Weapons seized, 16 arrested, in overnight security raids

Four Hamas men amongst those arrested.

June 4, 2015 11:02

Weapons seized in overnight security raid.. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)

Security forces launched raids in the Palestinian village of Kalil, south of Nablus, and in Salem, east of Nablus, overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, targeting illegal firearms.

In the joint operation, carried out by the IDF's Samara territorial division, the Israel Police, and the IDF Civil Administration, an M4-type assault rifle was seized, as well as two homemade weapons, a grenade, 40 ammunition clips, sights, and ceramic vests.

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The IDF, Judea and Samaria Police, and Border Police also arrested 16 security suspects in overnight West Bank raids.

Twelve men are suspected of taking part in unorganized violence and rioting, and four are Hamas members.

Arrests were carried out in Tul Karem, Tubas, which is northeast of Nablus, Kalil, Silwad, northeast of Ramallah, and Nahlin, southwest of Bethlehem.

Security forces also made arrests in Hebron, Dura, southwest of Hebron, and Samoa, south of Hebron.

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