One of the confiscated weapons
One of the confiscated weaponsIDF spokesperson

On Sunday evening, Israel Defense Forces, Border Police, and Israeli Police conducted searches for illegal weapons in the Hevron-area Palestinian Authority villages of As-Samu' and Dura.

During the operation, the forces seized Carlo automatic weapons, two handguns, and an ammunition clip.

IDF soldiers also confiscated improvised weapons in the Samarian village of Beit Rima. The weapons were handed over to security agencies for further processing, and the suspects were taken for interrogation.

In Dura and in Bethlehem, police units seized a pistol and a shot gun, including ammunition, a police spokesman said. The operation in the southern Hevron Hills and Bethlehem was carried out by undercover police units and IDF units. Two suspects were arrested and are undergoing interrogation.

"Police operations in coordination with the IDF will continue in all areas in order to seize weapons that could be used in incidents or attacks," the spokesman said.

Separately, the IDF, Border Guards, Shabak (Israel Security Agency), and police arrested 23 suspects Sunday evening.

All of the suspects, arrested in Palestinian Authority areas of Judea and Samaria, were wanted on suspicion of involvement in terror and violent disruptions of order directed against Israelis.