Photo Credit: Ministry of Defense Spokesperson's Office
Ammunition and weapon hidden in snack bags by Palestinian Authority smugglers

Security personnel discovered an unwelcome surprise in packages of snacks during a routine search of a vehicle at a crossing between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Defense Ministry security personnel arrested an Arab driver and passenger who approached the Hotze Shomron (Trans-Samaria) Crossing in a Palestinian Authority-licensed vehicle on Saturday afternoon.


Personnel discovered a firearm and several ammunition cartridges that were concealed within snack bags during their search of the vehicle.

The two Palestinian Authority passengers and the seized weapons were transferred for further investigation by security officials.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.