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Al-Quds city, — An injured Palestinian women with 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of explosives hidden in her under-garments unsuccessfully tried to blow herself up Monday morning at a crossing from Gaza into Israel, army officials said.

The woman, who was suffering from burn wounds, was given permission to cross into Israel to receive treatment for her injuries, said Maj. Sharon Feingold, an army spokeswomen. When she approached the Erez crossing, suspicious soldiers asked her to raise her hands and she attempted to detonate the bomb, The Associated Press quoted Feingold as saying.

The explosives, which were hidden in her tights, did not detonate. The army later defused the bomb and arrested the woman, she said. The woman”s family identified her as Wafa al-Biss, 21, from the Jebaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza. Her cousin, Wael al-Biss, said she had burned her face five months ago and was heading to Israel to get treatment. The family did not know she was planning a suicide bombing, he said.

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