Cancer woman’s ‘explosives’
TWO PALESTINIAN women travelling to Israel from Gaza so that one of them could receive treatment for cancer were arrested for allegedly carrying bomb-making materials.
The pair, who are sisters, were stopped while carrying tubes labelled “medical materials” which contained the explosives, according to the Shin Bet security service.
They were stopped at the Erez crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Shin Bet said it believed the explosives were “sent by Hamas” to be used to “carry out attacks in Israel in the near future”.
“Unfortunately, this is more proof that terror groups in Gaza are continuing to take advantage of humanitarian channels to export terror into Israel’s heartland,” a defence ministry spokesman said.