Israel foils seaborne attack from Gaza Strip Israel foils seaborne attack from Gaza Strip Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday, striking at least 50 sites in Gaza by air and sea and mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion aimed at stopping a recent barrage of rocket attacks against Israel. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) by the associated press July 09, 2014 Comments JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has foiled an attempt by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip to infiltrate southern Israel by sea. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman, said four attackers were killed Tuesday, shortly after coming ashore. He says troops spotted the attackers with hand grenades and assault rifles. One Israeli soldier was lightly injured. Lerner says it’s the first such infiltration effort in recent memory, and that the army is trying to determine how the men made it so far. In Gaza, Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.