Communicated by the Israel Defence Forces, December 30, 2007.
In a joint IDF and ISA operation, a truck was caught at one of the crossing points in Judea and
Samaria carrying approximately 6.5 tons of potassium nitrate. The
potassium nitrate was disguised in sugar bags, and was intended for use
by terrorists in the Gaza Strip.
Potassium nitrate is a banned substance in the Gaza Strip and the Judea
and Samaria region due to its use by terrorists for the manufacturing of
explosives and Kassam rockets.
The terror organizations disguised the potassium nitrate in sugar bags
that were marked as being part of the humanitarian aid provided by the
European Union. This is another example of how the terror organizations
exploit the humanitarian aid that is delivered to the Palestinian
population in the Gaza Strip with Israel’s approval.