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IDF Uncovers Massive Weapons Cache

IDF finds large weapons cache, arrests terrorists. Commander: guns were hidden in bedrooms, behind fake walls.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 1/21/2014, 7:06 PM

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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.

Lieutenant-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.

“The regiment, along with Border Police and other forces, entered the village. Several people who are connected to terrorist activity were arrested, and a large quantity of weapons was discovered,” he said.

The weapons were found hidden in various places in homes in the town, he said, including in bedrooms, under cupboards, and behind closets. Rooms were built with double walls, or false stones, he said, adding that the work had apparently been done by someone with experience. 

Soldiers did what they could to “prevent repeated use” of the hiding places without causing undue damage to the homes, Nahari said. The buildings weapons were hidden in were “residential homes, with families, children,” he explained.

The weapons included bombs as well as guns and other weapons, he said. 

The operation was important due not only to the unusual size of the weapons cache, but to the clear involvement of terrorist experts in concealing it, Nahari noted.

He expressed hope that the arrests early Tuesday would lead to further information.