Israel denies having attacked a weapons factory in Sudan

Posted on October 25, 2012


Xinhua – Date: 6 hours ago 13 minutes
JERUSALEM – The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday they have “no knowledge” of the allegations made by the Sudanese authorities on Israel’s involvement in an explosion “mysterious” an arms factory Khartoum.

Yigal Palmor, the spokesman for the ministry, told Xinhua that the ministry knows nothing about the explosion.

An explosion occurred Tuesday night in the manufacturing of weapons of Al-Yarmouk in the Sudanese capital, causing a huge fire and killing two people and injuring another, according to the spokesman of the Sudanese government Bilal Ahmed Osman .

Bilal, who is also the Minister of Information of Sudan, said the explosion was caused by an air raid and accused Israeli planes to be behind the attack.

At present, the spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces has refused to comment on the allegations.

The Sudanese government has accused Israel of having carried out several attacks on Sudanese targets, including the explosion of a car that killed a person in the eastern city of Port Sudan in May, a missile attack in 2011, and an air strike on a convoy of suspected arms smuggling in 2009.

Israel has refused to comment on the allegations, and has never admitted being involved in the attacks.

The eastern part of Sudan have been used for a long time as a track for smuggling weapons, often through the deserts of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt to the Gaza Strip controlled by Hamas.

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