IDF, Border Police arrest 6 in overnight raids

July 14, 2016 08:02

In a joint operation that took place overnight Thursday, IDF forces along with Border Police units arrested at least six wanted suspects on array of various charges including operating an illegal weapons manufacturing facility and working on behalf of the terror organization Hamas.

The operations took place throughout a number of areas in the West Bank, including the northern village of Jenin where Israel Security Forces arrested three suspects. Another three were arrested in the ancient city of Hebron, according to an IDF statement.

The suspects were taken to a nearby by facility for questioning.

The effort is part of a large-scale security operation aimed at halting the illegal manufacturing of  deadly weapons throughout the restive territory, according to the IDF.

Since the beginning of 2016, over 19 weapons manufacturing facilities have been seized along with 200 firearms, the IDF statement added.

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