Explosives found on the scene including fireworks and plastic weapons.
(photo credit: COURTESY ISRAEL POLICE)
A large collection of explosives and pyrotechnic equipment were seized by Border Police on Wednesday during a search of a home in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jebl Mukaber.
Jerusalem District Commander Moshe Edri praised the work of the Border Police, stating "pyrotechnics constitute a real threat if used against police or civilians. Jerusalem police will continue collecting intelligence and implementing the law, for the security of all the residents of Jerusalem."
Among the explosives found were hundreds of fireworks, firecrackers and dozens of plastic handguns and rifles. Police arrested a man in his 20's, and were investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Rioters in east Jerusalem have in the past used fireworks as a weapon against authorities.