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February 8, 2018 12:31 pm

IDF Busts Palestinian Weapons Ring Amidst Increased Violence in West Bank

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Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Jenin, Jan. 18, 2018. Photo: Nasser Ishtayeh / Flash90.

JNS.org – Israeli Defense Forces busted a weapons-smuggling operation in the southern Hebron Hills early Thursday morning, arresting six suspects.

The army reported that the weapons were found in a compound belonging to a weapons dealer in Deir Razih, on the periphery of Hebron. Troops confiscated four handguns, three air-powered guns, four commando knives, military equipment such as holsters, harnesses and gun mounts, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

In separate IDF raids in Judea and Samaria overnight, an additional 9 people suspected of attacking soldiers or hurling stones at Israeli civilians were arrested.

On Wednesday, the IDF announced that extra battalions would be positioned in Judea and Samaria following an increase in violence against Jews in the area.

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