The Times of Israel reports: Israeli officials thwarted an attempt to smuggle wet suits into the Gaza Strip, apparently bound for Hamas’s naval commando unit, the Defense Ministry said Monday, days after an Israeli official warned the terror group was increasingly exploring the possibility of seaborne attacks on Israel.
The ministry’s Crossing Authority, working with the Shin Bet security service, found some 30 professional-grade scuba suits hidden in a shipment of sporting wear that was heading for the coastal enclave through the Kerem Shalom Crossing.
The wet suits came from abroad to an importer in the Palestinian Authority, who forwarded them along to Gaza, “without the required coordination,” the ministry said in a statement. In an effort to keep scuba gear out of the hands of Hamas, wet suits cannot be imported into the Gaza Strip without a special permit.
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