Israel Seizes Gaza-Bound Rocket Shipment from Iran

(Reuters) The Israeli navy seized a ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday that was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied rockets made in Syria that were intended for Palestinian militants in Gaza. The Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel Klos-C was boarded in international waters without resistance and is being escorted to the Israeli port of Eilat. IDF spokesman Lt.-Col. Peter Lerner said dozens of M302 rockets were found. "The M302 in its most advanced model can strike over 100 miles, and if they would have reached Gaza, ultimately that would have meant millions of Israelis under threat." Lerner said the rockets were flown from Syria to Iran, from which they were shipped first to Iraq and then toward Sudan. Iran had orchestrated the shipment, Lerner said, describing the process as months in the making.

2014-03-05 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive