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Israel claims to have prevented an attempt to smuggle weapons by sea from Egypt to Gaza for Hamas

June 17, 2020

The Israeli army announced on Wednesday that it had dismantled an attempt to smuggle weapons from Egypt to the Gaza Strip in favor of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), which controls the Palestinian enclave, a few weeks ago.

“What Hamas wanted: smuggle weapons into Gaza without Israel realizing it. Use these weapons to attack Israeli civilians,” the army said on Twitter before adding a video on intercepting a ship at sea. Mediterranean Sea.

Amir Gotman, commander of the Southern Navy area, detailed in the video that “during the interrogation of the two terrorists, it was found that they were planning to smuggle weapons for the Hamas naval command,” and added that “one of the terrorists was a celebrity.” is a smuggler who has worked with various terrorist organizations. “

Israel claims to have prevented an attempt to smuggle weapons by sea from Egypt to Gaza for HamasIsrael claims to have prevented an attempt to smuggle weapons by sea from Egypt to Gaza for Hamas

“The Israeli armed forces are making significant operational and intelligence efforts to prevent Hamas from accumulating weapons in Gaza,” Gotman said.