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Israel Foils Gaza Smuggling Efforts

Smuggled weapons material, May 3, 2016 (Photo: Customs Authority)

While Hamas seems to be focusing on its extensive network of terror tunnels, the terrorist organization has not given up on replenishing its supply of rockets. Arutz Sheva's Matt Wanderman reports that Israeli authorities have seized a smuggled shipment of weapons-making materials bound for Gaza:

Authorities have announced that customs investigators, along with the Israel Security Authority (ISA, also known as the Shin Bet or Shabak), recently prevented an attempt to smuggle four tons of ammonium chloride into Gaza.

The chemical, which is used in the production of weapons, was hidden in bags of salt. Four tons would have allowed Hamas or other terror groups to create hundreds of long-range rockets.

About a week before Passover, a shipment labeled as 40 tons of salt reached the Nitzana crossing, which is used for transporting goods between Egypt and both Israel and Gaza...

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