Islamic Jihad Attack Thwarted Off Gaza Coast
The Fellowship | April 4, 2018
Israeli security forces have foiled a dastardly terrorist plot that was to take place off the Gaza coast. The Times of Israel’s Judah Ari Gross reports that the Shin Bet and IDF discovered an Islamic Jihad plan to fire a missile at an Israeli naval vessel and subsequently kidnap any surviving crewmembers:
Security forces arrested a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group off the Gaza coast suspected of planning to sink an Israeli naval patrol boat and kidnap any survivors last month, Israel revealed on Wednesday.
The plan was to use three boats to lure in a navy ship, fire a missile at it and then seize the wounded and slain soldiers, according to a joint statement by the Shin Bet security service and Israel Defense Forces…
[T]he plan was for one boat to act as a diversion by leaving the fishing zone so that a navy ship would approach it.
“A second boat would attack the ship, firing a Kornet (anti-tank) missile at it, with the intention of causing injury and death to the soldiers on board,” the statement said.
A third boat would then arrive on the scene and take the wounded soldiers hostage and steal the bodies of those killed, the security forces said…