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Israel: Gaza sisters smuggled explosives labelled medicine

AP  |  Jerusalem 

Israeli authorities say two Palestinian sisters from were caught smuggling explosives hidden in containers labelled as medicine into for use in attacks.

The Shin Bet security agency says the women had entry permits to where one of the sisters receives treatment. It says they were caught yesterday.

The agency says the explosives were meant for "terrorist attacks by Hamas" in

It says the explosives were concealed in containers marked as "medical materials." It's unclear if the women knew they were smuggling explosives.

Israel and imposed a blockade on after the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power in the coastal strip from forces loyal to Palestinian President in 2007.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 15:07 IST