As part of the IDF’s handling of the escalation of terrorism in the nautical arena, the Israeli Navy carried out a search of a vessel travelling west of Haifa. The vessel contained suspicious items and evidence of the transfer of knowledge and directives for terrorist activities.

The latest period has required the IDF and security forces to deal with a severe escalation in terrorist activity in the nautical arena.

This escalation manifests itself in attempts to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip, the infiltration of terrorists via the sea to carry out attacks against civilians of the State of Israel, IDF forces, and terrorist attacks against maritime vessels. The IDF will continue to operate against terrorist infrastructure in all places.