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IDF uniforms, weapons discovered in West Bank village

Two Palestinians arrested on suspicion of plotting to carry out terror attack following search near Hebron

Adiv Sterman is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Illustrative photo of IDF soldiers during search patrols in the West Bank, June 16, 2014. (IDF Spokesperson/FLASH90
Illustrative photo of IDF soldiers during search patrols in the West Bank, June 16, 2014. (IDF Spokesperson/FLASH90

Israel Defense Forces soldiers arrested two Palestinians overnight Saturday, after several IDF uniforms and weapons caches were discovered in their possession during a routine search patrol in the West Bank village of Beit Ummar, near Hebron.

Soldiers located several masks, knives, and a handgun at the site, Channel 10 news reported.

The two Palestinians were suspected of plotting to carry out a terrorist attack against Israeli targets, according to Channel 10. They were transferred to a Shin Bet security facility for questioning.

Also overnight Saturday, several guns and cartridges were seized by the Hebron District Police in the Palestinian village of Yatta following a search in the area. One man was arrested and taken to a nearby security facility for questioning.

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