On Tuesday night, an attempt by a gang of Hamas terrorists to cross the Mediterranean Sea and enter Israel was effectively thwarted by Israeli Navy personnel.
Regarding the precise number of Hamas terrorist divers participating in the infiltration attempt, the IDF has not given any further information. But according to accounts from Hebrew-language media, the operation claimed to have killed at least four terrorists, and another version puts the toll at eight.
The border towns of Zikim and Karmia received an alert during the operation warning of a potential infiltration, raising security fears there.
An airstrike by an IDF fighter jet against a compound from which the terrorists had left in response to the threat further thwarted their attempt to infiltrate the country.