Ministry of Defense Crossing Authority officials, in collaboration with the Shabak, on Tuesday foiled an attempt to smuggle commando knives into the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom Crossing. The two boxes containing professional grade 30 cm commando knives were hidden in a shipment of technicians’ tools.
Israeli officials also foiled an attempt to smuggle graphite hidden in a shipment en route to the Palestinian electric company. Graphite is the raw material used in the production of rocket fuel.
In both cases, the materials were confiscated and investigations have been launched to locate the responsible parties.