WATCH: Israel Navy Drill Simulates Raid Against Ship Seized By Islamic State

The Jerusalem Post reports: The Israel Navy completed a drill early on Thursday morning simulating an ISIS takeover of a civilian ship and a raid to free the vessel.

A senior naval source said the exercise was aimed at “improving our readiness against terrorist organizations,” adding that navy-wide drills of this nature occur once or twice a year in different maritime arenas.

The mock attack began with antitank and rocket fire, followed by the hijacking of a ship by “terrorists” who came from Sinai.

In light of heightened ISIS activities in the peninsula, which included the downing of a passenger airline, and attacks on Egyptian security forces, the navy chose the Red Sea as the location for the latest drill.

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