Hamas Steals Israeli Tech to Bolster Gaza Terror Infrastructure

(Ynet News) Alex Fishman - Hamas last week stole state-of-the-art communications equipment provided by Israel to the Palestinian Authority for non-military use in Gaza. Hamas seized the equipment to improve its military communications system, including in the tunnels it has been digging from Gaza. The equipment was stolen from the Gaza warehouses of the Palestinian media giant Paltel, which provides cellular, wired and internet services to the Palestinians. It included optical fiber, advanced systems that allow frequency hopping (changing frequency to avoid interception), and copper cables. IDF Maj.-Gen. Kamil Abu Rokon, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, said that until Hamas returns the stolen equipment, no companies in Gaza will be able to receive any further communications equipment. In the past month, Israel also permitted the entry of heavy mechanical equipment to deal with flood damage, which Hamas is now using to build fortifications.

2020-02-12 00:00:00

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