Israeli base in Al-Naqab broken into, vehicles gone missing
Israeli media reports that military vehicles were stolen from an IOF base in Al-Naqab, adding that the troops did not notice a break-in.
The base of the Artillery Corps in Al-Naqab, southern occupied Palestine, was broken into over the weekend, with the IOF reporting missing equipment and vehicles, the Israeli Walla! the website reported on Sunday.
In the aftermath, an expensive motorcycle and an ATV that had been confiscated in recent weeks had gone missing.
Reportedly, the incident took place as the Israeli occupation forces were securing the base after a breach was discovered, with a big hole found in the fence erected in the base's parameter.
After further investigations, it was clarified that the persons who broke in cut the base's fence, entered the compound area on foot, and took the vehicles from the base.
"This is not the first time that weapons have been stolen from this base. In the past year, in several cases, [...] weapons, military equipment, and ammunition" were stolen from there, a military source told Walla!.
The Israeli soldiers that were present on site did not notice any suspicious activity, with the place the incident took place being relatively close to where the soldiers were.
A month earlier, on November 18, the Israeli occupation forces, in cooperation with the occupation's police and the general security services, are investigating the disappearance of more than 70,000 bullets and 70 grenades from "Tel Aviv's" military base in the occupied Syrian Golan.
An initial IOF probe found that some 73,000 5.56 mm bullets were missing from the military base, as well as 72 grenades designed to be launched from an M-203 grenade launcher mounted under the barrel of an assault rifle.
The Israeli occupation is also investigating whether IOF soldiers had a hand in the incident, though the media was not able to get further detail.
The findings of the investigation are to be presented to Major General Ori Gordin, the chief of the Northern Command of the IOF, within a month, the IOF announced after Gordin set up a "panel of experts" to investigate the incident.
This comes less than a month after a similar incident saw some 30,000 bullets going missing from a base in southern occupied Palestine.
The occupation's main concern is that the munition makes it to somewhere such as Jenin or Nablus, where there has been an escalation against Palestinians.
Another incident of the sort took place on January 3, 2021. Israeli media reported at the time that more than 93,000 bullet rounds were taken from an IOF base in Al-Naqab, which marked the largest incident of the sort.