Israeli authorities in charge of supervising goods entering the Gaza Strip recently found material that can be used to build explosive devices hidden among medical equipment.

The dangerous material found at the border crossing

The dangerous material found at the border crossing Photo credit: Israel Border Crossings Authority

Boxes containing material for assembling bombs were captured by Israeli authorities last week at a border crossing into Gaza. The material has been transferred to a lab for examination and a security probe has been launched.

The material was found hidden among medical equipment. It is said to be a central component in the making of explosive devices and rockets in the Gaza Strip.

The detection of the material was done in a chemical testing lab installed several months ago at the Kerem Shalom Crossing in southern Israel. In November, the lab detected a truckload of explosive material en route to Gaza.