Israel thwarts attempt to smuggle drones 'intended for terrorists' into Gaza

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 21, 2016 12:53

Security authorities recently uncovered a shipment of drones being smuggled into the Gaza Strip, the Shin Bet announced Sunday.

The Shin Bet suspects that the unmanned aerial vehicles were intended for the use of terror groups in Gaza.

Members of the Defense Ministry's Border Authority stopped the truck carrying the drones for an inspection at the Kerem Shalom crossing. The vehicle was an Israeli truck carrying a shipment of toys.

Upon inspecting the truck's cargo, the Border Authority officers found a number of drones of different models and sizes, equipped with high quality cameras. Authorities suspect that the cameras were intended to be used by terror groups to collect intelligence on IDF forces.

The seizure of the drones thwarted what the Shin Bet said was the latest in a number of attempts to smuggle drones through Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza in recent weeks.

Authorities confiscated the shipment and opened an investigation to locate the infrastructure behind the drone-smuggling attempts.



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