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Monday, January 14, 2008

Let them eat fertilizer

A spot check by Israeli customs officers found two tons of fertilizer that is usable for making explosives in a 'humanitarian aid' shipment going to the 'Palestinians' in Gaza. Maybe they planned to eat it?
Israel Airports Authority (IAA) inspectors on Monday discovered two tons of dual-purpose fertilizer, which can be used to produce Kassam rockets, during a sample check of a humanitarian aid transport vehicle at the Kerem Shalom crossing from Israel into the Gaza Strip.

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) launched an investigation to determine the truck's origin and who was behind the transfer. Defense officials said that the incident was alarming and proved that Palestinian terrorists were trying to take advantage of the "humanitarian route" into Gaza for terror purposes.

The IAA stated that this was the second time within a week that its inspectors had discovered a dual-purpose substance on its way to the Gaza Strip under the cover of humanitarian aid shipments.

The IAA, which operates the Kerem Shalom crossing as well the Karni, Allenby, Nitzana, Taba, Jordan River and Yitzhak Rabin crossings, informed police and security forces about Monday's incident.
You will recall that five weeks ago, a shipment of 'sugar' from the European Union included 6.5 tons of potassium nitrate, which is also used in making explosives. At the time, the EU denied any involvement with shipping the potassium nitrate.

The 'Palestinians' must really be starving if they're more interested in bringing fertilizer than food into their homes. /sarc. Maybe it's time to stop the sham of these 'humanitarian shipments' altogether and let them spend their time trying to grow food in the sand - as the Jewish residents of the Gaza Strip did until two and a half years ago - instead of making bombs. At least they might be busy doing something constructive.

Update 12:14 AM

Israel Radio's midnight news had more details on this story.

The fertilizer - which contained sulfuric acid - was in 25 kilo bags hidden in a shipment of flour. The shipment that was caught last week was a shipment of potassium that was hidden in a shipment of table salt.

Ironically, both the driver caught today and the driver caught last week were from Netivot, a Jewish town that is within the new extended Kassam range the 'Palestinians' are believed to be capable of reaching. Some people will do anything for money.


At 11:45 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

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At 11:46 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Agreed. As I've stated on an earlier post, it would be much better for the Palestinians to earn a state the old fashioned way like the Jews did. No one is obligated to create a nation for them. All that international aid will do is enable them to waste time planning and exporting terror instead of putting their lives to a constructive and humane end. As Daniel Pipes has written before, the only real way to extinguish Palestinian extremism is to do the opposite of current international practice.

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At 9:57 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

The drivers were probabably not aware of the nature of the goods. Netivot and the whole area suffers from high unemployment. I think you demand too much if you expect truck drivers should refuse driving any truck intended for Gaza.


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