A member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror organization in Gaza was arrested for conspiring to sink an Israeli naval patrol boat and kidnap survivors last month, according to the Shin Bet security services and the Israel Defense Forces.
The plan was to use three boats to lure in a navy ship, fire a missile at it and then seize the wounded and slain soldiers, according to a joint statement by the Shin Bet security service and Israel Defense Forces.
But the terror plot was thwarted when the navy’s 916th Patrol Squadron stopped and boarded a Palestinian boat that had traveled beyond the designated Gaza fishing zone, arresting 10 people. A video of the arrest shows naval special forces commandeering the ship, and ordering all aboard to put their hands up and lie down on the deck.
During interrogations following their arrest, one of the prisoners admitted to receiving instructions from Islamic Jihad commanders to carry out the attack on Israeli navy ship. Two additional people on board were arrested for their part in the plot. The other seven were released following interrogation, JNS News reported.
You Can watch the Video of the Arrest here: