Hamas Says Smuggling to Gaza Will Continue

[ AFP] Smuggling into Gaza will not stop, Hamas leader Ismail Haniya told worshippers before Friday prayers. Reacting to Haniya's remarks, Mark Regev, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Olmert, underlined that the Egyptian-brokered truce explicitly stated that arms smuggling must halt. "The agreement with Egypt states clearly that there must not be any contraband arms heading for Gaza and no attacks from Gaza towards Israeli territory by any of the armed groups." Israeli security sources say Hamas has smuggled more than 100 tons of explosives into Gaza, including rockets and anti-tank missiles, since the Islamists seized control in June 2007.

2008-06-23 01:00:00

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