Gallery: Iranian weapons found on the Victoria

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 15, 2011 17:31

IDF seizes tons of weaponry from Iran, including mortars, bound for Hamas in Gaza.




'Victoria' boarding. (photo credit: IDF Spokesperson)

The IDF seized a freighter ship with dozens of tons of weaponry from Iran headed for Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.

The ship, known as Victoria, was flying a Liberian flag, and was seized by the navy in the Mediterranean Sea, 200 miles off of Israel's coast.


The Victoria was boarded by commandos from the Israeli Navy's Flotilla 13, also known as the Shayetet, arrived in the Ashdod port on Tuesday evening.

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An initial inspection of the cargo revealed the ship was carrying weapons. The exact amount is to be determined.


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