Shin Bet Chief: Lifting Gaza Naval Blockade Dangerous

(Ynet News) Amnon Meranda - "Lifting the naval blockade on Gaza would constitute a very dangerous development for Israel," Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) chief Yuval Diskin told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday. Diskin said terror organizations in Gaza "continue to arm themselves, both through production and smuggling." He noted that Hamas and Islamic Jihad had some 5,000 rockets with a range of up to 40 km, and also a few rockets capable of reaching the Tel Aviv region. "Even if vessels headed for Gaza will be inspected by foreign security personnel, this [lifting the blockade] will be a major security breach," he said.

2010-06-15 10:40:55

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