The Iran-backed Houthis are accused of hijacking a ship linked to an Israeli billionaire in the Red Sea
A cargo ship linked to an Israeli billionaire was allegedly hijacked by Iranian-backed rebels in the Red Sea on Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said it “strongly condemns the Iranian attack on an international ship.”
Netanyahu’s office said in a statement, “The ship owned by a British company and managed by a Japanese company was hijacked under the direction of Iran by the Yemeni Houthi militia.” “There are 25 crew members of various nationalities on board, including Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Filipino and Mexican. There are no Israelis on board. This is another act of Iranian terrorism and constitutes a leap forward in Iran’s aggression against citizens of the free world, with international consequences.” Concerning the security of global shipping lanes.”
The IDF also wrote on “It is not an Israeli ship.”
While Israeli officials insisted the ship was British-owned and Japanese-operated, ownership details of the Bahamas-flagged Galaxy Leader, a vehicle carrier, in public shipping databases linked the ship’s owners to Ray Car Carriers, founded by Abraham “Rami.” And Ungar, who is known to be one of the richest men in Israel, according to the Associated Press.
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