Drones for Terrorism - Caught

Significant smuggling was caught at the Erez crossing on the way to Gaza

This morning, the border crossing inspectors and the K9 unit thwarted the attempted smuggling of ten drones. The suspicion was that these drones were intended for terrorist activities, for the purpose of gathering intelligence

(Spokesperson and Public Relations Division at the Ministry of Defense)

The smuggling of drones from Israeli territory to the Gaza Strip to collect intelligence was thwarted at the last moment at the Erez crossing, at least ten drones were caught.

The security inspectors of the Ministry of Defense's Border Crossings Authority conducted a routine inspection process at the Erez crossing. During a scan of a minibus, a dog from the Erez crossing's K9 unit led the inspectors to a black bag concealed in the vehicle.

(Spokesperson and Public Relations Division at the Ministry of Defense)

When they opened the bag, the inspectors identified that it was a smuggling attempt hidden in the minibus on its way to Gaza. Inside the bag, they found ten drones that were destined for the Gaza Strip.

(Spokesperson and Public Relations Division at the Ministry of Defense)

According to the Ministry of Defense, these are surveillance drones that, according to suspicion, were intended for terrorist elements in the Gaza Strip for the purpose of gathering intelligence and identifying targets. The prevention of the smuggling is a significant operational achievement with implications for future operations.

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