ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 140

search

Naval forces scanning for additional Hamas divers after sea-borne attack

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

IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari says Navy forces are continuing to search for additional possible terrorists that tried to infiltrate into Israel from the Gaza Strip, via the sea.

Hagari says Navy forces — including naval commandos — operating across from the coast of Gaza City, spotted the Hamas terror cell entering the sea from a tunnel.

Navy forces opened fire at the Hamas divers, killing them, “and are currently in the process of making sure that there aren’t any more members of the cell in the sea,” he says.

Hamas in a statement claimed responsibility for the sea-borne attack, and claimed that its members had clashed with Israeli forces after ostensibly managing to infiltrate into Israel.

Hebrew-language media have suggested at least four terrorists were killed. Other reports put that number as high as nine.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed
image
Register for free
and continue reading
Registering also lets you comment on articles and helps us improve your experience. It takes just a few seconds.
Already registered? Enter your email to sign in.
Please use the following structure: example@domain.com
Or Continue with
By registering you agree to the terms and conditions. Once registered, you’ll receive our Daily Edition email for free.
Register to continue
Or Continue with
Log in to continue
Sign in or Register
Or Continue with
check your email
Check your email
We sent an email to you at .
It has a link that will sign you in.