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The Israeli Navy said Monday its commandos killed five militants dressed in diving gear off the coast of Gaza -- while Palestinian medics claimed the dead were fishermen.
The five -- believed to be all men -- were spotted on a boat heading north towards Israel, from the Nuseirath refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, an IDF spokesperson told The Jerusalem Post.
a success for the Navy's elite commando unit, Shayetet 13, and prevented a rare attempt at a seaborne attack on Israel
Sources in Gaza say that the men were training on attacking Israeli targets near the Gaza Strip via sea.
Sources in Gaza say that the men were training on attacking Israeli targets near the Gaza Strip via sea. Hassanin said that the men were killed by single shot to the head execution stile.
According to Israeli military sources the Shayetet 13 commandos are the unit who staged the attack on the Palestinian boat.
Shayetet 13 is the same unit that attack the Free Gaza Flotilla last Monday, the attack left nine activists killed and 54 injured.