IDF says it uncovered ‘potential threat’ to navy ships off Gaza coast

The Israel Defense Forces uncovered a “potential threat” to naval ships off the Gaza coast on Monday morning, the military said, without elaborating on the nature of the threat.

“Earlier today, our troops spotted suspicious naval activity in the maritime zone along the Gaza Strip which posed a potential threat to Israeli Navy vessels,” the military said.

“IDF troops detected the activity and thwarted it,” the military added.

The Palestinian news site Shehab reported that a boat was destroyed by two missiles off the Gaza coast.

A military spokesperson said additional information would be released about the matter shortly.

“The IDF will continue to take action against dangerous threats on the maritime front,” the military said.

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