Bullets (illustrative)
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The Southern District Prosecutor's Office has filed an indictment against two Bedouin Arabs accused of stealing thousands of bullets from an IDF base.

Earlier this month, it was reported that 30,000 bullets for 5.56 rifles were stolen from an IDF bunker in the Tze'elim base in southern Israel. That number was later found to be about 26,000, and the bullets were declared to be for M-16s.

On Monday, it was announced that terrorists Ahmad Abu Marihil, 36, and his brother Odeh Abu Marihil, 30, were indicted after breaking into a bunker on the Tze'elim base and stealing 26,000 M-16 bullets.

Both brothers live in the Bedouin agricultural town of Bir Hadaj in southern Israel.

According to the indictment, the accused observed the IDF base in order to break into it, and collected intelligence regarding the security routines and the best places to infiltrate the base. Later, the two returned to the base armed with tools, gloves, and face masks.