Haifa Was Target of Aborted Terrorist Sea Attack
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Haifa Was Target of Aborted Terrorist Sea Attack

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Haifa, Israel’s largest seaport, was the intended target of a gang of seaborne terrorists from Lebanon whose motorboat was intercepted and sunk by Israeli naval units a week ago, Gen. Yehoshua Saguy, Chief of Intelligence, disclosed. The motorboat carried Katyusha rocket launchers which, Saguy said, were to have been placed on a raft in Haifa Bay with rockets timed to fire on the city after the boat escaped. The four terrorists were killed in the encounter with the Israeli navy. Saguy reported that the terrorists have assembled the nucleus of a naval force at Lebanese ports consisting of speedboats, motor schooners and several small freighters of 500-600 tons. He said the reason is that they have found it relatively easy to penetrate Israel by sea.

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