Police bust Palestinian illegal weapons trade in West Bank

Over the last few months, an under cover police officer carried has out an operation in the West Bank against Palestinians that sold weapons, which could reach into Israeli areas

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April 22, 2019 22:12
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Police bust Palestinian illegal weapons trade in West Bank

Weapons seized during an operation in the West Bank on Monday, April 22, 2019. (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

 
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Police units carried out operation on Monday in the West Bank village of Jaba, near the Binyamin area in which weapons and ammunition were confiscated.

In a statement, Israel Police said "units seized an automatic weapon, a pistol and ammunition.
Three suspects from the area were also arrested in connection with the weapons and the ammunition."

"Police operations continue to in order to prevent attacks and criminal incidents," it added

This comes after it was announced also on Monday that over the last few months, an under cover police officer carried has out an operation in the West Bank against Palestinians that sold weapons, which could reach into Israeli areas.



The Israel Police said that during the operations, "the undercover officer bought five automatic weapons - all Carl Gustavs - from the four suspects."


"The suspects were arrested by police units during the transactions and immediately the weapons were seized and examined," the police continued. "The weapons were being transferred from both Judea and Samaria into Israeli areas.

"The operation was focused at preventing terror attacks and illegal activities," the Israel Police added.


The police confirmed that two of the suspects are Palestinians from Anata, while the two other suspects are from Shuafat near Jerusalem.

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