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Joint Shin Bet, Customs Sting Foils Gaza’s Latest Smuggling Operation

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Cleared for publication: Smugglers were caught trying to sneak 2-ton rolls of fiberglass into Gaza in a joint sting carried out by General Security Services (Shin Bet) personnel and Israeli customs staff at the Nitzana border crossing.

The two teams worked together to prevent the smuggling earlier this month of the fiberglass, which is a prohibited item in the enclave.

Fiberglass is used as a raw material in the construction of long-range rockets, such as those that were fired at Israel’s major cities from Gaza last summer during Operation Protective Edge.

The fiberglass cylinders were discovered in a shipment that aroused the suspicion of customs workers due to its weight: the importer’s declaration stated the shipment was supposed to contain items of clothing and textiles. However, a closer inspection revealed the presence of the fiberglass rolls as well.

Shin Bet officials said they believe the fiberglass was intended for use by Gaza terrorists since these are used as a primary raw material in the manufacture of long-range rocket batteries.

A similar attempt was stymied last week as well at the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza, where fiberglass stocks were also found hidden among a shipment of school supplies that were intended for import into the enclave for the upcoming school year.

Legal action will be taken against the traffickers in both cases, Shin Bet officials said. Gaza terrorists attempt every way possible to smuggle in raw materials for terrorism, the security service emphasized, even through hiding the items in humanitarian supplies.

At the beginning of the year, cooperation between the Customs Administration Tax Authority and the General Security Service (Shin Bet) was important in thwarting dozens of attempts by terrorists to smuggle prohibited goods and materials in Gaza. The items included wetsuits (for underwater use by terrorists), polyurethane – which is used as rocket propellant – sulfur bars and special coal which is used to fuel furnaces for processing iron and other metals to produce rockets and other weapons.

Hana Levi Julian

Al-Jaabari (1960-2012): Kidnapper of Shalit; Hamas Terror Chief

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Background information  on Ahmed al Jaabari, who was recently taken out by the IDF and the General Security Service (the “shaback”).

Al Jaabari served 13 years in Israeli prison for his role in  1982 terror attack until he was released in 1995 (Ma’an)

He gained prominence among Palestinians for his role in the attack of the IDF patrol and the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit (Ma’an).

According to Ma’an he organized Hamas’s military wing, al-Qassam Brigades and was in charge of 10,000 terrorists.

According to the IDF, al-Jaabari was responsible for hundreds of rocket attacks  from Gaza in recent years.


Daniel Tauber

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