Every day of the year, the IDF (Zahal) works towards preventing terror and keeping the citizens of Israel safe. In May, IDF (Zahal) forces seized a large number of illegal weapons and apprehended the would-be terrorists in possession of them. Thanks to the work of the IDF (Zahal), here are 8 weapon seizures you didn’t hear about from the month of May.
May 5 – IDF (Zahal) forces arrested a Palestinian man near Bethlehem in possession of an improvised weapon, ammunition and a 12 cm knife.
May 6 – IDF (Zahal) forces uncovered a rifle, ammunition and military equipment in the house of a terror suspect. The suspect was transferred to security forces for investigation.
May 9 – IDF (Zahal) forces arrested a Palestinian man in possession of an illegal rifle and a 9 cm-long knife.
Illegal rifle confiscated on May 9
May 13 – IDF (Zahal) forces discovered 3 Palestinians as they attempted to ignite 5 firebombs next to a checkpoint near Nablus. They were also found in possession of a 12 cm-long knife. The men were transferred to the Palestinian Security Forces.
May 14 – IDF (Zahal) forces seized an illegal hunting rifle, ammunition, military helmets and a tactical vest during the arrest of a terror suspect in Hebron.
May 19 – IDF (Zahal) forces seized 2 pistols, a hunting rifle, military vest, and ammunition during the arrest of a terror suspect near Nablus.
Weapons confiscated on May 19
May 22 – IDF (Zahal) forces seized an improvised weapon, ammunition and military equipment during the arrest of a terror suspect near Nablus.
May 31 – IDF (Zahal) forces arrested a Palestinian man in possession of an illegal hunting rifle near Bethlehem.
Hunting rifle confiscated on May 31
“In May, we succeeded in seizing a significant quantity of weapons during the course of routine security and counterterrorism activity. The numbers reflect the IDF (Zahal)’s constant efforts, together with other security forces, to maintain security stability by thwarting those who seek to undermine the situation. The IDF (Zahal) will continue to operate night and day in order to defend Israel and to fight terror.” – Brig. Gen. Tamir Yadai, Judea and Samaria Division Commander
The Israel Defense Forces remains vigilant and will continue to work to seize weapons and apprehend those who seek to harm the State of Israel and its citizens.