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Egypt better at halting Gaza arms smuggling, says Israel.

JERUSALEM: Egypt has stepped up efforts to halt arms smuggling smuggling, illegal transport across state or national boundaries of goods or persons liable to customs or to prohibition. Smuggling has been carried on in nearly all nations and has occasionally been adopted as an instrument of national policy, as by Great Britain  into Gaza since the end of the 22-day war on the strip's Hamas rulers, the head of Israeli domestic intelligence said on Sunday.

"There has been a gradual improvement in Egypt's activity to halt smuggling into Gaza," a senior government official quoted Yuval Diskin Yuval Diskin (Hebrew: יובל דיסקין) (born 1956) is the 12th and current Director of Shabak.

In the Israel Defense Forces, Diskin served as deputy company commander of Sayeret Shaked (the command Sayeret of the
 as telling the cabinet meeting.

"When there is information on smuggling they act swiftly and effectively. But there has not been a halt to smuggling," he added.

Since Israel and Hamas declared mutual ceasefires on January 18, ending the Jewish state's deadliest onslaught on the territory, some 45 tons of weapons-manufacturing material have been smuggled smug·gle  
v. smug·gled, smug·gling, smug·gles
1. To import or export without paying lawful customs charges or duties.

2. To bring in or take out illicitly or by stealth.
 into the strip, Diskin said.

Weapons, as well as foodstuffs foodstuffs nplcomestibles mpl

foodstuffs npldenrées fpl alimentaires

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 and other supplies, are smuggled into Gaza via tunnels linking Egypt and the territory that Israel has kept sealed to all but essential humanitarian aid since Hamas seized power in June 2007. -- AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol.  

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