Police overnight Tuesday discovered and dismantled weapons caches in a home in an Arab neighborhood of Yerushalayim. Among the weapons were an M16 rifle and ammunition. The residents of the house were arrested and questioned on the source of the weapons.
In a statement, security officials said that such weapons were used in terror attacks as well as for criminal activity, and that security forces were determined to seize all weapons that were being held illegally by all people, in order to better protect Israelis and residents of Palestinian Authority-controlled areas, who are also under threat by terrorists and criminals.
Overnight Tuesday, security officials said they arrested seven 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.
In related news, police on Wednesday began a manhunt for a man who stabbed a woman walking down the street in Yaffo. The woman was attacked by a man who pounced on her and stabbed her in the upper body, then ran away. She was treated on site and taken to a nearby hospital for light to moderate wounds. Police are not ruling out any possibilities, including the possibility of a terror stabbing.