Soldiers Seize Weapons, Cash in Raid

A shotgun, ammunition and other equipment seized by IDF troops in the Palestinian village Jaba in an overnight raid on August 18, 2016. (IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
Ammunition and other equipment seized by IDF troops in an overnight raid near Shechem, Thursday. (IDF Spokesperson)

IDF troops operating in the Shechem area overnight Wednesday came away with a weapons cache – and a cash cache, with tens of thousands of shekels hidden away in the home of terrorists. Security forces said the terrorists were planning to use the cash to pay for terror activities.

In addition to the money, several weapons and a large amount of ammunition were discovered. Several suspects were taken into custody.

The overnight sweep was carried out by IDF soldiers, Civil Administration officials and Israel Police.

Overnight Wednesday, security officials said they arrested five wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.

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