Israel Navy fires at 2 suspected smuggling boats off Gaza coast
26 March 2014 14:25
Vessels were bound for Egypt from the Strip, according to IDF; Palestinians report 4 wounded.

Israeli Navy Fires On Gaza Fishing Boats. (photo credit:REUTERS)


Israel Navy forces fired overnight Tuesday on two alleged smuggling boats off the Gaza coast, the army announced Wednesday.

According to the IDF, the suspected vessels were heading out from the Strip to Egypt when the Navy intercepted them as part of ongoing IDF operational activities to prevent smuggling into the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

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Palestinian reports cited four wounded from the Israeli fire.

As the Navy was escorting the boats in question back to the Gaza shore, gunmen on the coast opened fire on the Israeli forces.

No injuries were reported on the Israeli side.
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