Egypt Prevents Large-Scale Smuggling of Weapons into Gaza

The reported activity is part of Egyptian efforts following the agreements from the end of Operation Pillar of Defense. Western sources say that Israel and the US expect that the activity against the smuggling of weapons through Sinai will continue
Egypt Prevents Large-Scale Smuggling of Weapons into Gaza

Western sources have revealed that Egypt has prevented three instances of large-scale smuggling of weapons into the Gaza Strip since the end of operation Pillar of Defense.

The activity against the weaponry smuggling is part of Egyptian-US coordination, agreed upon in the discussions involving US Secretary of Sate Hillary Clinton two days before the end of the operation. According to Western sources, the agreement includes assistance with US technological measures made available for Egyptian use, and intelligence cooperation in order to counter the smuggling of weapons.

Israel and the US now expect that Egypt will do everything against the smuggling of weapons through Egyptian territory into the Gaza Strip. According to the sources, Egyptian forces have foiled at least three instances to transfer significant quantities of weapons (two of which originated from Libya, and another from Iran through Sudan).