Weapons cache found in Israeli synagogue

Feb. 5, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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HOD HASHARON, Israel, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Workers at a synagogue in the central Israeli city of Hod HaSharon say they found a trunk full of decades-old weapons inside the religious site Thursday.

Ynetnews said building caretakers apparently located the weapons cache in an adjoining supply shed.

The weapons appear to date to the days of the Haganah paramilitary group, which operated in Israel during the 1940s. Synagogue elders suspect the site had served as a meeting place for the Haganah organization during that period.

It is also suspected that the discovered arms have remained untouched since Israel's independence in 1948, Ynetnews reported.

The weapons cache included a Sten rifle, three stun grenades, multiple firearm magazines and a helmet.

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