Defense Ministry Crossing Authority security officials on Saturday night stopped an Israeli vehicle for a search after the driver had aroused suspicion at the Te’enim Crossing outside Tulkarem in Samaria.
During the inspection, security officials discovered a Beretta pistol and two full magazines, both of which were confiscated. The driver was transferred to Israel Police for questioning.
It should be noted that the Te’enim Crossing on Route 557 became a civilian crossing only last week, with its responsibilities transferred from the IDF to the Crossing Authority. Te’enim Crossing is become the 14th crossing in Judea and Samaria (and two in the Gaza Strip) to have been transferred from the IDF to the Ministry of Defense.