IDF foils attack close to Gaza
LAST UPDATED: 06/07/2010 07:29
Five terrorists killed by Navy commando; "large scale attack averted."
Illustrative photo Photo: Associated Press
commandos prevented a terror attack on Monday morning, when a unit of heavily armed Palestinian frogmen was intercepted in the Nahal Aza area.
The troops opened fire after calls to stop were ignored, and five terrorists were killed in the ensuing gunfight. No IDF commandos were wounded in the incident.
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Wearing diving gear and apparently trying to swim from Gaza to an Israeli
city along the
Mediterranean coast, the terrorists were detected by the commandos and a
to IDF, the size of the
unit and equipment it was carrying proved that a large scale attack had been planned, and only the commandos' quick,
effective response prevented a disaster.
The latest Palestinian attack followed the recent efforts to break the
Gaza blockade and bring equipment into Gaza, including construction
equipment that could be used for military purposes.