Israel searches for survivors as empty migrant boat washes ashore
01 Oct 2023 10:19pm
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The police said in a statement that the searches were initiated after passports and belongings of eight people, including children, were found in the empty rubber boat. According to the statement, the missing people are Somali and Turkish nationals.
Later, state-owned Kan TV news reported that the Israeli Navy had joined the searches.
The boat was found on the Mediterranean shore of Netanya, a coastal city north of Tel Aviv. It was not immediately clear if there were survivors. - BERNAMA-XINHUA
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