Six relatives of the ISIS terrorist who attacked a Dizengoff café in Tel Aviv in January 2016 – in which two people were killed and 8 wounded – were caught breaking into an IDF arsenal and selling guns to crime gangs. Two months ago, after 33 firearms were stolen from the IDF Teyman Base in southern Israel, the Negev Police District’s Central Unit opened an undercover investigation. This led to the discovery of some of the stolen weapons and evidence against four relatives of the terrorist Nishat Milhem from the Israeli Arab village of Arara, plus four Israeli Arabs from Beersheba and northern Israel.
Two brothers, one of them an outside contractor who performed building work on the base’s armory, had stolen the firearms, smuggled them out, and sold them for a around a million shekels (app. $300,000) to gangland figures. Police investigators also discovered in their possession quantities of drugs as well as military items, including bullet-proof vests and laser instruments.