The Central District Police Department has uncovered a large cache of explosives and advanced bomb activation systems in an open area between the towns of Rosh HaAyin and Shoham on Sunday.
Police detectives, who were tipped off about the cache's whereabouts, believe the weapons were meant to be used in at least one assassination attempt. The discovery underscores an ongoing war between area criminal organizations.
"There is only one purpose for which this equipment could be used – killing people," a police source said.
The police speculated that the storage area served as a type of a base belonging to one of the criminal organizations operating in central Israel.
Bomb squads managed to neutralize the bombs and the police made efforts to collect evidence that could lead them to the owners of the cache.