20-11-2019 02:03 AM Jerusalem Timing

3 Israelis Arrested for Trading Rocket Materials with Hamas

3 Israelis Arrested for Trading Rocket Materials with Hamas

Three Zionist businessmen have been arrested for smuggling raw material into the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Zionist entity: Smuggled materialsThree Zionist businessmen have been arrested for smuggling raw material into the blockaded Gaza Strip, the Zionist police said Monday.

"A gag order was lifted on Monday on news pertaining to the dangerous and controversial case of three Israeli businessmen who have critically harmed Israeli security," the Zionist police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.

The trio, Samri said, had "smuggled raw materials into the Gaza Strip to be used by Hamas for the manufacture of rockets and a variety of other weapons in return for money."

The material was smuggled, she added, "using shell companies founded by the three businessmen despite previous warnings against selling this type of material to Gaza merchants."

Samri, however, stopped short of revealing exactly what material the trio has been charged with smuggling.

In July and August of last year, more than 2,160 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed – and some 11,000 injured – during a devastating Zionist military onslaught against the Gaza Strip.