Two suspects apprehended and 34 handguns, 36 bolt carrier groups and 56 M-16 rifle parts confiscated.
Israeli security forces thwarted an attempt by Palestinian weapon smugglers to transport into Israel 34 handguns and weapon parts from the West Bank.
This comes as Israel ramps up its security arrangements in the West Bank ahead of the Jewish High Holidays period. Following intelligence alerts, Israeli soldiers spotted suspects attempting to smuggle handguns into Israeli territory from the Jordan Valley area.
Israel Defense Forces troops and Israel Police forces were then dispatched to the scene. At the conclusion of the operation, two suspects were apprehended and 34 handguns, 36 bolt carrier groups and 56 M-16 rifle parts were found in their possession.
The suspects and weapons were transferred to security forces for further processing.
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