Israel strikes boat moored in Gaza

Israel strikes boat moored in Gaza

Israeli aircraft destroyed a boat moored in Gaza city this morning, local residents said. 

The Israeli military said aircraft had struck "military targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization’s naval force" and "underground terror infrastructure" belonging to Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip. There were no reports of casualties.

The military added that the air strikes were carried out in response to an incident on Tuesday when a group of men from Gaza broke through the border fence into Israel and set fire to an army post. An Israeli tank then targeted a Hamas observation post. No casualties were reported.

Gaza residents said the vessel that was hit by missiles was set ablaze. They said it was due to sail to meet a flotilla of boats hoping to reach Gaza. Israel maintains a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip and has in the past stopped other boats from reaching it shores, Reuters reported.

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