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On Friday night 4 Adar I, border police on Route 38 detected a suspicious vehicle near Nachshon Junction. The driver was instructed to pull over for inspection.
A search of the vehicle revealed a weapons and ammunition including a FN pistol, 9mm ammunition, an axe, hammer, and screwdrivers. Some of the bullets were hidden inside white socks.
The occupants were 20-30-year-old Arabs from southern Israel. The suspects were taken to the Matte Yehuda police station and they were arraigned in the Jerusalem Magistrate Court, which ordered them held in jail until 14 Adar I after which they will be under house arrest.
Additional arrests have since been made and more are expected explain a Shai Police district spokesman’s statement.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem / Photos: Police spokesman)