What Hamas wanted: Smuggle weapons into Gaza without Israel noticing. Use said weapons to attack Israeli civilians. What happened:
The IDF said the operation was a “joint intelligence and operational effort by Israeli Navy forces and the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) together with Military Intelligence.”
The operation, which took place “a number of weeks ago” remained under wraps until Wednesday, when it was released for publication.
This is not the first attempt by Hamas to smuggle weapons from Sinai into Gaza via the Mediterranean Sea.