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Israel foils weapons smuggling from Jordan

Two Palestinians riding motor boat in Dead Sea caught in possession of Kalashnikovs, ammunition

Police and IDF forces foiled a weapons smuggling attempt from Jordan in the Dead Sea area on Monday.



Forces stopped a small motor boat laden with weapons and ammunition in the Dead Sea at dawn. The act was the result of a special operation spanning months.


The smugglers were canvassing the area in preparation for the smuggling. Police arrested two Palestinians in their 40s residing in the Jordan Valley. They were found in possession of 10 Kalashnikov machine guns and 10 magazines.


One of the detainees has a previous drug record.


Police say that Kalashnikov rifles are sold for approximately NIS 25,000 (roughly $ 7,300). "This is a unique and rare interception," police said. "We are still looking into the weapons' destination."



פרסום ראשון: 07.25.11, 10:35
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