Hamas Envoy to Libya Attempted to Smuggle Missiles into Gaza

(The Times-UK) Samer al-Atrush - Hamas used the chaos of Libya's civil war to set up an arms-smuggling group that tried to funnel anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles to Gaza, documents shown to The Times reveal. The group, set up by Marwan al-Ashqar, the Hamas envoy to Libya, was to divert Libyan arms through Egypt and used middlemen and Hamas militants in Turkey and Qatar. Ashqar was arrested along with three other Palestinians in 2017 in Tripoli and sentenced to ten years in prison.

2021-02-11 00:00:00

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