> Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:07:21 +0000
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> From: IDF Blog | The Official Blog of the Israel Defense Forces > Subject: [New post] How Does Hamas Acquire Its Weapons?
> Post : How Does Hamas Acquire Its Weapons?
URL : http://www.idfblog.com/2012/11/16/how-does-hamas-acquire-its-weapons/ Posted : November 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm
Author : idfspokesperson
Tags : Pillar of Defense, smuggling, Tunnel, Weapons
Categories : Pillar of Defense
One of the main ways that Hamas acquires weapons is via an extensive network of tunnels (http://www.idfblog.com/hamas/2012/01/21/hamas-underground-tunnel-maze/) under the Gaza-Egypt border. Since Hamas seized power (http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-06-14-gaza_N.htm) in the Gaza Strip in 2007, the terrorist group’s smuggling efforts have increased. With funding from Iran, Hamas has improved its stockpile of weapons.
Watch a short video with footage that the IDF captured before Hamas could add them to its arsenal:
In 2011, the Israeli Navy boarded the Victoria (
Most of the weapons, including the C-704 missiles (
In 2009, the Israeli Navy intercepted a ship called Francop (
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