Jenin Arabs Surrender Machine Guns, Rifles to Israel Authorities

Arab residents of the town on Jenin in the occupied west bank area have surrendered to the Israeli military authorities 80 firearms of various types including Bren machineguns and Russian assault rifles, it was disclosed today. The Israelis have been conducting a persistent campaign to round up arms held by the civilian population of the area.

In Gaza, a three-judge panel imposed sentences of up to 10 years’ imprisonment on Arabs convicted of illegal possession of weapons. Occupation of Gaza by the Israeli forces had been accompanied by serious sniping and it was established that a large number of members of the so-called Palestine Liberation Army, a terrorist force, had kept their arms and infiltrated the civilian population.

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