Houthi rebels from Yemen have hijacked a cargo ship traveling from Turkey to India. Israeli officials called it an “act of Iranian terrorism” with international implications. The development came amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, which has claimed nearly 14,000 lives and strained diplomatic ties.
“The hijacking of a cargo ship by the Houthis near Yemen in the southern Red Sea is a very serious incident of global concern. The ship left Turkey en route to India and was crewed by civilians of various nationalities, excluding Israelis. “It is not an Israeli ship,” the Israel Defense Forces said.
Conflicting reports have emerged about the ship’s ownership, and the Israeli military insists it has nothing to do with the ship or its crew. A Jerusalem Post report quoting Arab media identified it as an Israeli ship called the Galaxy Leader that was reportedly leased by a British company to a Japanese company.
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JERUSALEM, Nov 19 (Reuters) – The Israeli military said on Sunday that Yemen’s Houthis had hijacked a cargo ship in the southern Red Sea as it was traveling from Turkey to India, calling it “a very serious incident on a global scale.” “.
In a social media post (Writing by Dan Williams)
Israel says Houthi rebels in Yemen have seized a ship bound for India on Iran’s orders
(With contributions from agencies)
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