Jerusalem Police arrest 2 Palestinian suspects during illegal weapons sweep

Arsenal of pipe bombs, stun grenades, machine gun and ammunition seized from home and falafel stand outside Old City.

December 29, 2015 14:15
1 minute read.
Palestinian weapons

A Carl Gustav submachine gun seized by police from a Palestinian falafel stand outside the Old City’s Damascus Gate.. (photo credit: JERUSALEM POLICE)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Police arrested two Palestinian men on Monday after seizing an arsenal of illegal weapons, including a submachine gun, pipe bombs and stun grenades, hidden in a falafel stand and the courtyard of a home in east Jerusalem.

According to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the arrests are part of an ongoing, intensive operation to prevent terrorists from procuring weapons to carry out attacks in the capital.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

“Police units carried out routine operations in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood on Monday and searched a number of homes and areas for illegal weapons to be used for criminal or terrorist attacks,” said Rosenfeld.

“Officers were able to find six pipe bombs, a number of stun grenades and ammunition hidden in the courtyard of a house, whose owner was questioned and arrested.”

Later that day, Rosenfeld said police received information about illicit weapons being sold from a falafel stand located on the well-traveled Sultan Suleiman Street, outside the Old City’s Damascus Gate.

“Officers found two pipe bombs, a Carl Gustav submachine gun and ammunition hidden inside the stand, and the owner, a resident of Wadi Joz, was arrested and questioned,” he said.

Neither suspect, he said, appeared to be part of an organized terrorist cell.


“It appears that they were selling the weapons for profit,” Rosenfeld said of the men, who have since been arraigned at Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court.

“Police units are actively continuing operations across Jerusalem, including in Arab neighborhoods, to find existing threats and illegal weapons before attacks are carried out,” he said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Yair Netanyahu
November 15, 2018
Yair Netanyahu warns toppling dad’s government will help Left rise