The Shin Bet has apprehended a weapons smuggling cell involved in the theft of armaments from IDF bases as well as illegal arms trade.
IDF and Border Police forces arrested three suspects—ages 19, 30 and 48—in the village of Taysir in the northwest of the West Bank's Samaria region.
The operation was led by the IDF's Lions of Jordan Battalion.
The troops seized an RPG launcher, an IMI Negev machine gun, 16 smoke grenades and ammunition.
The IDF and the Shin Bet have launched an investigation to determine which IDF bases or units the armaments were stolen from.
According to IDF assessments, these armaments could be sold in the West Bank for tens to hundreds of thousands of shekels, and likely reach the hands of terrorist organizations.
(Translated & edited by Lior Mor)