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January 23, 2014 12:45 pm

Palestinian Arabs Arrested Over Weapons Cache in Hebron

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View of Hebron. Photo: محمد الفلسطيني via Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Two Palestinian residents of Hebron were arrested Wednesday evening in a joint operation by the Israel Defense Forces, the Border Police, and the Israel Police, on suspicion of storing illegal weapons caches in their home, Israel Hayom reported.

One of the suspects is in his 20s, while the other is in his 40s. Among the weapons found by the security forces was an Uzi sub-machine gun, an M-16 assault rifle, a carbine rifle, hand guns, an assortment of some 8,000 bullets, dozens of spare M-16 rifle barrels, and two spare sights for attachable grenade launchers.

According to security officials, the confiscated weapons are believed to have been earmarked for terrorist attacks.

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