Tag Archive for weapons cache

Foreign Report: Israeli jets explode Iranian, Hezbollah weapons depots in Syria

According to a Syrian rebel report, Israeli jets entered the Deraa district, which recently displaced tens of thousands of civilians due to the regime’s bombardments, and fired rockets at ammunition warehouses belonging to pro-Assad militias, resulting in massive explosions heard throughout the district.



Large explosions were heard in the Deraa district of south Syria on Tuesday in an area in which ammunition warehouses belonging to the Assad regime and pro-Assad militias are located, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Daraa is located in Southwest Syria, bordering both Israel’s part of the Golan Heights and Jordan – Photo: Karte-NordNordWest, Lizenz-Creative Commons, IsraelandStuff

According to Syrian opposition media reports, the explosions were the result of an IDF air strike. Continue Reading »

IDF confiscates illegal weapons, Hamas money stash in pre-dawn counter-terrorism raid

BUSTED: During joint pre-dawn operations, the IDF forces working with the Shin Bet internal security agency and Israel Border Police nab 10 wanted terrorists, uncover and confiscate an illegal weapons cache, along with tens of thousands of shekels funded by Hamas.

By David Rosenberg


Israeli security forces operating in Judea and Samaria overnight apprehended 14 suspects wanted in Israel for a variety of offenses, including 10 terrorists involved in attacks on Israeli civilians and security personnel.

Guns and amunition confiscated in Samaria – Photo: IDF spokesperson’s unit

The 14 suspects were nabbed in a series of joint pre-dawn operations Tuesday morning involving the IDF, Israel Police, Shin Bet internal security agency, and Border Police. Continue Reading »

Israel Border Police bust makeshift arms factory, seize weapons, arrest Palestinian

A male Palestinian was arrested during an early morning police raid, with over a dozen weapons, hundreds of ammunition rounds, IDF uniforms, and related paramilitary equipment seized.



Border Police raided a makeshift arms factory in the West Bank village of Beit Arush early Thursday morning, arresting one man and seizing a cache of illegal rifles, improvised automatic weapons, IDF uniforms, binoculars and ammunition.

Some of the weapons seized by Border Police in Beit Arush Thursday. – Photo: POLICE SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT

According to police, the operation took place overnight after intelligence was received about illegal activity in the warehouse, which was used primarily to manufacture Carl Gustav-type and Kalashnikov (AK-47 knockoff) rifles. Continue Reading »

Israel Border Police terminate terrorist during shoutout, recover illegal automatic weapons


A YAMAM SWAT team returned fire killing the terror suspect after coming under automatic fire while attempting to detain the 31yr-old Palestinian near Ramallah.
– Subsequent search of the premises revealed two illegal M-16 assault rifles & a submachine gun.

By Yoav Zitun and Elior Levy


A wanted Palestinian terror suspect was killed during a shootout with the Border Police’s elite YAMAM unit after opening fire at officers who were attempting to apprehend him early Monday morning.

The Carl Gustav submachine gun seized at the scene after the shootout.- Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Basel Al-Araj, 31, was killed in Al-Bireh, near Ramallah.

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IDF busts large illegal weapons-making facility in Hebron basement


In addition to the 15 lathes, Israel’s security forces discovered 70 barrels full of assorted ammunition for M16’s, Carlo Gustav and other automatic weapons, found hidden in the basement walls.


Security forces seized the largest weapons manufacturing factory this year overnight between Sunday and Monday in Hebron, a senior IDF officer said Monday morning.

Discovered submachine-gun barrels & weapon's parts - IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Discovered assorted submachine-gun barrels & weapon parts – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The facility, found in the basement of a family house, included 15 lathes used to produced weapons components.

In addition to the metal-working machines, security forces found 70 barrels full of hundreds of different types of ammunition. Continue Reading »

Israel security forces nab 9 terrorists, confiscating weapons and terror funds in night-raids


In 3 overnight multi-agency operations across Judea and Samaria, the IDF, Border Police, Israel Police, and Shin Bet security agency, apprehended 9 wanted terrorists, while seizing firearms & cash used to promote terrorism.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


A joint overnight operation of the IDF, Border Police, and Judea and Samaria District police netted nine wanted terrorists and a large illegal weapon stash.

Four of the suspects arrested in the raids were wanted for past terror attacks targeting Israeli civilians and security forces.

Cache of weapon parts uncovered - IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Cache of weapon parts uncovered – IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

According to an IDF spokesperson, the suspects included three members of the Islamic Jihad terror group and two members of Hamas. Continue Reading »

In overnight sting, Israeli security forces arrest 19 wanted Palestinians


In addition to the 19 wanted Palestinians arrested on assorted terrorism charges during the overnight operation to uncover illegal weapons manufacturing workshops, a number of pistols, weapons parts, cartridges & ammunition were seized.

By i24news


The Israeli Defense Forces in cooperation with the Shin Bet security service arrested 19 wanted Palestinians overnight in the West Bank and uncovered three weapons manufacturing workshops.

Israeli forces carry arrested 19 wanted Palestinian overnight in the West Bank, September 26, 2016. – Photo: IDF’s Spokesperson’s Unit

According to a statement from the IDF, two of the workshops were discovered in the northern West Bank city of Jenin and the third in Dahriya in the south. Continue Reading »

WATCH: IDF raids illegal Palestinian weapons factory


view videoIn 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.

