Arms smuggling STRONG!!!!
The Palestinians are smuggling weapons from Egypt to the Gaza strip via underground tunnels and via on foot. They are smuggling 3 types of weaponry:
1. Explosives which they use to fill the heads of the Qassam rockets.
2. Explosives which they use to made bombs in suicide bombings etc.
3. Small arms i.e. asssault rifles, hand grenades etc.
4. Heavy arms i.e. anti-tank missiles, RPG missiles etc.
Here is a very informative website about the weaponry which been smuggled
Another informative page
Couple of articles about it:
Diskin: Egypt allowing arms smuggling
Shin Bet chief tells cabinet some 19 tons of standard explosives, hundreds of rifles smuggled from Egypt to Gaza Strip since disengagement; ‘Egyptians know who smugglers are but aren't dealing with them,’ he says
Shin Bet Chief Yuval Diskin reported Wednesday to the cabinet meeting that since the disengagement, some 19 tons of standard explosives have been smuggled from Egypt to the Gaza Strip. "What the Egyptians are doing isn't even a drop in the sea on the issue of smuggling," said Diskin. Full article insideSinai: Egyptian policemen try to smuggle arms to Gaza
Four officers arrested after attempting to smuggle ammunition, hand grenades to Strip
Four Egyptian policemen and five Palestinians have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle ammunition and hand grenades into the Gaza Strip, security officials said Saturday. Full article insidePeretz: We can’t ignore Gaza arms smuggling
Defense Minister says following reports that Palestinian organizations obtained dozens of antitank missiles, 'From my standpoint, Israel’s security means foiling the attempt to turn Gaza into south Lebanon'
The Knesset discussed Wednesday the escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip, with Defense Minister Amir Peretz focusing on the increase in the smuggling of weapons through underground tunnels and the IDF’s recent operations aimed at preventing the illegal transfer of high-quality arms. Full article insideGaza: 5 weapons-smuggling tunnels uncovered
(VIDEO) IDF forces operating near Philadelphi Route in southern Strip uncover five weapons smuggling tunnels. Army: More extensive operation will be needed to decrease threat from south Gaza
VIDEO - IDF forces operating near the Philadelphi Route in south Gaza uncovered five weapons-smuggling tunnels on Wednesday. The army has unearthed 20 tunnels used to smuggle arms and explosives since it has stepped its efforts following the kidnapping of Corporal Gilad Shalit last June. Full article insideGaza: 13 tunnels unearthed
IDF discovers 13 tunnels in southern Gaza in 300 meter stretch. Local commander warns: Dozens of tunnels are in the area used to smuggle weapons to Palestinians
Since Tuesday, IDF forces have uncovered 13 tunnels under the Philadelphi Route used to smuggle weapons into Gaza from Egypt in a major operation aimed at foiling the illegal arming of terrorist forces in Gaza. Full article insideIDF: Hamas setting up anti-tank unit
Southern Command Chief tells Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Hamas setting up special divisions in Gaza
Israel Defense Forces Southern Command Chief Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant told members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday that Hamas is setting up a new division in its military wing specializing in firing anti-tank and other missiles. Full article insideEgyptian police intercepts 200 crates of weapons en route to Gaza
Three Bedouin arrested early Friday, admit to trying to smuggle nearly 200 crates of automatic weapons, ammunition from Egypt into Gaza through tunnel
Egyptian police seized nearly 200 crates of automatic weapons and ammunition Friday from a truck in the village of Ballouza, some 100 kilometers (65 miles) east of the Egypt-Gaza border.
Three Bedouin were arrested and later admitted they were trying to smuggle the weapons from Egypt into Gaza, police said. Full article insideAnd also from the sea:Egypt uncovers arms tunnel
700 meters tunnel dug in bedroom of Palestinian on Egyptian side, emerges in Rafah
Egypt on Friday discovered a weapons-smuggling tunnel under its border with Gaza, a move that will please Israel which has long accused the Egyptians of failing to stop the flow of arms to Palestinian gunmen.
