IDF soldiers thwart smuggling attempt along Egypt border

Fence along Israel-Egypt border

Suspicious vehicle recognized and disabled during patrol along Israel-Egypt fence. Over 12 smuggling attempts thwarted along border in 2012

Date: 23/04/2012, 3:05 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

A short while ago, IDF (Zahal) soldiers on a routine patrol along the Israel-Egypt border identified a suspicious vehicle with a number of passengers near the security fence. After the suspects failed to respond to IDF (Zahal) calls to stop, the soldiers engaged the suspects. A hit was identified and the suspects were evacuated by helicopter to a hospital for medical treatment.

Since the beginning of 2012 approximately 12 smuggling attempts along the Israel- Egypt border were prevented by IDF (Zahal) soldiers.

Smuggling routes along the Israel-Egypt border are routinely used by terror organizations to execute terror attacks against Israel. The IDF (Zahal) will continue to defend and secure the country’s borders.