The widespread operation of the Judea and Samaria Division was the IDF’s largest in the past year against the guns and rifles in the West Bank. Continue Reading »

Israel Border Guard kills Palestinian, wounds another during search operation 


IDF: While the officers were uncovering an illicit weapons workshop, police opened fire on a suspicious vehicle with 3 young men driving at them.



An Israeli border policeman shot dead one Palestinian and wounded another in the West Bank on Wednesday when they drove towards officers, an army spokeswoman said.

Israeli border guards (MAGAV) patrol along Israel’s security-barrier in the Palestinian village of al-Ram – Photo: ABBAS MOMANI/AFP

The officers had been carrying out a search operation in Al-Ram, northeast of Jerusalem, during which they uncovered an arms workshop, when they spotted the vehicle coming towards them, the spokeswoman said. Continue Reading »

IDF closes down 16 illegal Palestinian weapons factories

Terror groups underwent a serious setback with the closing of 16 underground weapons manufacturing workshops, and IDF’s seizure of 200 weapons, ammunition & grenades that Palestinian terrorists would have used in future attacks on Israelis.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The Israeli army has closed 16 Arab weapons factories in Judea and Samaria in a major crackdown an IDF officer said on Tuesday.

“As part of our war against the production of homemade weapons, we have seized 200 weapons, ammunition and grenades and closed 16 illegal workshops since early 2016,” Colonel Roman Gofman said.

In a conference call with reporters, he said the campaign also targeted Palestinian shops selling firecrackers, which can be used to make grenades and improvised explosive devices.

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Israel security forces find illicit arms dealers, cache near Nablus, arrest terrorists

After confiscating weapon manufacturing equipment, makeshift guns, & ammunition, Israel arrests 2 from Abbas’ security forces, along with 2 other Palestinians for illicit arms dealing & manufacturing.

By Israel Hayom Staff


Israeli forces have arrested several Palestinians who were allegedly involved in illicit arms dealing and manufacturing.

A gun confiscated in the raid Sunday night  – Photo: Shin Bet security agency

The arrest raid, in the town of Urif near Nablus in Samaria, took place overnight Sunday and was carried out by the Israel Defense Forces’ elite Duvdevan unit and Nahal Brigade, with the help of the Israel Police and the Shin Bet security agency. Continue Reading »

Watch Video of IDF night raid on Palestinian weapons factory in Samaria


view videoIsrael’s Shin Bet and IDF forces confiscated 15 illegally produced automatic assault rifles in latest bust to stamp out unlawful weapons which are fabricated for nefarious use, including terrorism.

By Uzi Baruch


Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) agents, together with IDF forces of the Menashe Regional Brigade, seized 15 improvised assault rifles overnight in the Palestinian Arab village of Ya’bad, near Jenin in northern Samaria.

The location of the weapons stash was revealed during a Shin Bet interrogation of a Palestinian weapons manufacturer.

The successful mission was only the latest phase of an ongoing joint Shin Bet-IDF counter-terrorism operation in Samaria. Continue Reading »

Report: ISIS captured weapons cache in Sinai meant for Hamas


Having attacked the Egyptian army last summer after they intercepted an arms cache in route to the Gaza smuggling-tunnels, ISIS took the illegal weapons – but told Hamas the supply had been destroyed in their attack on the Egyptian Army.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


An Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated group may have taken the upper hand in the ongoing struggle for power in the Sinai desert and Gaza, a report revealed Monday.

Israel seized a ship on the Red Sea carrying dozens of long-range M-302 rockets (pictured here) meant for insurgent in Gaza – Photo: REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The Sinai has recently witnessed some of the heaviest fighting between security forces and Islamists since the army ousted President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013. Continue Reading »

Released for Publication: Israel’s Yamam Police Bust Arab Weapons Trafficking Ring


The closing of the weapons trafficking began ten days ago when the lead suspect, an Israeli Arab, was arrested carrying 3 pistols, an AK-47 automatic assault rifle, ammunition & various weapon parts.

By Shoshana Miskin


Ten days ago, Police of the Judea and Samaria District arrested a 45-year-old Israeli Arab resident of Shu’fat in Jerusalem, as part of an investigation that dealt with allegations of weapons trafficking.

The suspect was caught in the possession of a bag which contained three handguns, an AK-47 rifle, ammunition and various weapons parts.

The arrest was made following an investigation which was conducted by the Central Unit of the Judea and Samaria District, that dealt with a large scale weapons trafficking. Continue Reading »

Last Night was a Good Night: Israel security find weapons & uniforms in multiple raids


Shin Bet, Israel Police, and IDF find real & fake army uniforms and weapons in multiple West Bank counter-terror raids.


Judea and Samaria District Police together with army infantry units uncovered counterfeit IDF uniforms and firearms during overnight counter-terrorism raids in the West Bank between Saturday and Sunday.

In one raid, held in the village Beit Omer near Hebron, police officers and IDF soldiers, together with the Shin Bet domestic
intelligence agency, found two handguns, one of which was homemade and the second industrially produced, as well as ammunition, two radio devices, and army uniforms that could have been used to carry out attacks. Continue Reading »