Egyptian security officials said the tunnel began in the bedroom cupboard of a Egyptian of Palestinian origin who lives in northeast Sinai. Full article inside
In January 2002, the IDF intercepted the Palestinian Karine A vessel in the Red Sea. The Karine A was loaded with approximately 50 tons of weapons, including:
Dragunov sniper rifles
PK machine guns
AK-47 (Kalashnikov) assault rifles
Small arms 7.62 mm rounds
Cartridges for Kalashnikov, Dragunov and PK machine guns
Karine A: Seized Weapons
Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
In May 2001, Israeli Navy patrol boats detained a 40 ton ship (the Santorini) off the western coast of Israel. The ship sailed from Lebanon under the patronage of the PFLP-GC with a cargo destined for Palestinian elements in the Gaza Strip. It should be noted that the ship had previously carried out at least two smuggling attempts on behalf of the Lebanese Hizballah terrorist organization.
Weapons found on board the ship included:
Hungarian Kalashnikov assault rifles
Magazines for Kalashnikovs
7.62 mm rounds for Kalashnikovs
When Israel withdrew from Gaza, she left all the agricultural & industrial infrastructure intact, deliberately, so the Palestinians could use them to find a better way. The state of the art industrial greenhouses that the settlers built employed thousands of Palestinians & exported produce all over the world.
The greenhouses before Israel left:
The greenhouses now: (smuggling tunnel)
Last edited by The face of Jacob; 11-14-2006 at 10:13 PM.
Mods, can you please move this thread to the General discussion forum? Thanks.
dude, if all the weapons are intercepted , i doubt Israel will be buying stuff form US of A soon...
Radios, harddrives, BDU's, boots, tactical vests..all kind of stuff. Does it all get disposed of, or is it re-used for training or the like i wonder.
it would have been only one attempt if they had sunk itIn May 2001, Israeli Navy patrol boats detained a 40 ton ship (the Santorini) off the western coast of Israel. The ship sailed from Lebanon under the patronage of the PFLP-GC with a cargo destined for Palestinian elements in the Gaza Strip. It should be noted that the ship had previously carried out at least two smuggling attempts on behalf of the Lebanese Hizballah terrorist organization.
you give them land, you give them aid, you give them opportunity, Bill Gates personally paid a few mill to buy those greenhouses that were one of the most efficient farms in the world, to provide food and economy for the Palestinians when they would take over.
Instead of growing food and making money and sending kids to school, they smuggle and they kill and fire rockets and breed more shaheeds. I laugh when I still hear these wide eyed liberal idiots insisting that Israel should give up more land to these people.
No seriously, if this thread is to discuss the tactics and usefulness of smuggling weapons it belongs somewhere else. But if it's to criticize the right of Palestinians to fight Military occupation then we're in familiar territory here. I do not condone suicide bombing of civilian targets and other such terrorist attacks but there's nothing wrong with otherwise violently opposing a foreign occupation. The Jews smuggled weapons in to the Ghetto for the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis.
Oh, you mean the Muslim occupation in the Jewish land. You should have said this in the first place. There's no such thing as Palestine land nor a Palestinian nation.
Here are the real Nazis:
Annihiliation Of Jews On Judgment Day
Pure Jew Hate On Palestinian AUTHORITY TV
PA Sermon: Muhammad Warned of the Inherent Evil of Jews
I'm not particularly interested in Biblical interpretations of whose land it is, or whose land it was more than a few generations back. There is room for both an Israel and a Palestine in the region and there's no reason that Palestinians should live as second class citizens in the land they were born in. For that reason, I feel it is fair for Palestinians to resist Israeli oppression.
Last edited by budgie; 11-14-2006 at 11:05 PM.
Jacob face, take a deep breath, simmah don, and realize that just because you are passionate about your views on this subject it doesn't mean the international members of this board care nor share your particular views. It might make your stay here a bit more pleasant.