Cancer wo­man’s ‘ex­plo­sives’

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

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.

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