Israel Police have confiscated over 4,000 illegal weapons so far this year, with 90% of them in the possession of Israeli-Arabs.
By Israel Today Staff
More than 4,000 illegal weapons have been confiscated in Israel over the last 10 months, the Hebrew-language daily Israel Hayom reported, citing police officials.
About 3,600 of these weapons were found in the Arab sector. In other words, 90 percent of Israel’s illegal weapons and ammunition come from Arab-Israeli households.
Among the confiscated weapons are 526 pistols and 435 rifles, mostly of the assault-rifle variety.
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Mass shootings in the US are becoming routine and public places across the country may have little choice but to emulate Israeli gun laws to help prevent lunatic shooters from claiming so many innocent lives.
By Alex Traiman, JNS & Israel Hayom Staff
Mass shootings are nothing new in the United States, but their sudden rise is ballooning into a shocking nationwide epidemic. Many blame a toxic political culture that is accentuating divisions rather than commonalities between Americans, and the ease in which Americans can access guns, including automatic assault rifles.
Added into the mix is the multibillion-dollar entertainment industry that glorifies gun violence. Continue Reading »
U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Nikki Haley stressed how United Nations’ forces must do more to prevent the acquisition and distribution of illegal weapons, which are “almost entirely in the hands of Hezbollah terrorists.”
By Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Monday urged the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon to step up efforts to prevent the spread of illegal weapons in southern Lebanon, which she said “are almost entirely in the hands of Hezbollah terrorists.”
Haley made clear in a statement that the United States is seeking “significant improvements” to the force, known as UNIFIL, when the U.N. Continue Reading »
An army knapsack filled classified material, numerous weapons & ammunition was found by Palestinian Arabs on Route 35 near Hevron, and returned to Israeli forces via Palestinian police.
By Uzi Baruch
Palestinian Arabs found an IDF knapsack containing classified materials near Hevron, and returned it to Israeli security forces.
Weapons seized by Netzah Yehuda – the IDF’s haredi (ultra-Orthodox) battalion – Photo courtesy: Nahal Haredi Foundation
According to the report on Channel 2, the Arabs claimed that they found the bag on Route 35, near Hevron. It contained classified materials, as well as army uniforms and ready-to-use weapons.
The Arabs who found the knapsack notified PA security forces, and turned it over to them. Continue Reading »
In the largest raid of the year, conducted by hundreds of IDF soldiers, along with the Shin Bet and Border Police, improvised-weapons-making factories in Hebron and Bethlehem areas were raided, with no one hurt as violent protesters attempted to thwart the early-morning operation.
By Yoav Zitun
Hundreds of soldiers from five different battalions rushed in at 1:30am Tuesday morning to improvised-weapons-making facilities in the Hebron and Bethlehem areas in an operation that was run by the IDF along with the Shin Bet and Border Police.
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According to Israel Police, the handgun was found, holstered with two loaded clips, in the Palestinian boy’s locker at his Jerusalem school after reports of suspicious activity there.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
A pistol and two loaded cartridges belonging to a 13-year-old Palestinian boy from east Jerusalem were seized by police at an area school overnight Sunday. The boy has been placed under arrest.
While details of the investigation remain unclear, according to police, the gun was found in a holster in the boy’s locker at the unidentified Jerusalem school, after intelligence was received about suspicious activity there.
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After extensive testing, defense officials approves use of rubber-based ammunition in the West Bank by specially authorized IDF & Border Guard units to disperse aggressive rioters.
By Yoav Zitun
The IDF will soon introduce a new means for riot dispersal. Following a series of experiments recently performed by the military, the use of non-lethal ammunition has been approved as a method to avoid escalations of violence.
Non-lethal ammunition used by the IDF
An Army officer told Ynet that the rubber bullet “is considered a more humane weapon”.
The military has considered using the non-lethal method in the West Bank that is already used by Israeli police, but doubts regarding its lethality prevented its use. Continue Reading »
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Israel Military Industries are marketing their Guided Mortar Munition, battle tested by the IDF, are guided by laser or GPS satellite systems, and has a range of 8 kilometers.
Israel Military Industries (IMI) will display its new Guided Mortar Munition – which are already in service in the IDF – at an international defense exhibition in Brazil this week.
Israel Military Industries to display new guided mortars at Brazil defense exhibition. – Photo: IMI
The mortars can be guided by laser or GPS.
The LAAD Defense and Security exhibition will take place from April 14 to 17 in Rio De Janerio, and will see IMI showcase the guided mortars, developed in response to operational requirements from the IDF and foreign military customers, IMI said. Continue Reading »
In what turned out to be baseless, 2 representatives of Israel Weapons Industry were jailed in harsh conditions and abused & tortured during their 11 days of incarceration, after being arrested for illegal weapons possession.
By Itamar Eichner
Two Israeli representatives of the Israel Weapons Industry (IWI) were arrested in Uganda and held in harsh conditions for almost two weeks on the suspicion they were illegally possessing weapons in what turned out to be a completely baseless arrest.
It took 11 days for a Ugandan Supreme Court judge to call for the immediate release of the men and reprimand the officials who arrested them. Continue Reading »
In contradiction to initial Palestinian claims, evidence suggests plastic explosive laden book caused blast that killed PA envoy in January.
The Palestinian ambassador to Prague who died in a blast in January was most likely killed by a decades-old charge of Semtex plastic explosive concealed in a book, a newspaper reported on Tuesday citing a police investigator.
Jamal al-Jamal – Photo: Michal Krumphanzl/AP
Police had decided Jamal al-Jamal was not assassinated, but had simply unwittingly opening a book booby-trapped years earlier, the source told daily newspaper Mlada Fronta Dnes.
“It was an unfortunate accident. The ambassador was a thorough man who wanted to put some old things in order, and among them there were two books with explosives,” the paper quoted the source as saying. Continue Reading »
Israel Military Industries develops the first GPS-guided 120mm mortar shell for the IDF, solving accuracy issue, offering pinpoint military accuracy for Gaza terrorist cells.
By Yoav Zitun
Could this be the answer to rocket launching terror cells in Gaza? The IDF is set receive a new model of a GPS-guided mortar shell, developed by Israel Military Industries. The weapon is designed to deliver a quick strike against terrorist cells, especially those in the Gaza Strip, and was given the original name “Morty” (Patzmi, a play on the Hebrew acronym for mortar).
Morty’ IDF new mortar shell – IDF
“Mortar shells were always considered an inaccurate weapon that hit only the target area and not the target itself,” a security source told Ynet. Continue Reading »
In contradiction of initial Embassy claims, Czech police now report Palestinian ambassador Jamal al-Jamal was not killed by booby-trapped safe.
By Associated Press, Int’l Business Times
The explosion that killed the ambassador at the Palestinian Embassy complex in Prague was not caused by a booby-trapped safe as previously believed, Czech investigators said Monday.
The flag-covered body of Jamal al-Jamal lies in a mosque during his funeral in the city of Ramallah – Photo: Reuters
Police said that their investigation has revealed that the blast that killed Ambassador Jamal al-Jamal on Jan. 1 did not occur inside the safe and no explosive device was part of the safe. Continue Reading »
Kafr Qasem teenager says he doesn’t know how the gun, which has an inscription in Arabic reading, ‘a gift from the Iraqi president’, got into the car he was driving.
By Raanan Ben Tzur
A teenager from Kafr Qasem was arrested in the Sharon region on Thursday, while in possession of a gun apparently handed out by Saddam Hussein.
Handgun from Saddam – Kedma police
The 17 year-old was carrying a handgun inscribed with the message: “A present from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein for one who defends the homeland”.
The youth told police that he had no idea who the gun belonged to. Continue Reading »
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IDF arrests terrorists after discovering massive weapons cache.
IDF Commander: The weapons were hidden behind fake walls in bedrooms.
Soldiers and Border Police found a large weapons cache in an operation in a Palestinian town in the “seam zone” – the area located east of the 1949 armistice line, and to the west of the Judea and Samaria security barrier.
Weapons cache discovered – Photo courtesy: IDF Central Command
Lt-Colonel Roi Nahari, who heads the regiment which made the discovery, spoke to Arutz Sheva about the operation, which took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Continue Reading »