A truck supposedly laden with spare parts and home electronics was carrying cargo that could have been used to attack the Israeli homefront: stainless steel plates, which can be used for building rockets. The Facebook page for the Israeli group that administers the crossings into Gaza, known as Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), noted that the truck was supposed to have an innocent payload.
“Hamas, however, had other plans,” said the COGAT statement. “They attempted to hide stainless steal metal, which is used to build rockets, inside the goods. Those rockets could have been used to hit Israeli civilians and take innocent lives.” The post said they confiscated not only the goods, but for the first time captured the truck as well. “We must battle the deadly threat of terror with strong measures. The safety of Israel comes first,” said the statement. … Continue Reading