Navy commander: Israel intercepted Gaza-bound weapons, manufacturing material

October 5, 2014 02:09


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The Israel Navy has intercepted multiple attempts to smuggle weapons manufacturing material into Gaza since the end of the war in August, a senior navy commander told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

Cmdr. Eli Soholitski has commanded the navy’s Squadron 916 for two years. “There have been more than a few attempts to infiltrate the naval closure. We’ve conducted activity against vessels that violated the closure,” Soholitski said.

“We continue to see attempts to smuggle weapons or material to build them. The sea is a very convenient platform for smuggling. The terrorists still have one big smuggling tunnel, and it’s called the Mediterranean,” said Soholitski.

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