The seizing of the “Karin A” weapon ship

A commando force of the Israeli Navy seized the “Karin A” cargo ship, on which the Palestinian Authority attempted to smuggle 50 tons of armament and ammunition to the Gaza strip. Among the weapons found on board were short and long range rockets, LOW and SAGGER anti tank missiles, mortars, mines, explosives, sniper rifles and shotguns. The Air Force played a major role in the operation by employing combat and transport helicopters as well as transport planes. The Air Force commander, Major General Danny Halutz added at the end of the successful capture operation: “This was a good inter-branch cooperation, and anyone can imagine how the operation proceeded”.