Egyptians Uncover Secret Depot for Gaza-Bound Weapons, Maan Says

Egyptian authorities discovered a secret depot outside the town of Arish today used to store weapons destined for Gaza, and confiscated six U.S.-made rockets, the Palestinian Maan website said, citing unidentified security officials.

It said Egypt’s Interior Ministry acted after receiving tips that smugglers in Sinai were planning to carry a shipment of rockets to Gaza through tunnels.

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