Diskin: Gaza Smuggling Skyrocketing, by Sheera Claire Frenkel (Jerusalem Post)
Palestinian terrorist organizations were studying the Lebanese-Israeli war to learn how to play on Israel’s weaker points.
‘Samaria has become the land of Islamic Jihad following the disengagement.’ Approximately 15,000 guns, 4 million bullets, 2,300 pistols, 38 rockets, dozens of anti-tank missiles, 15 tons of TNT, 400 RPGs, and 10-15 Katyushas had been smuggled into Gaza from Egypt.
After three to five years of this kind of weapons transfer, he warned, Israel will face a situation similar to south Lebanon.
“At this point, anybody who wants to smuggle something through the Philadelphi route can apparently do so,” Diskin said. “You can smuggle anything through Philadelphi except maybe a tank or plane.”
“Concern that a terrorist had infiltrated into Jerusalem.”
“Two Al-Aksa Martyrs’ Brigade members were killed on Tuesday morning in a gunbattle with IDF troops in the Balata refugee camp in Nablus.”
“Troops also arrested three Palestinian fugitives overnight Monday in the West Bank.”
“Palestinian gunmen opened fire at IDF soldiers operating near Kalandiya, although no one was wounded and no damage was caused in that attack.”
“In Sderot on Tuesday morning. A Kassam landed in the area s, but no one was hurt in the attack. The IDF responded by resuming its artillery fire at the northern Gaza Strip launch sites.”
“On Monday, undercover IDF troops killed a wanted Palestinian terrorist in downtown Ramallah.”
“At least one Kassam rocket fired from northern Gaza landed in an open field in the Kibbutz Nir Am area early Tuesday morning.”
“Police arrested seven Israeli Arabs suspected of running a network for selling firearms stolen from Israeli Defense Forces troops in the north.”
“The network stole some 60 guns from soldiers by following them from the train station in Binyamina to their homes and then breaking into the house to steal the weapons.”