Weapons smuggling attempt foiled, Muslim terrorist arrested near Hevron
Border Police officers foiled an attempt to smuggle weapons from the Palestinian Authority into Israel.
Border Police forces identified a vehicle that aroused their suspicion, in which four Palestinian Authority residents were traveling in near the terror nest of Yatta, in the Hevron area.
The officers, who noticed that the Israeli license plates were different from each other, ordered the driver to stop. As he tried to escape, the troops blocked him with their vehicle and arrested them.
Upon searching, a bag containing local-made weapons, ammunition, a cartridge and equipment to manufacture improvised weapons were found.
Following the arrest, the 18-year-old Muslim terrorist, who had never issued a driver’s license, was transferred to security forces for further questioning.
The closure, a routine counter-terrorism procedure during Israeli and Jewish holidays, is expected to last until April 27.
The passage from Judea and Samaria into others parts of Israel and from Gaza into Israel is only permitted for humanitarian, medical and exceptional cases, subject to the approval of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories.