Soldiers Nab Arabs Smuggling Weapons Into Israel

One of the confiscated weapons caught in a vehicle at a checkpoint, Tuesday. (IDF Spokesman)

IDF soldiers early Tuesday confiscated weapons that Palestinian Authority Arabs were trying to smuggle into Israel. The weapons were found in a vehicle driven by a PA Arab who tried to pass the Beit Sira checkpoint in the Binyamin region. Soldiers who checked the vehicle discovered a rifle and other weapons hidden under the vehicle’s front seat. The weapons were seized, and the Arab was taken in for questioning.

IDF soldiers overnight Monday seized weapons that were to be used in terror attacks. Soldiers discovered a cache of weapons in the Judean Hills villages of Jalkamus and Dura. Several suspects were arrested and the cache confiscated. In a statement, police said that such weapons were often used in terror attacks, and that security forces were determined to seize all weapons that were being held illegally by all people, in order to better protect all Israelis and residents of Palestinian Authority-controlled areas, who are also under threat by terrorists and criminals.

Overnight Monday, security officials said they arrested 5 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.