An IDF Navy boat on routine patrol off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, identified a suspicious object which looked to be a raft, floating in an area closed for maritime activity. The naval boat first fired warning shots into the air, and then fired shots towards the raft. The raft was booby-trapped with explosives and exploded. There were no casualties among the IDF forces.
The alertness of the IDF soldiers, who identified the booby-trapped raft, prevented the injury of others.