Palestinian man nabbed at Gaza crossing with rare, ancient coins

Activists from the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign protest against Israel outside the Glasgow Sheriff Court in Scotland on 10 July 2017

Activists from the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign protest against Israel outside the Glasgow Sheriff Court in Scotland on 10 July 2017

(JNi.Media) On Sunday, Ministry of Defense Crossing Authority officials thwarted an attempt to smuggle rare archaeological coins from the Gaza Strip into Israel through the Erez Crossing.

The Defense Ministry statement says authorities believe the coins were likely smuggled into Gaza from Egypt, and were en route to Israel where they would be sold on the black market.

The unnamed man was stopped and searched at the Erez crossing, the only legal border crossing between Israel and Gaza, and denied entry.

One of Israel's most highly-regarded national security experts has warned Iran and its proxies - Hezbollah in Lebanon and President. He was detained from questioning while the Israel Antiquities Authority were summoned to examine the artIfacts, the statement added.

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