Hidden in a shipment of medical supplies sent to the terrorist enclave, materials needed in the making of rockets & explosive devices were intercepted during a routine inspection of goods by the on-site laboratory.
By Nikki Guttman
Security forces recently thwarted an attempt to smuggle bomb-making materials into the Gaza Strip, the Crossings Directorate in the Defense Ministry revealed Sunday.
The contraband was hidden in boxes containing medical supplies bound for the coastal enclave.
Some of the contraband materials intercepted at Kerem Shalom crossing. – Photo: Israel’s Defense Ministry
According to available details, suspect materials were discovered during a routine inspection of goods coming through the Kerem Shalom crossing. Continue Reading »
Israel Police uncover surreptitious ring smuggling contraband to Palestinian security prisoners using soft-drink cartons sent to the prison’s canteen by the supplier’s employees.
By Eli Senyor
Police have uncovered a network smuggling mobile phones to security prisoners serving sentences in Israeli jails using employees of a company supplying canteen items to prisoners.
The surreptitious scheme was uncovered by an investigation conducted by the police’s central region main unit. Among those arrested for participating in the network are a West Bank resident and Israeli citizens employed with the marketing company providing the canteen products. Continue Reading »
Speaking about the Joint List, the Arab political party that holds 13 of the 120 seats in Israel’s parliament, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that the report about Ghattas is “more proof that the Joint List is really a joint list of spies and traitors.”
Israeli police launched an investigation into an Israeli Arab lawmaker for allegedly smuggling cell phones to Palestinians imprisoned in Israel, local media reported Sunday.
Basel Ghattas, a lawmaker from the Balad Party, which is part of the Joint (Arab) List, will be summoned by the police for questioning after the Israel Prison Services said they received information that he was planning to transfer the phones into the Keziot Prison. Continue Reading »
Israeli security forces arrested an Arab male from the Palestinian Authority yesterday, who took exploited his entry permit into Israel for smuggling money from Hamas in Gaza, to terrorists in Hevron.
By Kobi Finkler
Security officials on Wednesday interrogated Bashir Muhammed Younis Mustafa – a resident of Gaza, who has a license to enter Israel for commercial purposes.
During the interrogation, Mustafa admitted that during the past month he had ferried some $50,000 from Gaza-based Hamas to Hevron officials connected to Hamas.
He explained that an official of the transfer unit of Hamas, which operates south of the Erez Crossing, approached him since he had a permit to enter Israel. Continue Reading »
Border Crossing Authority, working with the Shin Bet, uncovered hidden water pumps used to pump water out of tunnels, and metal pipes used to make mortars, en route to the Gaza Strip to be used in attacking Israel.
By Yoav Zitun
Water pump used to pump water out of Hamas tunnels – Photo: Crossing Points Authority
Security forces in cooperation with the Shin Bet stopped a shipment of metal tubes and water pumps into the Gaza Strip Thursday morning.
Water pumps sent to Gaza used to pump water out of tunnels – Photo: Crossing Points Authority
The metal tubes are of the variety typically used by Hamas terrorists to construct mortars, while the water pumps are typically used to pump water out of Hamas tunnels as they are being dug. Continue Reading »
Released for publication: Just prior to Passover, Israeli customs & security officials at the Nitzana Border Crossing with Egypt seized 4 tons of ammonium chloride concealed within a shipment of salt, destined for Gaza.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA, JPOST.COM STAFF
Security forces have foiled an attempt to smuggle into Gaza four tons of chemicals that can be used to manufacture long-rang rockets, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced on Tuesday morning.
Nabbed by Israel’s Shin Bet
Before the Passover holiday, customs and Shin Bet officials at the Nitzana Border Crossing used by Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority seized the four tons of ammonium chloride concealed within a shipment of salt. Continue Reading »
Jordanian diplomat caught ‘red-handed’ sneaking smartphones and gold bars through border with Israel, just a month after EU diplomat caught with near identical contraband.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Customs inspectors caught a Jordanian diplomat red handed trying to sneak dozens of kilograms of gold and hundreds of smartphones into Israel, in a near identical incident to a smuggling attempt in the car of a European Union (EU) representative just a month ago.
