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  5/20/2013, Sivan 11, 5773

Report: Egypt Thwarts Delivery of Explosives to Gaza

Egyptian security forces have thwarted an attempt to smuggle half a metric ton of explosives into Gaza, according to a Monday-morning report by Kol Yisrael government radio.

Egyptian soldiers stopped a suspicious looking truck on its way from Cairo to the Sinai Peninsula. The explosives were found during an examination of boxes on the truck. The driver admitted he was on his way to a meeting with a smuggler and that the explosives were to be smuggled into the Hamas-ruled area via tunnels underneath the border.