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Revealed: Hamas using Gazan fishermen to smuggle weapons

Fishermen off the coast of Gaza
Fishermen off the coast of Gaza
Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash 90


A Gazan fisherman arrested by Israeli security services has revealed how Hamas regularly uses fishermen to smuggle weapons and other military equipment into Gaza.

The Shin Bet security service (Israel Security Agency), Israeli navy and Israel Police released for publication Monday afternoon the arrest of 39-year-old fisherman Salim Jamal Hasan Na'aman back in April.

Na'aman, a resident of the Shati refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, was initially detained by Israeli naval forces after straying beyond the zone permitted for fishing, as part of the Israeli military's blockade aimed at containing the Hamas terrorist group. READ MORE