A resident of Bu'eine Nujeidat in the Lower Galilee was detained Tuesday evening when a makeshift rifle was found in her car upon her return from the Palestinian Authority.
The woman's 16-year-old son was detained later.
The rifle found in woman's car (Photo: Defense Ministry)
The woman was detained at a checkpoint located in the northern Jordan Valley, between Mechola and Beit She'an. Security guards manning the checkpoint suspected the woman because she was travelling alone and was not carrying a driver's license or an identification card.
While searching the vehicle, security guards found the rifle and a number of magazines inside a plastic bag concealed near the engine.
The woman claimed the rifle and magazines were placed in the car without her knowledge. A short while after her arrest, the woman's teenage son arrived at the checkpoint and was detained as well.
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