Friday, June 11, 2010

Deadliest Scuba Job in the World

That title would have to belong to suspected terrorist divers of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

The Israeli navy fatally shot at least four Palestinian divers on Monday off the coast of the Gaza Strip who military officials allege were en route to attack Israel.

Two divers were reported to have survived the attack, and another was reported missing.

The divers were members of a violent affiliate of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party, known as the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a spokesman for one of the brigade divisions said. The spokesman for the group's Palestine division said the divers were on a training mission, unarmed and operating in shallow waters 250 meters from the Gaza coastline.

The Israeli military, in a brief statement, said its forces had fired upon "a squad of terrorists wearing diving suits on their way to execute a terror attack." The statement did not provide specifics of what was planned or say whether the divers had weapons.

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