IDF Collects Dozens of Illegal Weapons in Mass Sweep

21 January, 2020   |   1 month ago

The IDF carried out a special counterterrorism operation n Judea and Samaria in the past month and a half in Arab areas during which it exposed and confiscated dozens of illegal guns and other weapons.

The forces seized 13 handguns, 25 Carlo submachine guns, two M16 assault rifles and ammunition. All weapons and ammunition were transferred to the security forces, an IDF spokesperson said Monday.

In addition, the troops seized hundreds of thousands of shekels in funds meant for terrorism.

Finally, the forces exposed and shut down five workshops throughout Judea and Samaria that were used to manufacture illegal weapons.

Israeli forces have been conducting an ongoing campaign against the illegal weapons production and trade in the Palestinian Authority.

The forces have shut down dozens of weapons production plants and have seized tens of machines and hundreds of weapons.

Israeli forces have arrested hundreds of suspects tied to the production and selling of illegal weapons, used in many cases against Israel’s civilians in terror attacks.