WATCH: Israeli Naval Forces Foil Hamas Smuggling Attempt Via Sea

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It was released for publication on Wednesday that Israeli security forces thwarted an attempt to smuggle arms production components for terror groups in the Gaza Strip last month.

In a joint operation by the Shin Bet, Israeli Navy forces, and the IDF’s Intelligence Division, security forces stopped a vessel as it was about to cross into Egypt’s territorial waters from the Gaza Strip.

Three suspects were arrested including Mahmoud Bakr, who was arrested about two years ago after a similar failed attempt to smuggle weapons for Hamas via sea.

Bak was indicted in June 2020 and imprisoned for a year in an Israeli prison but apparently immediately returned to his terror-related activities.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)