IDF uncovers weapons lathe near Ramallah

IDF uncovered a lathe used to build makeshift weapons.

By World Israel News Staff

The IDF reported on Tuesday that troops along with the Border Police uncovered a lathe used to manufacture weapons in the village of Saffa, west of Ramallah.

The IDF will continue operating in its effort to locate illegal weapons and maintaining residents’ safety in the area.

Illegal weapons manufacture and terrorist activity is an ongoing problem in Judea and Samaria.

On Sunday night, IDF forces and Israeli Border Police arrested 15 wanted suspects for involvement in terrorist activities and violent disruptions against Israeli civilians and security forces.

The suspects were taken in for interrogation.

In addition, soldiers seized terror funds equaling tens of thousands of shekels.

One gun was found during a search for illegal weapons.

IDF confiscating the lathe.

IDF confiscating the lathe. (IDF Spokesperson’s office)