The Israel Navy and the Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency jointly intercepted a boat travelling from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt to the Gaza Strip, carrying material for the production of rockets and mortars, security forces announced on Wednesday.

The capture occurred on January 19, when the boat, carrying liquid fiberglass and three Gazan residents, was intercepted by the navy.

During questioning, the three suspects on board told the Shin Bet that their smuggling attempt was aimed at assisting Hamas’s military wing, the Izzadin Al-Kassam Brigades, by providing it with raw material for building rockets and mortar shells. […]