Israeli Border Police may have saved the lives of hundreds or even thousands of Israelis Friday night.
They stopped what appeared to them a suspicious Palestinian Authority taxicab in Highway 60 in Samaria, north of Jerusalem.
Their search of the vehicle uncovered a cache of approximately 4,000 bullets used in M-16 semi-automatic weapons.
Even worse, the ammunition had been stolen from the IDF.
Police arrested three Arabs, two of them from Jerusalem and one form the Palestinian Authority. It is not known if the Arabs were linked to crime or terror, but it can be assumed that 4,000 bullets in the hands of Palestinian Authority Arabs would not be used by Palestinian Authority security officers to do what the Oslo Accords commit them to do – root out terror.
It also can be assumed that since several Palestinian Authority security officers have been involved in terror attacks on Israelis, some of those bullets would have ended up in their hands.
The official statement that the taxi cab was viewed as “suspicious” may be politically correct language for another capture of terrorists and their weapons thanks to Israeli intelligence.
In any case, those 5,000 bullets will be back in the hands of the IDF, which has to investigate yet another theft that may have been an “inside job.”
And Israelis can thank the security services for having possibly saved their lives.