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Israel navy kills four Palestinian 'militants' off Gaza

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posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 04:09 AM

Israel's navy has shot and killed four Palestinians wearing diving gear off the Gaza coast, officials say. The Israeli military said it believed those on board the boat were planning a terrorist attack.

Hamas officials in Gaza say four bodies have been recovered and two people are missing.

It comes a week after nine pro-Palestinian activists died in an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla trying to break Israel's blockade of Gaza.

Israel withdrew its forces from Gaza in 2005, but still controls and occupies the sea off the territory's coast.

The Israeli military said the boat was carrying "a squad of terrorists wearing diving suits on their way to execute a terror attack".

A spokesman said a naval force had hit its target, but did not give any more details of the operation.


More tensions in that region of the world. Does this have the potential to boil over into something more damaging to the world as a whole? I'd have to say yes.

Already a couple of threads on this issue - MOVE ALONG, NOTHING TO SEE HERE

[edit on 7/6/10 by LiveForever8]

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