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IDF troops find arms cache in northern West Bank

7 terror suspects held in Nablus operation; soldiers uncover assault rifles, pipe bombs

Illustrative photo of an IDF officer during search near Nablus in the West Bank, June 18, 2014 (IDF Spokesperson/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of an IDF officer during search near Nablus in the West Bank, June 18, 2014 (IDF Spokesperson/Flash90)

IDF soldiers arrested seven suspected terror operatives and uncovered a major arms cache in the northern West Bank early Thursday.

In a joint operation by the Paratroopers and Kfir brigades, joined by special forces, in the Nablus area, soldiers found two handguns, an M-16 assault rifle, an Uzi submachine gun, a Kalashnikov rifle, an improvised firearm and eight pipe bombs.

A significant amount of cash belonging to terror organizations was also confiscated in the operation, the army said.

Three other Palestinian suspects were arrested elsewhere in the West Bank overnight Wednesday.

Two were arrested in Jilazoun, a village north of Ramallah, while the third, a reported Hamas operative, was arrested in Hebron.

On Thursday morning, a Palestinian youth was arrested after police witnessed him throwing stones at passing cars in northern Jerusalem.

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