JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli military uncovered a cache of weapons and ammunition in the West Bank Palestinian city of Nablus.
Israel Defense Forces and Border Guard troops discovered the cache overnight Thursday based on intelligence information, according to the IDF.
Three Palestinians suspected of possession of weapons as well as 16 other wanted Palestinian men were arrested following the raid.
The weapons cache included pistols, parts of an M16 rifle, more than 100 ammunition clips, various kinds of ammunition and other military equipment.
In the past two months, military equipment, weapons and ammunition have been uncovered in 10 West Bank locations, according to the IDF.
“More than a dozen shooting incidents were reported since the beginning of 2013 in Judea and Samaria,” said IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. “Such counter terrorism activities in the region are crucial to the prevention of such incidents.”