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Posts Tagged ‘Gaza’

Egypt Destroyed 7 Gaza Smuggling Tunnels

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Egypt destroyed 7 Gaza smuggling tunnels in November, according to the Egyptian spokesperson’s office. The tunnels were destroyed by the Egyptian army, at least some through flooding.

Four Gazans were reported missing last week after Egypt flooded the smuggling tunnels. Two of their bodies were recovered today.

In a somewhat related story, the Sinai branch of ISIS captured 3 truckloads of cigarettes being smuggled into Gaza and destroyed them. ISIS / Daesh believes smoking is against Islam.

In contrast, Israel continues to allow humanitarian and commercial shipments through to Gaza from Israel.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Gazan Captured Crossing into Israel

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

An unarmed Gazan was captured near Zikim trying to cross the border into Israel over Shabbat, according to a report by Channel 10’s Or Heller.

There are unconfirmed reports that he was captured trying to swim into Israel from Gaza.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Another Gaza Tunnel Collapse, More Missing Gazans

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Another Hamas smuggling tunnel has collapsed on its diggers, burying the workers alive in the process, the Saudi-based Al-Hadath network reported Tuesday.

The tunnel, located near Gaza’s border with Egypt, caved in three days ago, according to the report.

The Egyptian army has been pumping water from the Mediterranean Sea into underground smuggling tunnels connecting Sinai with Gaza, security officials and eye witnesses reported to media several months ago.

The Saudi report also alleged that collapse was caused by flooding in the tunnel by Egyptian military forces.

Four people remain missing after the collapse.

Hana Levi Julian

Israel Confiscates Shipment of Metal Rods for Gaza Tunnel Construction

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

A truck carrying metal rods that could be used to construct an attack tunnel in Gaza was confiscated at the Kerem Shalom crossing Tuesday.

The truck’s bill of lading stated that it was carrying a shipment of aluminum shelves for a supermarket being built in the Strip. AS soon as the customs agents at the Kerem Shalom crossing noticed the discrepancy between the document and the actual cargo, they alerted the Coordination and Liaison Administration in Gaza, which includes GSS and Land Crossings Authority personnel.

The cargo was designated as dual-purpose merchandise, which is prohibited, and was confiscated. The driver was detained for interrogation.

David Israel

Israel Navy Allegedly Opens Fire at Gaza ‘Fishing Boats’

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Israeli Navy forces allegedly opened fire Sunday (Nov. 27) at vessels described as Gaza “fishing boats” by the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency.

No injuries were reported among the fishermen, Ma’an reported. A spokesperson for the IDF said they were checking the report.

Gaza terrorists often import arms, ammunition and other contraband via maritime deliveries from Iran and elsewhere.

Various terror factions from Gaza use fishing boats to gather their contraband — as well as conduct reconnaissance — for future attacks against Israel.

Such vessels are sometimes detained along with their operators by Israeli Navy commandos when they stray from the Gaza fishing zone.

Hana Levi Julian

Gazan Killed at Gaza Border Fence Riot

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Dozens of Gazans entered the security buffer zone adjacent to the border fence with Gaza during riots on on Friday.

The violent rioters made their way to the security fence despite calls by the IDF soldiers guarding the border with Gaza to move away.

The Gazans damaged the fence and according to the IDF tried to infiltrate into Israel.

The IDF soldiers opened fire to stop the border breach.

One Gazan was killed with a bullet to the chest, two more were lightly injured.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Popular Israeli SIM Cards Plague Gaza Rulers

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The Hamas rulers of Gaza are working on eliminating any trace of Israeli influence in their enclave, particularly in the field of communications.

Pre-paid SIM cards provided by Israeli mobile firms are now being targeted by Hamas telecommunications and interior ministries as off-limits for residents of Gaza. One can quietly purchase SIM cards from both Partner and Cellcom at Gaza shops and kiosks whose owners or relatives travel abroad.

The only “legitimate” internet service provider in Gaza, and in the Palestinian Authority, has been Jawwal, owned by PalTel. But the 3G and $G signals of Partner and Cellcom towers are strong, located just across the border, and reach into part of the PA and Gaza territories.

Gaza officials try to fight this by saying the cards pose a security risk and cause economic problems for the government; they also say they contribute to the “immorality” of the population by allowing access to internet content not otherwise available.

But the popular Cellcom SIM is available for NIS 50, providing 5,000 minutes of talk time and basic unlimited internet access. Jawwal’s SIM, for the same price, provides only 130 minutes of talk time and a much more restricted internet.

Vendors who are caught selling Israeli cards are now threatened with “sanctions,” according to Ynet. Recently a store in Gaza City received an order from police not to sell Cellcom SIM cards.

A spokesperson for the Gaza Interior Ministry also told Reuters that Israeli intelligence agents also use the SIM cards to stay in touch with “collaborators.”

Hana Levi Julian

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