TEL AVIV – There is immediate information the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization is utilizing “creative ways” to attempt to smuggle weapons and rockets to Hamas in the Gaza Strip, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.
The officials did not provide any further details about the alleged weapons shipments.
Last month, the same security officials told WND of Hezbollah plans to smuggle weapons into Gaza.
One week later, the Israel Air Force carried out a surgical strike on a warehouse in Sudan allegedly housing long-range missiles destined for Hamas in the Gaza Strip, according to reports.
It was unclear how weapons shipments can get past Israel’s naval blockage or the Israeli and Egyptian bombardments of weapons-smuggling tunnels.
The “creative ways” information may be a reference to a shipment of 100 tons of so-called humanitarian aid that Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said has been waiting for days in Egypt for transfer to Gaza.
Abdollahian accused Egypt of delays in issuing permits to bring Iranian aid to Gaza from the Egypt border.
“For the past days, we have been providing the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and their interest section in Tehran with information on shipment of humanitarian goods and the list of 57 severely wounded Palestinian women and children we have offered to bring here for medical treatment, but they have yet to issue a permit,” Abdollahian told Iran’s IRNA news agency.
“This is unacceptable. We hope Egypt will live up to its Arab, Islamic and humanitarian responsibilities against Zionist crimes in Gaza,” said Abdollahian.
Reuters reported Egypt’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement calling Iran’s claims of aid delays “unfounded.”