Monday, July 24th | 1 Av 5777

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
January 9, 2017 7:25 am

Israeli Security Forces Uncover Gaza Smuggling Scheme, Goods Hidden In Washing Machines, Refrigerators

avatar by JNS.org

Email a copy of "Israeli Security Forces Uncover Gaza Smuggling Scheme, Goods Hidden In Washing Machines, Refrigerators" to a friend
Cargo enters Gaza from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

Cargo enters Gaza from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

JNS.org — A joint operation by Israel’s police, military and Shin Bet security agency uncovered a network of Palestinian smugglers who were funneling goods to the Hamas terror group by hiding items inside of  common household appliances.

According to the Shin Bet, hundreds of cameras, communication cables and model airplanes were hidden in washing machines, televisions and refrigerators and brought from Judea and Samaria to the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing.

“The smuggling method that was discovered by the security forces underscores the efforts undertaken by Hamas, via its collaborators, in order to build up its strength and cynically exploit the commercial permits given by Israel for the benefit of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip,” the Shin Bet said in a statement.

Authorities apprehended two suspected members of the network who were working as merchants in Gaza and the West Bank.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

Algemeiner.com