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Palestinian cancer patient attempted to smuggle explosive materials into Israel from Gaza Strip

Two Palestinians, one with a permit to enter Israel for cancer treatment, attempted to smuggle materials used for explosive devices from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

Israel’s Security Agency, Shin Bet, cleared the report for publication, the incident taking place on Wednesday morning at the Erez border crossing into Israel. The two Palestinians, both sisters, attempted to smuggle the explosive materials hidden in tubes labeled as “medicine” for cancer treatment.

One of the sisters had an entry permit into Israel for cancer treatment in an Israeli hospital.

The Shin Bet confirmed the terrorists were sent by Hamas stating on Wednesday afternoon just hours after the incident “The terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas, continue to exploit the humanitarian and medical assistance provided by Israel to the residents of the Gaza Strip in order to perpetrate terrorist attacks in Israel.”

The Shin Bet has placed border crossings into Israel on high alert and are continuing to investigate. Both of the women have been taken into custody.

This article appeared on Behold Israel, April 19, 2017, and reposted with permission.

Amir Tsarfati
Amir is the founder of Behold Israel and lives in northern Israel. He has been invited to churches, prophecy seminars and conferences around the world, to teach on current events in Israel in light of Bible prophecy. Since 2004, Amir has been consultant to various law enforcement agencies and seminars on homeland-security issues.

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