It was supposed to be humanitarian aid, but the only humanitarian thing connected with this shipment was the fact that the Israel Airport Authority stopped the rocket-making materials before they got into Gaza. And since there is no outrage, I wonder if the World Health Organization, who is insisting on the shipments, is OK with the contraband being sent.
Terror groups take advantage of Israeli permit allowing humanitarian goods into impoverished Gaza Strip, attempt to smuggle two tons of fertilizer in truck transporting aid in second such incident this week
The security officials manning the Kerem Shalom border crossing discovered the smuggling attempt during a random inspection of vehicles carrying humanitarian equipment and goods.
At present time defense officials are still investigating the incident and the origin and destination of the explosives remain unknown. Security forces estimate terror organizations have recently increased smuggling efforts. “As we have seen in the past, terror groups will stop at nothing to carry out their plans. We have seen a number of attacks against the crossings themselves, the Karni goods crossing has been closed for several months because of this – and it is the Palestinians who ultimately suffer from this,” they said.
Despite the security restrictions and economic siege of Gaza, Israel allows the transfer of medical equipment and drugs into Gaza at the insistence of the World Health Organization.
Ladies and Gentlemen, worse than the fact that rocket making materials were shipped as humanitarian aid is the fact that throughout the world and int the media, there is a constant demand for Israel to ease up on the travel and shipping restrictions into Gaza. There is little noise for Hamas to stop the rockets, there is little condemnation of abusing the system. The residents of Gaza are seen as martyrs when indeed they have brought it all upon themselves.