The IDF carried out a large scale operation overnight in the city of Shechem in Samaria and its environs, for locating weapons.
The operation was carried out together with the Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet), Israel Police, Border Police and the IDF Civil Administration.
Many weapons were found in Shechem and the surrounding villages, and six terrorists active in various organizations were arrested.
The operation netted seven rifles, three handguns, numerous parts of rifles and handguns, hand grenades, cartridges and much ammunition.
The raids were carried out simultaneously in several locations by elite IDF units Duvdevan and Egoz, as well as the Rotem Battalion and Gadsar Givati.
In a raid by the Etzion Regional Brigade, the ISA, Police and Civil Administration at Tzurif, NIS 65,000 ($16,616) that were intended for Hamas were caught.