Weapons smuggling continues on Egypt-Gaza border

Sunday, October 09, 2005 | 
Israel says Egypt is not doing enough to stop the flow of weapons to Palestinian terror groups in Gaza. Though the Palestinian Authority and Egypt sealed the border a week after Israel pulled out, Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom says anti-tank rockets and shoulder-fired missiles have reached Gaza, even after the first week of chaos when the border was broken down. "The Egyptians didn't exactly succeed in stopping the transfer of weapons," Shalom said. “We hope very much that the Egyptians will do more. There is no doubt that the situation has improved, compared to the first days, but we still see a relatively free movement [of weapons]." Israeli hawks had warned that if Israel pulled out of the border zone, Gaza would be flooded with weapons.

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