Guns, Drugs, and Smugglers at Israel's Borders with Jordan and Egypt

(Combating Terrorism Center at West Point) Dr. Matthew Levitt - Attempts to smuggle drugs and guns across Israel's borders with Jordan and Egypt have increased significantly over the past two years, despite peace treaties with both countries and their parallel efforts to patrol their sides of the border. There were 105 cases of identified, thwarted, or disrupted weapons or drug smuggling attempts into Israel from March 2021 through April 2023. The writer, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the U.S. Treasury Department, is director of the Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

2023-07-27 00:00:00

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