Israel: more than 70 tons of explosives and munitions passed through Liege Airport

While the Walloon authorities have banned the transit of military equipment to Israel, the airline Challenge took advantage of a blind spot in the legislation to continue its activities, particularly for the Israeli army. NGOs will take legal action.


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Pauline Hofmann


Head of the International division

By Pauline Hofmann

Published on 05/23/2024 at 06:49
Reading time: 2 min

VSIt is an understatement to say that the plane which landed in Tel Aviv on January 13 was expected. Finally, the American company Teledyne Defense Electronics could deliver to its Israeli customer. She had managed to find a place for her detonators in the hold of a Challenge plane, after weeks of negotiations. The use of these little explosives? The cargo “is for Plasan, a military industry which supports the current conflict in Israel”, explains an intermediary for the American industrialist, in an email to which The evening had access. In total, dozens of shipments of the same type have passed through Liège airport since October 7, when Hamas launched its bloody terrorist attack, triggering the large-scale offensive in the Gaza Strip.



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