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17 yr-old Israeli youth arrested with gun given by Saddam Hussein



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 »

IDF Reveals Huge Weapons Cache – Arrests Terrorists

IDF arrests terrorists after discovering massive weapons cache.

IDF Commander: The weapons were hidden behind fake walls in bedrooms.

By Maayana Miskin


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 »

Now explosives discovered at Czech Palestine mission after explosion & cache found

CZECH investigators have reported that after the discovery of a large illegal weapons cache, they later discovered explosives at the Palestinian embassy complex in Prague where a possibly booby-trapped safe killed the ambassador on New Year’s day.




Police discovered 12 illegal weapons following the explosion at the embassy that killed Ambassador Jamal al-Jamal, but this is the first time that authorities said explosives were also found in the new complex that includes the embassy and the ambassador’s residence.

Explosion at home of Palestinian ambassador in Czech Republic

Firefighters search the area after the explosion, Prague January 1, 2014 – Photo: Reuters

It remains unclear what caused the safe to explode but the ambassador’s death is being investigated as a case of negligence.

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Who does Israel export sophisticated weaponry to? The Defense Ministry is silent

Although, most of the countries are already known, Jerusalem refuses to disclose a detailed list of recipients to avoid a morel debate over selling arms to autocratic regimes.



The Defense Ministry objects to any transparency or openness about Israeli arms sales, despite the serious failures that have recently been revealed in its export control department, as reported in Haaretz by Gili Cohen, and the recent forced resignation of department head Meir Shalit. The ministry almost always refrains from launching criminal investigations of exporters who break the law, preferring to settle the cases with administrative fines – or in other words, behind closed doors in the Defense Ministry, without anything being revealed. Continue Reading »

Czech Police found weapons cache at Palestinian mission in Prague

After the Palestinian ambassador was killed opening an old safe containing explosives, Czech Police confirmed weapons also found.

By Reuters and



Czech police found weapons at the Palestinian mission in Prague, a police spokeswoman said Thursday, a day after safe exploded there, killing ambassador Jamal al-Jamal.

Explosion at home of Palestinian ambassador in Czech Republic

Firefighters search the area after the explosion, Prague January 1, 2014 – Photo: Reuters

“Yes I can confirm that,” spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova told Reuters when asked about a report on the discovery of weapons. She gave no details about the type or quantity of weapons found.

On Wednesday, the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic died in a blast that occurred when he opened an old safe that had been left untouched for more than 20 years, officials said. Continue Reading »

Russian weapons export shipments to Assad increasing


REPORT: The number of cargo ships sailing to Syria from a Ukrainian port used by Russia’s arms export monopoly has increased sharply.

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff


MOSCOW — More than two years into Syria’s civil war, President Bashar Assad is settling his bills for Russian arms orders through the Russian banking system to try to shore up ties with his most powerful ally, according to a Russian arms industry source.

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Ministry announces stricter gun-permit requirements after Be’er Sheva bank shooting

New rules are aimed at tightening licensing and preventing workplace issued guns from going home with users.

By Gili Cohen and Yaniv Kubovich


One day after a Be’er Sheva man shot dead four people in a local bank before turning his gun on himself, the Public Security Ministry on Tuesday announced new rules to limit the number of guns in circulation. School security guards will have to turn in their weapons, which guarding firms will reissue at the start of the new school year. Licensed gun owners will have to store their weapon in a safe at home. Security companies must obtain special exemptions from being required to store a weapon when its bearer is off duty, only one gun license will be issued to any single individual and anyone applying to renew a gun license must show why they need a weapon. Continue Reading »

1940s Irgun revolver recovered during weapons collection op

During the nation-wide operation to collect unlicensed weapons, police recover a 1940s pistol that belonged to a deceased ‘Farmers’ Association’ member.


Entire operation collected roughly 2,000 weapons

Ahiya Raved

A “Wobbly” model revolver, used by a member of the Association of Farmers during the 1940s, was one of the finds of an operation to collect unlicensed weapons, carried out in the Northern District. Police noted that 2,000 arms were seized, some belonging to people who were no longer alive. The operation is taking place nationwide. 

דניאלי והאקדח. האלמנה סייעה בחיפוש  (צילום: דוברות המשטרה, המחוז הצפוני)

Danieli and the gun – Photo: Israel Police, Northern District

The oldest weapon police collected during the operation was in Yavniel. Continue Reading »

Report: Jerusalem to ask Obama to stop Syrian arms transfers to Hezbollah

A ‘Guardian’ report suggests that Israel will ask the US president during his visit to use airstrikes to prevent weapons transfers to terrorist organizations.




Israel will request from US President Barack Obama during his upcoming visit that the US carry out airstrikes on Syria in the event that Syrian missiles are being transferred to Hezbollah, the Guardian reported on Sunday.

Syrian site reportedly bombed by IAF.

Syrian site reportedly bombed by IAF. – Photo: YouTube Screenshot

The report added that Israel would ask for US support for Israeli strikes on Syria to prevent such weapons transfer if the US was not willing to do so itself.

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Grenades, LAW Missiles & RPGs found at Arab village school in the Galilee

Special Police Unit uncovers weapons cache at kindergarten, school for special needs students.
The police believe that the weapons were likely intended for criminal use.

Anti-tank missiles and rocket-propelled grenades were found stashed in a school and a kindergarten for special needs children in the Galilee village of Abu Sanaan, during a raid by police on Tuesday morning.

Weapons found stashed at Arab school in Galilee

Weapons found stashed at Arab school in Galilee – Photo: Israel Police

Pictures put out by police show three LAW missiles and four RPGs, all of which were recently stolen from IDF weapons depots. The arms were found in a drainage canal and a small pond on the ground of the school and kindergarten, along with raw explosives, grenades, and hundreds of assault rifle bullets.

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British Munitions Survey Reports Iran Fuels African Conflicts


The New York Times reports: British arms researchers surveying ammunition in Africa find trail implicating the Islamic Republic

By Ynetnews


A British team of arms-trafficking researchers surveying ammunition used by government forces and civilian militias over recent years in conflicts plaguing Kenya, Uganda, the Ivory Coast and what is now South Sudan, has been able to link them to Iran, the New York Times reported Saturday.

 Photo: AFP

According to the findings, the ammunition bore no “headstamps” – a numeric or logo markings used in the arms industry to indicate the location and year of a cartridge’s manufacture –suggesting its producers hoped to avoid detection. Continue Reading »

After Israel provides intel, Italy thwarts weapons smuggling

Rockets that were destined for Egypt have been found in freight containers in Port of Naples

News agencies


Italian authorities have thwarted a weapons smuggling attempt involving rocket launchers in the Port of Naples, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Saturday. One Egyptian citizen was arrested.

Iranian ships in Sudan Photo: AFP

Iranian ships in Sudan – Photo: AFP

According to the report, Israeli authorities provided Italian security forces with information on the containers that carried the weapons which were destined for Egypt.

Italian forces closed a section of the port in order to examine the containers.

The smuggling of weapons into Gaza often passes through Egypt and Sudan. Continue Reading »