Israel kills four Palestinians, accused of planning an attack

Navy kills four men in diving gear off the coast of Gaza.

The Israeli navy has shot and killed four Palestinians clad in diving gear, off the coast of Gaza.

The military says that it believed those on board were planning a terrorist attack.

Hamas officials in Gaza said that four bodies have been recovered and two people are still missing.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz quotes an Israeli army source saying that the boat had been heading north to Israel from waters off the Nuseirat refugee camp.

This comes a week after the Israeli military killed nine activists on board a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid that was attempting to break the blockade of Gaza.

Prime minister Binyamin Netenyahu has dismissed calls for an international commission to investigate what happened.