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March 5, 2014 - 10:28 am

The Israeli Defense Force reports that it has intercepted a shipment of weapons from Iran that was bound for Gaza:

Last night, following extensive preparations, and on the government’s authorization, the IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Benjamin (Benny) Gantz, ordered the Israel Navy to intercept the KLOS-C, upon which the illicit arms were concealed in between commercial cargo.

IDF special naval forces boarded the vessel, in accordance with international law, and carried out a preliminary inspection of the cargo.

They discovered numerous advanced weapons during the inspection, including M-302 surface-to-surface missiles, which are capable of reaching any point in Israel, including major population centers Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. If Palestinian terrorist organizations had gotten their hands on these weapons, they would have been able to use them to threaten millions of Israeli civilians.

The Navy is currently sailing together with the cargo ship back to Israeli shores.

Video and more at the link. The interception comes just a day after President Barack Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and just a few days after Obama declared that the Palestinians “want peace” but Israeli settlements are getting in the way. In that interview, Obama warned that the US would not make the case for Israel to the international community if Israel did not go along with Palestinian demands. The interception also comes as Iranian ally Russia consolidates its positions after invading Crimea in neighboring Ukraine.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Perhaps we just found another reason Medea Benjamin was in Egypt.
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How did they do that? The Israeli naval base at Eilat is very small. The Red Sea cannot support larger scale operations. They are not supposed to be able to conduct a perfect operation like this. Yet they do.

Couple of weeks ago something along the Syria Lebanon border was hit. Apparently advanced rocket launchers and raid conducted by just a few Israeli Air Force planes. Everyone admits and denies everything. IAF has not lost anything against the best the Arabs with expensive high tech Russian defense can offer. They never see them coming.

32 weeks ago
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But those are peaceful, friendly missiles
32 weeks ago
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Don'tcha know? Global Warming is the most critical threat!!!
32 weeks ago
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8th century jihadists with 21st century weaponry (originally from China, btw) and John Kerry continues to lament that Putin is stuck in the 1800s. Unfortunately, it appears M. Kerry is stuck in the 1930s, along with the requisite draw down of the West's military prowess. How could this possibly end badly?
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