By Yaniv Hasidoff
The IDF thwarted this evening an attempted infiltration by terrorists via the sea. Four Hamas terrorists were spotted on their way to a beach on Israel’s southern shores, their final objective the Kibbutz of Zikim. The terrorists were spotted while diving from Gaze’s shores and were stopped by IDF infantry who ambushed them on the Israeli shore. All terrorists were killed in the gunfight that ensued. One soldier was lightly wounded. Judging by the amount of weapons the terrorists were carrying they probably intended to inflict severe damage to the civilian population of the kibbutz and the surrounding towns.
All residents in the environs of the attack were ordered to stay in their homes and masses of security forces are currently blocking off the area. A security official has announced that the incident has not yet been concluded. They may be searching for further terrorists.
Earlier today The IDF Spokesman announced that the IDF attacked a vehicle in which a Hamas terrorist named Mohammed Shaaban, 24, of Jabalya, had been traveling. Shaaban was a trainer and commander of Hamas’s naval commando force in northern Gaza. Two other people were inside the vehicle when it was struck, the IDF said. He may have trained the terrorists who made the failed attempt this evening.
Tazpit News Agency