Archive picture showing guns seized during a smuggling attempt near Lebanon

Israeli forces arrest three gun smugglers in W. Bank

Police says forces arrested three Palestinians in their 30s near the Palestinian town of al-Auja after a tip-off, adds ten handguns worth some NIS 250,000 were seized in the operation

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Published: 05.04.22, 18:28
Security forces foiled a gun smuggling attempt in the West Bank Wednesday, arresting three men during the operation.
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  • According to Israel Police, the detainees are Palestinians in their 30s from the Hebron area. They were caught near the Palestinian town of al-Auja, near Jericho with ten handguns in their possession.
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    Archive picture showing guns seized during a smuggling attempt near Lebanon
    (Photo: IDF Spokespersons Unit )
    Police said Wednesday's operation took place thanks to tip-offs concerning the smugglers, adding that the value of the handguns seized was around NIS 250,000 ($74,000).
    The arrest comes a day after a similar operation saw police forces thwart an attempt to smuggle 20 guns from Jordan to Israel, worth some 500,000 NIS -- and a little over two weeks after IDF and police forces managed to foil a massive weapon smuggling attempt from Lebanon, during which some 100 grenades of various kinds were seized, as well as two rifles allegedly intended for future terror attacks within Israel.
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    Some of the guns seized near the Jordanian border, April 25
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    Security forces have thwarted numerous smuggling attempts in recent months, mostly from Jordan and Lebanon with whom Israel shares a border.
    According to the police, such weapons' are usually sold to Arab Israelis, for criminal and terrorist purposes alike.

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