Army releases footage of Snapir unit foiling naval infiltration on morning of assault

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

New footage released by the Israel Defense Forces shows members of the Navy’s Snapir unit killing Hamas terrorists attempting to infiltrate into Israel from the Gaza Strip via the sea on the morning of October 7.

The video shows that after Hamas speedboats were sunk by other Navy vessels of the 916th Patrol Squadron, the Snapir sailors engaged surviving terrorists.

The IDF says the terrorists attempted to swim toward the Israeli coast.

“Snapir fighters opened fire on the terrorists, amid a naval pursuit. The fighters thwarted a number of terrorists at sea, and from there they continued to thwart terrorists when they reached the coastline,” the IDF says.

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