(Central News Agency, Yemen Hodeidah/Jerusalem, Comprehensive Foreign Reports on the 19th) Rebel officials and maritime sources of the Yemeni Shia radical group Youth Movement, which is supported by Iran, pointed out that the youth movement hijacked an Israeli cargo ship in the Red Sea today and diverted it to Yemen. door coast. However, Israel denied that the freighter was of Israeli flag and emphasized that there were no Israeli crew members on board.
The Associated Press and Al Jazeera reported that the Huthi movement seized an “Israeli-linked” cargo ship on the crucial Red Sea route today. The news has heightened regional tensions over a war between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist militant group Hamas, raising concerns that tensions may be spreading to other maritime fronts.
Agence France-Presse reports that after the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, youth movements have already threatened to target Israeli ships sailing in the Red Sea.
“All ships belonging to or dealing with Israel’s enemies will be legitimate targets,” the youth movement noted.
“We brought an Israeli cargo ship to the coast of Yemen,” a youth movement official, whose identity has not been made public, said in a statement. Further details would be provided later, the statement said.
A Yemeni maritime source said the youth movement “seized a commercial ship” and took it to the port of Salif in the coastal city of Hodeida, without mentioning the ship’s flag.
The Israeli military denied that it was an Israeli ship.
The Associated Press reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said that the 25 crew members on board the Bahamian-flagged ship were Bulgarian, Filipino, Mexican and Ukrainian nationals, and there were no Israelis.
Israeli officials insist the ship is owned by a British company and operated by a Japanese company. However, public information on the ship shows that the owner of the cargo ship is Ray Car Carriers, a car and trucking service company, and the company was founded by Abraham (Rami) Ungar, known as “one of the wealthiest Israelis” .
Unga told The Associated Press that he was aware of the incident but could not comment until more details were obtained. (Translator: He Hongru) 1121120