An ammunitions cache was discovered in Hebron during a joint operation carried out by IDF forces and Border Guard Police officers.
A gas grenade shell was among the ordnance found in the home, along with other ammunition and magazines.
“Actually, What they found was a 40mm gas canister that is launched from a M-16 launcher attachment,” a defense industry source told JewishPress.com.
“It’s like a portable mortar launcher on the bottom of the M-16. The M-203 connects to the bottom of the M16. It’s a gas grenade to be launched from an M-203.”
The search was launched in response to a tip received by Israeli intelligence personnel. A number of suspects were arrested at the site.
Hebron has become the regional headquarters for a number of Arab terrorist organizations, including the Gaza-based Hamas terror group and Islamic Jihad.