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Hamas captures Israeli ‘spy’ dolphin

Hamas has apparently captured and detained a dolphin they claim was spying for the Israeli military

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Just when you thought it was safe to get back into the water, the Washington Post has reported claims that Hamas has captured and detained a dolphin they claim was spying for the Israeli military.

Citing reports by a number of Israeli press, The Washington Post report added that the waterborne mammal had “spying devices” attached to it by the Israeli military.

While a suspicious looking dolphin might sound like an elaborate ruse, it would not be the first time an animal has been used for covert operations.

According to the Washington Post report, the U.S. Navy has specially trained dolphins and sea lions and Ukraine asked if they could have their combat dolphins back after the Russians annexed the Crimea in 2014.

According to the report, Egypt once accused the Israelis of sending sharks to attack tourists bathing in the sea off the Sinai coast in a bid to harm the country’s tourism industry.

Even the UK has had its fill of supposedly suspicious animals. During the Napoleonic wars a monkey was found on a French shipwreck off the shores of Hartlepool in north-east England.

The monkey was allegedly wearing a French military uniform and as such was executed by hanging - earning the town the unfortunate name of the Monkey Hangers.

Israel has not confirmed or denied whether the dolphin found by Hamas commandos was in fact working for Mossad.