Monday, November 16, 2015

Israel thwarts attempt to Smuggle Rocket fuel into Gaza

Yesterday 740 trucks delivered 26,067 tons of goods to ‪‎Gaza‬.  Last week, 132,405 tons of goods in 3,870 trucks entered ‪‎Gaza‬.  Terrorists  have repeatedly attempted to take advantage of this flow of aid. Today terrorists have been intercepted smuggling rocket fuel into Gaza in containers labeled "soybean oil"

From the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT)

Hamas makes another cynical attempt to exploit the entry of food for Gaza residents, trying to smuggle chemical materials for rocket fuel under the guise of “soybean oil”.
A joint operation between the David Unit of the Civil Administration and the Crossings Authority of the Ministry of Defense foiled an attempted smuggling of chemicals used for rocket manufacturing. Heading for Gaza, a Palestinian truck arrived at the Tarkumya crossing to transfer "soybean oil" from Hebron. The substance was sent for laboratory tests after arousing the suspicion of security guards and the David Unit inspectors. These further examinations revealed that the trucks contained a substance called TDI, which is a key component for rocket fuel used by Gaza-based terrorist organizations such as Hamas and the Islamic Jihad. The 450 liters of material were seized, and the individuals were brought in for questioning.
The David Unit of the Civil Administration works to prevent smuggling of all contrabands and pollutants, having confiscated around 280 trucks with life-threatening materials and substances since its 2014 foundation.

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