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Statement from ZFA President Philip Chester on the intercepted Iranian arms

Statement from ZFA President Philip Chester on the intercepted Iranian arms

Tuesday 11 March 2014

The Zionist Federation of Australia strongly condemns the shipment of dangerous weapons that Iran attempted to smuggle into the Gaza Strip last week. Disguised as a shipment of cement, it contained 180 heavy mortars, 400,000 bullets and dozens of M-302 rockets that have the capability of striking almost anywhere in Israel and was about to find its way into the hands of those who have repeatedly warned of their desire to do so, even at civilian targets.

The international community has been reminded once again why the State of Israel needs to remain vigilant about its security. There can be no ambiguity in what these weapons were intended for – large scale destruction, murder and terrorism.

This is why Israel and indeed the whole world needs to be resolute in its efforts to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear capability.