Three Israelis were charged with smuggling goods to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Sometimes Jews transferred goods illegally to preserve their way of life; in other cases, the incentives were less noble. From kosher wine to Ecstasy, here are our best bootlegs.
Suppose you want to ship a synagogue from Sweden to Israel. It’s 1991 and the lack of a free trade agreement means paying high import duties. What do you do?
Egyptian forces have flooded smuggling tunnels under the border with the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip in a campaign to shut them down, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said.
According to security officials Egypt has started to seal off smuggling tunnels into the Gaza Strip, just two days after gunmen shot dead 16 Egyptian border guards in an attack blamed partly on Palestinian Islamist terrorists. The tunnels, which are used to smuggle people to and from Gaza but also food and fuel. Israel accuses Hamas of transporting weapons into Gaza via tunnels from Egypt. Meanwhile, hundreds have mourned the death of 16 Egyptian police officers in a military funeral service with members of the public, the head of the military and senior officials marching in the procession. Egypt called the gunmen “infidels” and promised to launch a crackdown following the massacre that has strained ties with both Palestine and Israel.