dinsdag 14 april 2009

Vissersboot uit Gaza explodeert bij poging tot terreuraanval?

Niet alle Palestijnse vissersboten zijn onschuldig. Ook worden via zee wapens gesmokkeld.

The Jerusalem Post
Apr 13, 2009 9:50 | Updated Apr 13, 2009 10:27
Gaza fishing boat explodes in apparent attempted terror attack

A booby-trapped Palestinian fishing boat exploded off the Gaza coast as it headed north toward Israeli territory in an apparent attempted terror attack on Monday morning, the IDF said. No one was wounded in the incident.

The Navy spotted the boat, which it said was apparently unmanned, and followed it for about an hour.

When it was some 300 meters off the Gaza coast and making its way north, the boat blew up, the army said.

The IDF said the incident bore the hallmarks of an attempted terror attack and it was examining how the explosives were detonated.

It was unclear whether the target of the apparent attack was a Navy vessel or a site on the Israeli coast, the army said.

Palestinians accused the Navy of firing a shell at the boat.

In 2002, four sailors were wounded when Palestinians detonated a fishing boat laden with explosives next to a navy patrol off the northern Gaza coast.

Two Palestinians seen on board were killed in the blast. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.

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