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Terror Equipment Found in Mail Bags at Gaza Crossing

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An Israeli soldier from the Erez Battalion checks IDs and Palestinian vehicles at the checkpoint to the Shuafat Refugee Camp in eastern Jerusalem on Dec. 22, 2015. Photo: Hadas Parush/Flash90. – An Israeli security officer at the Erez Crossing between Gaza and Israel seized and confiscated a large number of mail bags filled with packages containing weapons, communications and scuba diving equipment that were being smuggled into Gaza, according to a report in Israel’s Ma’ariv daily on Thursday.

Of 250 mail bags set to be transported by Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), the unit in the Israeli Defense Ministry responsible for implementing Israeli government policy in the Area C of the West Bank and vis-à-vis the Gaza Strip, 172 were deemed to contain “suspected dual-use products,” including electronic and military equipment which could be used for to carry out terrorist attacks. Items included weapon sights, scanners, hidden cameras, diving lights, military boots, digital microscopes, weapons holsters and more.

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