Egypt Prevents Large-Scale Smuggling of Weapons into Gaza
The reported activity is part of Egyptian efforts following the agreements
from the end of Operation Pillar of Defense. Western sources say that Israel
and the US expect that the activity against the smuggling of weapons through
Sinai will continue
Amir Rapaport 1/1/2013
Western sources have revealed that Egypt has prevented three instances of
large-scale smuggling of weapons into the Gaza Strip since the end of
operation Pillar of Defense.
The activity against the weaponry smuggling is part of Egyptian-US
coordination, agreed upon in the discussions involving US Secretary of Sate
Hillary Clinton two days before the end of the operation. According to
Western sources, the agreement includes assistance with US technological
measures made available for Egyptian use, and intelligence cooperation in
order to counter the smuggling of weapons.
Israel and the US now expect that Egypt will do everything against the
smuggling of weapons through Egyptian territory into the Gaza Strip.
According to the sources, Egyptian forces have foiled at least three
instances to transfer significant quantities of weapons (two of which
originated from Libya, and another from Iran through Sudan).