Israeli Navy Destroys Gaza-Bound Weapons Ship

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A Palestinian weapons-smuggling boat disguised as a fishing vessel was intercepted by IDF forces off the coast of Gaza.

“We observed the boat approaching from afar and using special sensors…identified it as a suspicious vessel,” said Maj. Maor, according to a Yediot Achronot report. After firing at the vessel, “secondary explosions completely destroyed the ship.” The incident was the third of its kind in the last year and a half.

“The Egyptians have destroyed most of the smuggling tunnels between Rafah and Egypt and, as a result, Hamas is being forced to use maritime smuggling routes more,” said Maj. Maor, who added that the IDF’s “relationship with Egyptian forces is very good and cordial.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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