Israel intercepts wet suit shipment bound for Gaza terrorists



One of the Gaza-bound wet suits intercepted by Israel. Credit: Israeli Defense Ministry.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Israel announced Monday that it has foiled an attempt to smuggle dozens of professional wet suits into the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

It is believed the wet suits were intended to be used by terrorists in Gaza, including members of the Hamas naval commando unit. The illicit shipment was discovered and seized by security guards and Shin Bet security agency personnel at the Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and Gaza.

The wet suits were hidden among sports equipment and clothing that had been imported by a supplier in a Palestinian Authority-ruled part of the West Bank, and were reshipped to Gaza. 

The Israeli Defense Ministry has launched an investigation into the incident.

Posted on June 21, 2016 .