Smuggled smartphones – Photo: Courtesy Israel Tax Authority
In the thwarted smuggling on Sunday, Israeli inspectors at the Allenby Bridge Crossing on the Jordan border near Jericho found the illegal goods in the private car of a Jordanian diplomat who serves at the Jordanian embassy, as he crossed in to Israel. Continue Reading »
The hundreds of smartphones, undeclared gold bouillon, & illegal drugs were discovered by customs officials as the European Union diplomat and his driver attempted an impromptu entry into Israel from Jordan.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
A European Union diplomat was caught attempting to smuggled bricks of pure gold, jewelry, hundreds of smartphones, and dozens of kilograms of steroids into Israel on Thursday at Allenby Crossing.
Contraband seized from EU vehicle at Allenby Bridge. – Photo: CUSTOMS AUTHORITY
The goods were discovered by customs officials in the vehicle of the European Union representative, as the representative and his driver attempted to enter into Israel from Jordan by means of the Allenby Crossing, near Jericho. Continue Reading »
Defense Ministry’s inspectors confiscated a banned, duel-use material, found in sufficient quantity produce a “large quantity of rocket fuel” at a West Bank crossing.
By JPOST.COM STAFFLL
A Palestinian truck was discovered smuggling hundreds of liters of the banned substance TDI, with the intention of transporting the goods to the Gaza Strip, the Defense Ministry revealed on Monday.
TDI – Wikipedia
The truck, which was crossing from Judea into Green Line Israel through the Tarkumiya crossing, was registered as carrying a delivery of “soybean oil.” The vehicle aroused the suspicion of inspectors from the Defense Ministry’s Crossings Authority, and a preliminary chemical test on the oil containers discovered an unidentified substance. Continue Reading »
Egypt’s opening of Rafah border crossing allows Gaza’s Islamist gov’t to smuggle in some 4,000 tons of cement a day to rebuild terror-tunnels.
By Yossi Yehoshua
The Egyptian authorities decided on Tuesday the keep the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Sinai open until Friday, allowing Hamas to smuggle thousands of tons of cement into the Strip, which could be used for the reconstruction of terror tunnels.
Terror tunnels being rebuilt
Egypt has only recently started opening the Rafah border crossing again after closing it during Operation Protective Edge last summer.
At first, the terminal was to be opened for three days from Saturday in what was considered a rare occurrence, but Egypt has since extended its opening time by two days until Wednesday and now in two additional days until Friday. Continue Reading »
Israeli security forces find unauthorized sophisticated optic devices, including remote controlled security cameras & infrared cameras hidden within an ordinary electronics shipment entering Gaza
•100 such smuggling attempts into Gaza have been thwarted by authorities this year.
By Shlomi Diaz
For the second time in as many weeks, Israeli security forces on Monday thwarted an attempt to smuggle unauthorized equipment — including advanced communication gadgets — into the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing. The prohibited items were suspected to be en route to terrorist groups within the Gaza Strip.
The prohibited equipment found at the Kerem Shalom crossing – Photo: The Defense Ministry’s border authorities
The equipment, which included infrared cameras, radio communication devices and advanced remote controlled security cameras, was hidden within an electronics shipment in an Israeli truck destined for Gaza. Continue Reading »
Cleared for publication: Three Israelis indicted for smuggling materials into Gaza, in return for huge financial gains, thereby assisting Hamas rehabilitate and rebuild tunnels & destroyed infrastructure.
By Ilana Curiel & Yoav Zitun
Three Israelis were charged Monday with smuggling goods into the Gaza Strip, including materials used by Hamas to rehabilitate its tunnel operation in the wake of Operation Protective Edge last summer. During questioning, the three claimed that they had been trying to make a living.
The materials transferred by the three, one a resident of the Gaza border area, included iron, electronic equipment and other prohibited items. Continue Reading »