IDF uncovers sniper rifle near Hebron

Kfir Brigade soldiers find dismantled sniper rifle in Palestinian town of Ash-Shuyukh

Date: 02/08/2011, 5:42 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

On Saturday (July 30), a dismantled sniper rifle was uncovered in the Palestinian town of Ash-Shuyukh by soldiers of the IDF (Zahal)’s Kfir Brigade.

Ash-Shuyukh is located north of the West Bank city of Hebron.

Ash-Shuyukh has a history of terror activity. In June 2009, an explosive device and material were confiscated in a house located in one of the town’s densely populated neighborhoods.

In October 2005, Israeli security forces arrested 59 members of a Hamas terrorist squad operating in Ash-Shuyukh, who were responsible for carrying out terrorist actions against Israelis.