Two Bedouin inhabitants of the Negev were seized by Israeli security forces on Wednesday on suspicion of stealing over 26,000 rounds of ammunition from a military facility.
The ammo, which was taken on Tuesday from a bunker in the southern Tze’elim training site, was found during the arrest operation.
A long-standing issue and the major source of weaponry for Israel’s criminal underworld is the theft of guns and ammunition from IDF facilities.
To avoid similar occurrences, the military has made enormous financial investments in new security systems at its locations.
Authorities detained a number of individuals in a massive munitions heist from a military facility on the Golan Heights in November.
The Tznobar training camp in Katzrin had over 70,000 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition and 70 rifle grenades taken from it.
The Sde Teyman air station in Beersheva allegedly had 30,000 rounds of ammunition taken from it in October, according to the IDF.