Photo by Screenshot from IDF on 13 November, 2023

Elite Israeli Naval Unit Disposes of Hamas Bombs Found Off Gaza Coast

Public By Pesach Benson • 13 November, 2023

Jerusalem, 13 November, 2023 (TPS) -- An Israeli Navy unit that specializes in complex underwater missions has located dozens of weapons, explosives, and other equipment off the coast of Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces disclosed on Monday.

The IDF said the finds made by the Navy’s Yaltam unit were the remains of attempts by Hamas to infiltrate Israel by sea.

Yaltam specializes in locating and disabling bombs underwater.

“We’re finding a lot of weapons in the water in dangerous conditions. Each examination of each specific location takes time,” a Yaltam officer was quoted saying in footage released by the IDF.

Items found below the water or floating on the surface include explosive devices, bomb belts, ammunition, grenades, the remains of inflatable boats, and even a shoulder-fired missile.

Explosive devices were carefully brought ashore and destroyed in controlled detonations or neutralized at sea.