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IDF releases Navy footage of Zikim attack

In newly-released footage of Tuesday’s foiled attack on Zikim by Hamas naval commandoes, viewers can see the incident from the point of view of a Navy camera.

The clip shows gunfire coming from the ship as the terrorists run along the beach. Tense conversations over the ship’s radio can be heard as well, identifying one of the operatives popping up from behind a bush and running south before being hit.

The Hamas operatives were on their way to one of the bases in the area or toward the community of Zikim, a kibbutz.

Footage of the attack from land-based observation cameras was released Tuesday night.

Tuesday’s video shows a pair of Hamas gunmen firing their weapons, probably at the Israeli army infantry forces that first engaged them — the soldier on the right can be seen unjamming his weapon — and then running for their lives as an air force helicopter fires upon them.

Five Hamas men, reportedly naval commandos, were killed in the aborted infiltration attempt.

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