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Israel Thwarts Attempt to Smuggle Drones ‘Intended for Terrorists’ Into Gaza

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Paul Mayall/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

The Jerusalem Post reports: Crossings Authority Inspectors together with the Shin Bet intelligence agency recently foiled an attempt to smuggle commercial multicopter drones into Gaza, authorities announced on Sunday.

The drones were earmarked for use by “terrorist elements in Gaza” to gather intelligence on IDF movements, the Authority said.

The inspectors stopped an Israeli truck carrying toys at the Kerem Shalom Crossing, where drones of various types and sizes carrying high quality cameras were found.

Additional attempts to smuggle commercial drones were intercepted by the Shin Bet in recent weeks.

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