Too much salt—that was the tip off to the Israelis that something more than the food seasoning was about to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip. So the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) along with custom inspectors investigated the purportedly 40 tons of salt set to enter Gaza and found inside sacks containing four tons worth of a chemical used to produce long-range rockets.
According to the press release from the Israel Tax Authority reporting the incident, the amount of the chemical “would have enabled the manufacture of hundreds” of long-range rockets.” Thankfully the Israelis didn’t let it get that far. “The ISA became suspicious that, given the large quantity of salt that had been ordered for the Gaza Strip, salt shipments were being used to smuggle in chemicals for use in manufacturing facilities in the Strip, especially the manufacture of rockets,” said the release. … Continue Reading