Rumors of Arms smuggling from Egypt to Gaza surface




 
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September 23rd, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: Rumors of Arms smuggling from Egypt to Gaza surface


I have a friend who has a 4 yr degree in political science and is currently in law school. He said that there were unconfirmed reports of masssive ams smuggling during the first week that the Gaza/Egypt border was open. I googled it and found some interesting stuff

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As a result of Egypt permitting free travel across the Rafiah border, thousands of weapons were brought into Palestinian Authority (PA) controlled Gaza, Israeli security officials reported earlier in the week.

The much increased availability of automatic weapons, officials add, has driven down street prices. Now PA residents can buy an AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifle for NIS 4,500, a considerable drop in price from the previous NIS 9,100. Other now-more-affordable means of 'armed resistance' include hand grenades, at NIS 500 instead of NIS 1,300 and bullets, now NIS 8 instead of NIS 30.
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As a result of the wide-open border existing between Gaza and Egypt, a massive amount of weapons and ammunition were brought into the PA area from Sinai, including RPG launchers and other anti-tank rockets.

According to Diskin, thousands of automatic weapons are now in Gaza along with 1.5 million rounds and ammunition. This in addition to hundreds of rocket launchers, adding some of the weapons are intended for use to perpetrate attacks inside pre-1967 Green Line Israel.
September 23rd, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
I have always had doubts if Palestinians are sincere about the peace process in the middle east!
September 23rd, 2005  
mmarsh
 
 
Its not anything new, the Egyptians have been turning a blind eye about arms smuggling for qyuite some time. You might remember that tunnel that went under the border some time back?
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