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  4/29/2012, Iyar 7, 5772

Five Gaza Arabs Arrested on Unidentified Boat


Israel naval forces took into custody five members of a crew on a Gaza Arab ship whom, the army said, had veered into a restricted area. The IDF said in a statement that the five, a crew on a fishing boat that was seized, refused to identify themselves or to respond to calls issued by the Israeli forces. The ship was taken to Ashdod port, where the crew was questioned.

In the past Gaza Arabs have used fishing boats to smuggle weapons, money, and other items into Gaza, violating the Israeli ban on import of items that terrorists could use to attack Israel.