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 »
Since the end of the operation in Gaza, Israeli Naval units have intercepted multiple attempts to smuggle contraband to Hamas.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
The Israel Navy has intercepted multiple attempts to smuggle weapons manufacturing material into Gaza since the end of the war in August, a senior navy commander told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.
Israeli Navy – Photo courtesy IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Cmdr. Eli Soholitski has commanded the navy’s Squadron 916 for two years. Squadron 916, the navy’s largest formation, is responsible for defending the whole sector from Ashdod to the Gaza Strip, and was involved heavily in the 50-day conflict with Hamas and Islamic Jihad last summer. Continue Reading »
Convicted & incarcerated terrorist offered prison guard 20,000 shekels to allow Israeli-Arab smuggle SIM cards into the Ramon prison.
By Gil Ronen, Yoni Kempinski
A sting operation by an undercover prison guard at the Ramon Prison in the Negev has resulted in the arrest of an Israeli Arab on suspicion of helping terrorist prisoners smuggle SIM cards into the jail. The cards were to be used by the terrorist prisoners for communicating with the outside world.
SIM cards seized. – Photo courtesy: IPS Spokesman
In the course of the last few months, the guard worked undercover for the Israel Prisons Service’s Dror unit, in cooperation with the Israel Police Northern District’s Central Unit, which has been tasked with fighting the phenomenon of cellphone smuggling by terror prisoners. Continue Reading »
Egypt’s policy to shut down the smuggling tunnels to Gaza will mean unemployment for 10,000 Palestinians.
Egypt‘s campaign to shut down smuggling tunnels running under its border into the Gaza Strip threatens to throw thousands of Palestinians out of work in the Hamas-run enclave.
Palestinian waits for a cart containing gravel inside a smuggling tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in November 2012. – Photo by Reuters
The network of tunnels has been a vital lifeline for Gaza, bringing in an estimated 30 percent of all goods that reach the enclave and circumventing a blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt for more than seven years. Continue Reading »
Iran is dispatching a ship loaded up with more missiles for Hamas in Gaza.
Israel says they will destroy any attempt to smuggle weapons into Gaza.
Iran has loaded a ship with new missiles to replace those destroyed by Israel in Operation Pillar of Defense, the London Sunday Times reported.
IAF photo of Fajr site
IDF Spokesman’s Unit
The missile-laden ship was reportedly spotted by Israeli satellites. The report comes one day after de facto Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh claimed that the ceasefire agreement hammered out last week does not prohibit Hamas from manufacturing new weapons and the smuggling of others, which he said Hamas needs for “defense.” Continue Reading »
Israel Navy vessels intercept ‘HS Beethoven’, detected about 160 miles from Israel flying a Liberian flag.
Commandos from the navy’s Flotilla 13 unit boarded a cargo ship, the HS Beethoven, in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday night on suspicion it was trying to smuggle weapons to the Gaza Strip.
illustrative photo - Photo: Andreas Manolis / Reuters
The ship, which was flying a Liberian flag, was intercepted by Israel Navy vessels approximately 260 km. from Israel’s coast. Commandos boarded the ship with the captain’s consent and began searching cargo containers for arms.
IDF officers said that searches aboard the ship could continue until the morning. Continue Reading »