Palestinians walk at the Gaza City port on Monday. The Israeli navy killed four Palestinian militants in diving suits off the coast of Gaza before dawn that day, the Israeli military and Palestinian officials reported.
It’s been a week since the now-infamous flotilla raid, and on Monday, Israeli-Palestinian tensions flared again after the Israeli military killed four men who sources from both sides are claiming were Palestinian militants wearing diving gear and readying an attack from the waters off the Gaza coast. —KA
The Israeli military claims the men were preparing an attack on Israeli targets from the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian sources in Gaza claimed the men were members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, a radical offshoot of the mainstream Fatah organization which is affiliated with Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the moderate regime that governs the West Bank.
The divers were training about 150 yards off shore when they were ... attacked by a Israeli patrol.