Photo Credit: Israel Ministry of Defense
Hidden "Carlo" submachine gun in suspects' car

Israeli military forces foiled a potential terrorist attack Saturday night at a crossing checkpoint near the Palestinian Authority city of Kalkilya.

Three Arab women were arrested after a “Carlo Gustav” submachine gun was found in their vehicle at the Eliyahu Crossing into Israel during a routine search.

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A suicide note saying the women were hoping to die while carrying out a terror attack against Israelis was also found.

Security forces said an initial investigation found the women – all three in their twenties – were from the city of Shechem, and none held Israeli entry permits. They allegedly planned to attack the soldiers at the checkpoint, Israeli media reported.

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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.