I want to stick with the weapons smuggling for a minute - I actually pulled this to post last night and did not get to it.
The flow of weapons into the Gaza Strip continues, according to
sources familiar with the Palestinian resistance logistics, despite the
ongoing Israeli assault on the Strip and Syria’s compromised role as a
conduit for weapons.As the conflict enters its sixth day, Hezbollah and
the Iranian Revolutionary Guard units specialized in smuggling weapons
from Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Sudan, and other countries into the Gaza
Strip are on high alert.
These weapons usually begin their journey in Iranian or Syrian ports.
From there, they head to Sudan, where they are transported to the Sinai
in Egypt and end up in Gaza.
But such units have other routes they can use to reach Gaza.
Sources say the communication lines between the Resistance in Lebanon
and various groups in Gaza, especially Hamas remain open and active.
Resistance factions are currently assessing the damage inflicted on
the long-range missile arsenals Israel claims to have destroyed in the
raids following the assassination of Hamas military chief Ahmad
But it seems that the Palestinian resistance learned its lessons from
the 2008 aggression against Gaza and the 2006 war on Lebanon, since a
large number of ‘strategic’ arsenals are still safe.
Sources told Al-Akhbar that the focus is now on transporting
large quantities of long-range missiles, considerable numbers of which
have already reached the Strip since the beginning of the Israeli
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