The “Ansar Allah” (Houthis) organization in Yemen is publishing this evening (Monday) documentation from the takeover and hijacking of the ship “Galaxy Leader” yesterday in the Red Sea. According to the Houthi hijackers, this is an Israeli ship and it was taken to the coast of Yemen.
The IDF spokesman said in response that “the hijacking of the cargo ship by the Houthis near Yemen in the southern Red Sea is a very serious incident on a global level. This is a ship that left Turkey on its way to India with an international civilian crew, without Israelis. This is not an Israeli ship.”
In a statement published yesterday, the spokesman for the Yemeni armed forces made it clear that they will now focus on all ships connected to Israel. “The armed forces of Yemen call on all countries of the world to withdraw their citizens working on Israeli ships and to avoid shipping on Israeli ships. In addition, we inform the countries of the world to warn their ships to stay away from Israeli ships.” wrote in the report.
The Prime Minister’s Office responded: “We strongly condemn the Iranian attack against an international ship. The ship, owned by a British company and operated by a Japanese company, was hijacked on Iranian whim by the Houthi militia in Yemen. On board the ship are 25 crew members of different nationalities, including: Ukrainians, Bulgarians, Filipinos and Mexicans. There were no Israelis on the ship.”
“This is another act of Iranian terrorism which expresses a leap forward in Iran’s aggression against the citizens of the free world, and creates international implications regarding the security of global shipping lanes.” clarified in the prime minister’s office.