Israel Sees Libya as New Source of Arms for Gaza

(Reuters) Dan Williams and Alistair Lyon - Libya has become a new source of smuggled weaponry for Palestinians in Gaza, Israeli Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon said on Thursday. With eastern Libya largely held by rebels, arms were being brought across the border, through Egypt, to the Islamist Hamas-ruled territory. "Weapons are available in Libya as a result of the unstable situation there, and Hamas has exploited it to buy weapons from Libyan smugglers," Ya'alon said.

2011-07-22 00:00:00

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