Police to be deployed along coast amid fears of Hamas infiltration — TV report

Increased troop deployment aims to secure Ashkelon amid fears Gaza's ruling terror group may try to attack from the sea

Border Police will be stationed in the coming days along the coast of the southern city of Ashkelon amid IDF concerns that Hamas may try to infiltrate Israel for an attack by sea, according to a Sunday TV report.

Hadashot news said the additional troops will perform security operations, conduct patrols and keep constant lookout to detect any potential terrorists coming in from the sea.

The IDF has said Hamas is working to improve its ability to penetrate Israel from the sea, and in recent months Israel has been constructing a sea barrier to prevent such an incident.

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