Smugglers’ boat loaded with arms intercepted on Dead Sea

A smugglers’ boat carrying arms from Jordan for West Bank Palestinian terrorists was intercepted early Tuesday on the Dead Sea in a combined IDF-police operation. The boat also carried a cargo of drugs. DEBKAfile: The Dead Sea which is divided between Israel and Jordan is often used for smuggling arms and drugs to Palestinian towns on the West Bank, where going prices are high. Israel’s security authorities are clamping down on the traffic,  due to the spike in violence against Israelis in Judea and Samaria since the IDF confrontation with Hamas began six weeks ago over the kidnap-murder of three Israel teens.

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