Watch: The 'slippers' of Hamas terrorists

A truck headed for Gaza was found to contain thousands of military boots - disguised as slippers - intended for Hamas terrorists.

Uzi Baruch,

Confiscated boot
Confiscated boot
Crossings Authority in Defense Ministry

Crossings Authority security at the Kerem Shalom crossing, along with representatives of COGAT (Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories), stopped this morning, Sunday, for inspection an Israeli truck carrying a large delivery of “slippers” to the Gaza Strip, after the truck aroused suspicions.

Upon checking the delivery, it was discovered that an attempt had been made to smuggle thousands of professional military boots intended, according to suspicions, for the military arm of the Hamas terror group, as well as for other forces in Gaza.

The military boots had been disguised as slippers, with fur and down that had been sown into the shoes. When security inspectors tore the innocent-looking shoes, complete with emoji symbols, open, they found professional-grade military boots in a variety of colors: black, brown, desert camouflage and jungle camouflage.

The truck was confiscated and transferred to a special team that combats smuggling which is jointly operated by COGAT, the Israel Security Agency, the Israel Police, the Customs Authority and the Crossings Authority in the Ministry of Defense.