Two Arab teenagers from Shechem in Samaria who were caught by Israeli Border Police on Saturday afternoon were found to be carrying a pair of homemade machine guns.

Troops were performing a routine patrol of areas bordering between Israeli-controlled and Palestinian Authority-controlled Samaria when they noticed the two suspects trying to sneak into Israeli territory near the Jewish town of Oranit.

Police chased and caught the men, who were found to be carrying two Carlo-style submachine guns and bullet magazines.

The men were apprehended just two days after a young Arab man infiltrated the Jewish town of Adam and stabbed to death a 31-year-old father of two, Yotam Ovadia, and wounding two others.