In a firefight near Israel’s southern border with Border Police forces, one smuggler is killed as large smuggling operation was foiled with dozens of kilograms of drugs and vehicle seized.
• No injuries were reported among Israeli security personnel.
By Gadi Golan
Border Police thwarted a drug smuggling operation near the Israel-Egypt border overnight. One smuggler was killed during a firefight that erupted during the operation. No injuries were reported among the Israeli troops.
According to available details, the Israeli troops, following a lead provided by the Negev and Border Intelligence Unit on an impending drug smuggling operation, deployed in the northern part of the border. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Shin Bet said the incident was more evidence of Palestinian terror groups attempting to exploit Israel’s policy of permitting Gazans accessibility to Israel for medical & humanitarian reasons, in order to commit terror attacks against Israelis.
Israeli border officials on Wednesday discovered explosive substances hidden inside tubes of medical supplies while carrying out a security check on two sisters from Gaza permitted to enter Israel so one of them could be treated for cancer, the Shin Bet said.
The Erez Crossing is the only border crossing check-post for peope between Gaza and Israel. – Wikimedia Commons
A preliminary Shin Bet investigation suggested that the substances were sent by Hamas and that they were meant for use in imminent attacks on Israelis. Continue Reading »
Israel’s envoy to the UN, Danny Danon, sent an urgent letter to the Security Council, “The Iranian Al-Quds Force packs weapons, ammunition and missile technology to Hezbollah in suitcases and puts them on Mahan Air flights.”
By DANA SOMBERG/MAARIV HASHAVUA
Iran is smuggling weapons and ammunition to Hezbollah through commercial flights from the Islamic Republic to Lebanon, according to intelligence information revealed by Israel’s UN ambassador to the Security Council, which was cleared for publication on Tuesday.
UN Ambassador Danny Danon sent an urgent letter to the Security Council members in which he revealed the smuggling route from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to Hezbollah: “The Iranian Al-Quds Force packs weapons, ammunition and missile technology to Hezbollah in suitcases and puts them on Mahan Air flights.” Continue Reading »
WATCH: The small craft, disguised as a Palestinian ‘fishing vessel,’ was intercepted by IDF naval forces off Gaza’s coast and fired upon after the two suspicious occupants jumped in the water to swim for shore, instead of stopping for inspection.
– Secondary explosions from the weapons on board completely destroyed the small speedboat.
A Palestinian boat disguised as a fishing vessel was caught on camera by the IDF while attempting to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip before eventually being destroyed.
The boat was observed departing from the southern Gaza Strip and heading towards the Sinai. Several days later, the ship suspiciously reappeared with the rear of the vessel weighed down by cargo. Continue Reading »
Together with intel reveled from other recently caught Hamas operatives show the extent of the efforts & resources invested by the Palestinian terrorist group in planning terror attacks against Israel.
By Ido Ben Porat
In a joint operation, the IDF, Israel Police, and the Shin Bet caught a terrorist from Gaza who was involved in smuggling explosives and raw materials for the production of weaponry for Hamas and other terror organizations.
The terrorist, Hamis Gahad Said Araishi, aged 24, from the Shati refugee camp in Gaza, was arrested last week by the Israel Navy after he sailed out of the area permitted under the conditions of the blockade of Gaza. Continue Reading »
Before Israel’s Navy destroyed the suspicious smuggling vessel, the crew threw the contents of the boat overboard, then jumped into the sea.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Israel’s Navy sunk a suspected smuggling boat that was approaching the coast of the Gaza Strip overnight on Saturday, an army spokesperson said.
Archive photos of Navy Squadron 916 – Photo By: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT
The IDF spotted a suspicious fishing boat loaded with sacs approaching Gaza from the direction of Egypt and called for the vessel to stop. The IDF fired warning shots in the air and in the water but the boat continued on its course. Continue Reading »
Cleared for Publication: Israel security service foils Palestinian plot to smuggle 2 tons of fiberglass from Egypt into terrorist’s enclave.
Israeli authorities intercepted a shipment of two tons of fiberglass intended for use by terror groups in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, officials said Monday.
Palestinian militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigade, the armed wing of Hamas, carry mock-rockets at a rally at the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Central Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014 – Photo: Said Khatib/AFP/File
The attempt to smuggle two tons of fiberglass into the Strip from Egypt via Israel was foiled by the Shin Bet security service and Israeli customs officials, according to a statement released by the Tax Authority. Continue Reading »
Two drug smugglers hit in shoot-out with Egyptian soldiers operating on Israeli and Egyptian sides of the border.
• After IDF fired warning shots, the 2 smugglers were evacuated but later succumbed to their wounds.
By Yoav Zitun
Two Israeli smugglers were killed on Tuesday morning during an exchange of fire between Egyptian soldiers and a smuggling cell with operatives on both the Israeli and Egyptian sides of the border.
Egyptian army watch tower monitors movement on its border between Israel & Egypt. – Photo: Reuters
IDF forces shot warning shots into the air and later evacuated the smugglers, who had been in critically wounded during the incident and later succumbed to their wounds. Continue Reading »
Israel Police & the Shabak reveled how Arab drug dealers from northern Israel built ties with Hezbollah terrorists, who exploited the Israelis to smuggle their drugs & weapons.
By Yaakov Levi
Israel Police and the Shabak (Israel Security Service) announced Thursday that it had arrested several Arab-Israelis who are accused of aiding and abetting Hezbollah terrorists. The investigation into the detainees went on for several months, and they were arrested on July 27, the announcement said.
Hezbollah parade in Lebanon (file) – Photo: Reuters
The investigation was originally designed to uncover the massive drug pushing that the suspects were involved in. Continue Reading »
IDF Spokesperson report confirms one of its soldiers lightly injured during operation to disrupt Sinai smugglers.
By Ari Soffer
An IDF soldier has been lightly injured by gunfire from suspected smugglers along Israel’s southern border with Egypt.
Israeli-Egyptian Border – Reuters
The IDF’s spokesperson’s office would only confirm that the soldier was injured whilst travelling in a jeep near the Sinai Desert, but refused to say in what circumstances.
However, several sources have claimed the soldier was hit by gunfire when the military disrupted an attempt by smugglers to infiltrate the border.
View original Arutz Sheva publication at: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/179204#.UzyUDleLUYB Continue Reading »
Israel’s Naval troops said they heard secondary explosions after they fired on the 2 suspicious boats sailing from Egypt’s Sinai to the Gaza Strip.
By Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy
Israeli naval troops in the Mediterranean Sea opened fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning on suspected Palestinian smugglers traveling in two boats from Sinai to the Gaza Strip. The Palestinians said that four people on the boats had been wounded.
Israel Navy patrol vessels – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
It is not clear what exactly the boats were carrying, but the IDF said that the boats were damaged, and that they had heard secondary explosions after they had opened fire. Continue Reading »
Turkish newspaper reports that security forces both in Germany and Turkey apprehended Iranians who smuggled nuclear materials from India & Germany to Iranian facility in Arak
Security forces in Germany and Turkey apprehended smugglers who are suspected of moving nuclear materials purchased in India and Germany to a nuclear facility in the Iranian city of Arak, Turkish newspaper Haberturk reported.
Nuclear facility in Arak – Photo by EPA
The raid was carried out in Germany and in Istanbul simultaneously. In Istanbul, an Iranian-born Turkish citizen was detained for questioning and forces seized many documents relating to the smuggling. Continue Reading »