, Hasan Hashash, 15 years old, attempted to detonate an explosive belt hidden under a jacket he was wearing; soldiers suspected the child since he was wearing a jacket on a hot day.

“The boy pulled a matchbox out, help a pipe bomb, and attempted to detonate it”, army source reported.

According to the army, five pipe bombs were found with the child, and a knife.

Military engineers dispatched and neutralized the explosive.

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