Navy Shoots at Suspected Weapons Smugglers Off Gaza Coast

[Ynet News] Hanan Greenberg - The Israeli Navy opened fire at Palestinian boats suspected of weapons smuggling trying to infiltrate Gazan waters from Egypt early Sunday morning. The suspected smugglers were ordered to halt by an Israeli naval ship and, when they did not do so, the ship fired shots in warning, and then towards the boats. The Palestinian boats were damaged but were able to reach the shore in Gaza, where they were met by a large crowd. "These were not innocent fishermen, but smugglers," the IDF said.

2007-03-12 01:00:00

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