Mail fail: Israel intercepts Gaza-bound drone shipment

Israeli security forces confiscate a mailed shipment of 10 motorized drones thought to be intended for terrorist purposes.

May 30, 2016 18:38
Hamas made drone

Hamas made drone. (photo credit: HAMAS MEDIA)


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Terror organizations have taken to trying a new way to send drones and weapons into the Gaza Strip - by mail.

Israeli security forces intercepted a mailed shipment of 10 motorized drones at the Erez Crossing between Israel and Gaza, the Defense Ministry announced Tuesday.

A transmitter and receiver used to transmit video signals at 5.8GHz signal, which is not approved for use in Israel and the Palestinian Authorities, was also confiscated.

Over the past few weeks, terror organizations in Gaza have been caught attempting to send weapons and drones through the mail. Security forces have witnessed the phenomenon of drones being sent in disassembled pieces.

Security checks by the Defense Ministry's Crossings Authority's and the Shin Bet (Israel's security agency) at the Erez Crossing have thwarted dozens of attempts to send weapons through the mail. 

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