GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Monday, January 14, 2008

$100 million smuggled into Gaza....

Egypt does nothng to really patrol the border with Gaza...
Hamas managed to smuggle $100 million into the Gaza Strip in recent weeks, according to Shin Bet security service chief Yuval Diskin, speaking during a briefing to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Sunday.

During his weekly briefing before the Knesset committee, Diskin said that the funds were smuggled into the Strip by hundreds of pilgrims returning from the hajj in Mecca.

Egypt allowed many of the pilgrims to enter the Gaza Strip via its territory, contrary to an earlier agreement with Israel, which insisted that they must cross into the Strip through Israeli-controlled checkpoints. Israel was concerned about the possibility of money and arms being secreted into the Hamas-controlled enclave.

Diskin said that the Shin Bet estimates that senior members of Hamas who returned from the hajj brought in about $100 million.

1 Comments:

Blogger OMMAG said...

This has been going on for 40 years.

It is the one main reason why Israel should simply make their border on the north of the strip and completely isolate Gaza from the rest of the world .... let Egypt have it.

1:30 PM  

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