IDF arrests 4 Palestinians at sea trying to smuggle goods to Gaza
Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.
The Israel Defense Forces says it arrested four Palestinian suspects off the coast of the Gaza Strip overnight amid a suspected smuggling attempt.
The IDF says troops acted in accordance with the military’s open-fire policy.
Two vessels were seized by Navy forces, the IDF adds.
Smuggling attempts from northern Egypt are thought to be frequent, with the Navy sinking a boat allegedly transporting equipment to the Hamas terror group in July.