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Israeli security forces thwart weapon-smuggling operation from Jordan

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Weapons seized by Israeli security forces during a gun-smuggling attempt along the border with Jordan on November 11, 2021. (Israel Defense Forces)
Weapons seized by Israeli security forces during a gun-smuggling attempt along the border with Jordan on November 11, 2021. (Israel Defense Forces)

Israeli security forces thwart a gun-running attempt along the Israeli-Jordanian border, seizing some 15 weapons and making one arrest in the process, the military says.

Overnight, Israeli soldiers operating surveillance cameras along the border spotted suspects “who tried to smuggle weapons from Jordanian territory into Israeli territory,” the Israel Defense Forces says.

IDF soldiers, Israel Police officers and border guards were sent to the scene and took one of the suspects into custody, along with 15 guns, the military says.

The IDF says the troops seized eight shotguns, three Kalashnikov assault rifles, two pistols and an M-16 carbine.

The suspect and the guns were handed over to Israel Police for further investigation, the IDF says, noting that the suspect is Palestinian.

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