Palestinian man arrested after M16 rifle found in his home
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Palestinian man arrested after M16 rifle found in his home

Security forces raid village of Wadi Siman as part of ongoing crackdown on firearms in West Bank

Illustrative. An M16 rifle found in the central West Bank village of Wadi Silman on August 25, 2017. (Israel Defense Forces)
Illustrative. An M16 rifle found in the central West Bank village of Wadi Silman on August 25, 2017. (Israel Defense Forces)

Israeli security forces found an M16 rifle in a home in the central West Bank village of Wadi Siman early Friday.

The firearm’s owner was arrested, the IDF said.

Israeli security agencies have been cracking down on firearms smuggling in the West Bank over the past year, as well as on workshops in Palestinian cities used to manufacture improvised Carlo-style rifles.

In a separate overnight raid in the West Bank, security forces detained a Palestinian man suspected of taking part in violent protests, according to a statement from the army.

He was arrested in the village of Bayt Fajr, near Bethlehem.

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