Commandos board ship allegedly smuggling weapons to Gaza
April 22, 2012 21:27
Commandos from the Navy’s elite unit Flotilla 13 boarded a ship in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday night that was allegedly trying to smuggle weaponry to the Gaza Strip.
The ship was detected about 100 miles from Israel flying a Liberian flag and was intercepted by Israel Navy vessels. Commandos boarded the ship and were searching for weapons.
Last March, the Navy intercepted a ship called Victoria that was carrying about 50 tons of weaponry and was on its way to Egypt. The weapons cache included a number of sophisticated radar-guided Iranian anti-ship missiles that were supposed to go to Islamic Jihad inside Gaza. Read full story here.