Egypt Seizes U.S.-Made Missiles Destined for Gaza

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Egyptian security forces have seized U.S.-made anti-tank and surface-to-air missiles destined for Gaza, where militants have said they would acquire more weapons to use against Israel, security officials said on Friday.

The officials said six missiles were found hidden in the Sinai, which borders both the Gaza Strip and Israel, after security forces were tipped off to the hiding place.

Sinai, a scarcely populated peninsula home to both lucrative tourist resorts in the south and shadowy Islamist militants in the north, is a major transit point for arms smuggling to Gaza.

The Islamist Hamas rulers of the Palestinian enclave had said they would continue to acquire weapons after agreeing an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel in November that ended an eight-day conflict.

The militants have acknowledged receiving missiles from Israel's arch for Iran, and are thought to have improved their arsenal with smuggled weapons from Libya, which borders Egypt to the west.

Egypt has sought to crack down on smugglers' tunnels to Gaza, with limited success.

Comments 4
Thumb jcamerican 04 January 2013, 15:41

Somebody didn't get his commission.

Missing arturo 04 January 2013, 18:00

think u mean Traitors

Thumb jcamerican 04 January 2013, 19:03

Are you serious? So we shouldn't worry about the terrorists getting their hands on them. Like this we can find their hideouts and bomb them with the missiles.

Thumb mckinl 05 January 2013, 01:39

American made ... hmmm ... doesn't sound like Iran ... looks like someone in the GCC (most probably Saudi Arabia)is taking over Iran's role in Gaza as far as weapons go. Qatar has already played its Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza ... SA may be upping the ante for influence ...