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Lethal Italian Dive Kit? A Palestinian man from Gaza was indicted on September 4th at a court in Israel on multiple counts of aiding the Hamas terrorist organization by allegedly importing dive equipment for an elite Hamas naval unit. Abd Saqallah purchased the equipment from the Italian company Cressi, and the shipment included hundred of pairs of fins, masks, and wetsuits. During the 2014 Gaza war, a team of five Hamas frogmen entered Israel before being spotted and killed.

Voodoo Dive. Cristian Lpez, a 22-year-old diver from Les Basetes diving center in Calpe on the Spanish coast, made a spooky discovery when he came across a human skeleton in a bag, together with a doll wrapped in a sheet. Apparently, it was used in ritualistic Santeria, a religion popular in Cuba that combines Christianity with West African cult practices. Investigating divers from the Guardia Civil found a second package containing human bones, feathers, leaves, twigs with names scratched on them, as well as more dolls. Forensic tests have established that the bones constitute almost three complete human skeletons, but found no signs of violence. They were buried for up to 40 years before they were cast into the sea....

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