Israel catches alleged rifle smugglers

Israel Materials 25 July 2011 12:32 (UTC +04:00)

Israel Monday intercepted a boat on the Dead Sea attempting to smuggle assault rifles, possibly from Jordan to the West Bank, a military spokeswoman said, dpa reported.

The Dead Sea forms the border between Jordan and the West Bank in the north, and between Jordan and Israel in the south.

A number of AK-47 assault rifles, magazines and some other weapons were found on board, the Israeli military said.

Two Palestinians on board were arrested.

Israel and Jordan signed a peace treaty in 1994. The border between the two countries has been mostly peaceful.