Security inspectors for the Defense Ministry Crossings Authority, together with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), thwarted an attempt this week to smuggle IDF uniforms and accessories into Gaza via the Kerem Shalom Crossing.
The items included a shipment of dress uniforms and fatigues, as well as jackets, hats, bags and belts, hidden inside a truck that was being driven into the enclave.
The driver and truck were stopped after arousing suspicion; a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed the IDF uniforms and accessories, which were confiscated along with the truck and turned over to security personnel for further investigation.
Also this week, inspectors seized a quantity of mercury that was part of a consignment of medical equipment due to be delivered to Gaza, but which was not coordinated with security officials.
Mercury is a dual-use material that could be used for terrorist activity. The mercury was confiscated and delivered for further investigation by the security forces.