Thousands of Tactical Gloves Intended for Terrorists in Gaza Intercepted

Representatives of the Gaza CLA, in cooperation with security inspectors of the Israeli Crossings Authority, thwarted an attempt to smuggle thousands of pairs of tactical gloves into the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom crossing.

​The tactical gloves were discovered in a supposed delivery of clothing products. The gloves were allegedly intended for use by the terrorist organization Hamas.

The truck, with all its contents, was confiscated and transferred to a special team which was created to combat smuggling. The team is made up of representatives from COGAT, the Israel Security Agency, the Israel Police, the Customs Authority and the Crossings Authority in the Ministry of Defense.

 

Head of the Kerem Shalom Crossing for the Crossings Authority, Ami Shaked said that "The attempts to smuggle military equipment into the Gaza Strip are part of a daily war that mostly disappears from the public eye and is carried out by the best assessors." "We continue to fight smuggling at any time" stated Shaked "only merchandise that has been coordinated and approved in advance and that does not assist the terrorist elements enters."

The head of the Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA), Colonel Fares Atila, said: "The Hamas terrorist organization has repeatedly tried to exploit Israeli civilian policy for the purposes of terrorism which it promotes at the expense of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip. We will continue preventing Hamas' actions and their goals to take advantage of Israel’s civil policy to advance its agenda of terrorism."