IDF uncovers large cache of illegal weapons in Samaria

The weapons found in the homes of terror suspects in the Samaria town of Nablus included assault rifle parts and a large range of ammunition

Date: 27/06/2013, 11:59 AM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

IDF (Zahal) forces seized a large cache of illegal weapons overnight Wednesday (June 26) discovered in the homes of terror suspects in Nablus.

Among the weapons seized were handguns, M-16 assault rifle parts, dozens of magazines and a large variety of ammunition and military equipment. Three suspects were arrested in connection with the weapons and transferred to security forces for questioning.

IDF uncovers large cache of illegal weapons in Samaria

Overall, 19 terror suspects were arrested overnight throughout the Jordan Valley and Judea and Samaria regions.

In the past two months more than 100 bullets, IDF (Zahal) military equipment, a variety of improvised weapons, more than 100 ammunition clips, several Molotov cocktails, three pistols, five rifles, and over three knives were seized in ten different incidents.

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner: “More than a dozen shooting incidents were reported since the beginning of 2013 in Judea and Samaria. Counterterrorism activities in the region are crucial to the prevention of such incidents.”

The IDF (Zahal) will not tolerate any threat to the safety of the citizens of Israel and will continue to act against those responsible.