Tag Archive for smugglers

Border Police kill drug smuggler, capture contraband near Israel-Egypt border

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 »

Palestinian sisters detained at Gaza border for smuggling explosives disguised as medicine


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.

By i24NEWS


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 outs Iran for smuggling munitions to Hezbollah on commercial airline


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.”



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 »

Israeli Navy clip shows Gaza-bound ship smuggling weapons destroyed


view videoWATCH: 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.

Yoav Zitun


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 »

Palestinian terrorist captured, charged with smuggling explosives by sea into Gaza


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 »

Palestinian charged with attempting to smuggle diving equipment to Hamas

A Gaza merchant charged with attempting to illegally smuggle diving equipment to Hamas’ military wing, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades via the Kerem Shalom checkpoint to Gaza.

By Yoel Domb


Gaza merchant was charged Sunday with an attempt to illegally smuggle diving equipment through Kerem Shalom checkpoint to an armed wing of Hamas. The indictment stated that he tried to smuggle diving equipment into the Gaza strip illegally and to sell it to the military wing of Hamas and that he transferred large quantities of sports equipment to the Hamas military wing.

Three months ago the Kerem Shalom checkpoint security guards managed to foil the large smuggling attempt. Continue Reading »

Israeli Navy sinks smuggling vessel off of Gaza’s coast


Before Israel’s Navy destroyed the suspicious smuggling vessel, the crew threw the contents of the boat overboard, then jumped into the sea.



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 »

Israel’s Shin Bet Foils Attempts of Smuggling Rocket Making Materials to Gaza

Cleared for Publication: Israel security service foils Palestinian plot to smuggle 2 tons of fiberglass from Egypt into terrorist’s enclave.

By i24news


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 »

Egyptian soldiers shot dead 2 Israeli smugglers on its border with Israel

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 »

Israeli-Arab Drug Ring Arrested for Aiding Hezbollah

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 Injured From Gunshot by Suspected Egyptian Smugglers

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 »

4 Smugglers shot by Israeli Navy while heading to Gaza, boat explodes


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 »

Holes in our defense


Israel Hayom Defense Correspondent Yoav Limor reports on a neglected stretch of Israel’s security fence, where in a single kilometer alone there were 74 ‘holes’, 5 of which were wide enough to smuggle stolen vehicles & agricultural equipment.

By Yoav Limor

One stretch of Israel’s separation fence, in the Lachish area, has been breached, Israel Hayom has learned, leading to dozens of Palestinian infiltrations every night and the theft of agricultural equipment, cattle and ammunition from military training sites.

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Germany &Turkey nab Iranian nuke smugglers


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

By Ynet


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

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 »

Israel Arrests Gazan for Smuggling $Millions to Hamas


Gaza metal merchant with legal authorization to enter Israel confesses to smuggling large cash amounts to Hamas 

Suspect also sold metal components for the construction of military posts, tunnels & bunkers for Hamas.

By Lilach Shoval


The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), in cooperation with the Israel Police, recently arrested a Gaza metal merchant involved in transferring millions of dollars into the Gaza Strip and to Hamas. In addition, the man reportedly sold metal components to the Hamas military wing, used to build tunnels, military posts and bunkers.

Metals seized by the police, allegedly destined for Hamas use in the Gaza Strip.

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