The sisters had obtained a permit to cross into Israel so one of them could receive cancer treatment at an Israeli hospital, The explosive materials had been “sent by Hamas and it is believed that they were meant to be used to carry out attacks in Israel in the near future,” according to the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency. It is believed that the substances, which were discovered during a security check, were meant to be used in improvised explosive devices.
55 year old Basema Atallah, has gone for treatment of colorectal cancer in Jerusalem more than 10 times since last July and has never had a problem before. Her husband Ragheb Attlah said his wife was unaware that she may have been smuggling anything illegal into Israel.
"Someone asked them to take a bottle of medicine on their way for a patient there," he said. "The bottle was closed and they did not know what is inside. It seems there was something and this caused disruption,"
Ragheb Atallah said his wife was released and has been given permission again to go to the hospital, but her sister, 57-year-old Ibtessam Eid, remains in Israeli custody.
And to think, the do-gooders of this world deem Israel evil for actually manning its border with Gaza.