IDF Thwarted Smuggling of Iranian Explosives from Jordan - Report
The IDF thwarted an attempt to smuggle Iranian-produced explosives from Jordan to Israel in July, the IDF cleared for publication on Sunday, August 27.
At the end of July, the IDF announced that it had thwarted an "unusual" weapons smuggling attempt in the Jordan Valley near Ashdot Yaakov.
It is estimated that the explosives were intended for terrorist organizations in Judea and Samaria. The investigation of the smuggling was assigned to the Shin Bet.
The announcement comes as Israeli officials place a greater focus on Iran's efforts to aid terrorism and crime in the region. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has recently stated that the wave of terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria was being "encouraged, directed, and financed by Iran and its affiliates."
On Thursday, the Shin Bet announced that 4 Arab Israelis from Lod and Kafr Kassem had been arrested and indicted after receiving Iranian-made explosives and ammunition through Hezbollah, which they intended to use for criminal purposes. (JPost / VFI News)
“God, we thank You for shielding Israel from terrorists’ malevolent plans. We are humbly grateful for You, as well as all for our defense forces that act in time to prevent the victimization of innocent Israeli citizens and to apprehend terrorists before they wreak havoc in our country.”
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