Photo Credit: Israel Police Spokesperson's Unit
Road block at Tapuach Junction by Border Guard Police officers.

Border Guard Police officers working together in a joint operation with Israel Security Agency (ISA) personnel stopped a Palestinian Authority terrorist from delivering arms to fellow operatives in Judea and Samaria on Tuesday.

Border Guard Police officers received an intelligence alert from the Shin Bet (ISA), warning of an armed passenger on a Palestinian Authority bus that had departed from Ramallah, heading towards Shechem.

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Israeli security personnel stopped the bus at a roadblock set up at the Tapuach junction, and began their search of passengers and baggage on the vehicle, including the baggage compartment below.

M-16 assault rifle and magazines

In one of the bags tucked away, the police officers found a perfectly clean M-16 assault rifle and magazines. Among the passengers, they found their suspect: an Arab resident of the Balata neighborhood of Shechem in his 20s, quietly traveling with 45 other riders on the bus.

The terrorist was immediately arrested by Israeli Border Guard Police officers and transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

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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.