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Police search the room of an Arab teen in Kfar Kara; they found an entire arsenal under the boy's bed. May 27, 2022

A large arsenal was found hidden under the bed of a 17-year-old Israeli Arab boy in the town of Kafr Kara, Israel Police said early Friday.

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The large weapons cache was discovered during a search of the home by police officers and detectives from the Iron police station, Border Guard Police officers and members of the K-9 unit.

During the search, the officers uncovered thee semi-automatic assault weapons: an M-16 rifle, a Kalachnikov and an Uzi — along with three handguns, a grenade and ammunition under the teen’s bed.

A police sapper was summoned to the home to handle the grenade.

All of the weapons and ammunition were transferred to the Criminal Identification Laboratory.

Five suspects were arrested and transferred to the police station for questioning, police said.

Kfar Kara is located about 22 miles southeast of Haifa in the northern Israeli region known as “The Triangle.” It has a high number of educated residents, with one of the highest ratios in the country for doctors relative to population size.

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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 Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.