Navy’s Yaltam Unit Locates Weapons in Gaza’s Maritime Region

By Yoni Weiss

A Navy soldier seen in the waters near Gaza, holding a weapon found in the waters. (IDF Spokesman)

Since the beginning of the current conflict, the soldiers of the Israeli Navy’s Unit for Underwater Missions, known as Yaltam, have been successful in locating numerous weapons and military devices in the maritime region of Gaza. The discoveries, both above and below the water’s surface, include items used by the Hamas terrorist organization in their attempts to infiltrate Israeli territory.

The searches conducted by the Unit for Underwater Missions have uncovered a significant arsenal of weapons, among them explosive devices, explosive belts, ammunition, inflatable boats, and more. These findings highlight Hamas’s ongoing attempts to breach Israeli borders and carry out attacks.

To address the threat, Israeli Navy Forces have collaborated with the Yahalom Combat Engineering Unit’s special forces. Together, they have successfully thwarted Hamas’s infiltration attempts and neutralized weapons suspected of containing explosives.

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