Israeli ship Galaxy Leader hijacked by Houthi militia: Yemen’s Houthi militia fighters have reportedly hijacked an Israeli ship named ‘Galaxy Leader’ in the Red Sea. According to the reports of news agency Al Arabiya, there were 22 people on board the ship.
According to the report, Israeli sources said that Houthi fighters have seized a ship partially owned by Israel in the Red Sea. There were no Israeli citizens on board the ship.
War on targeting ships carrying Israeli flag
Earlier on Sunday, Yahya Saria, a spokesman for the Iran-backed Houthis, said the group would target all ships owned or operated by Israeli companies or carrying the Israeli flag, according to the group’s Telegram channel.
Sariya’s call to recall citizens
At the same time, Sariya called on all countries to recall their citizens working on the crew of any such ship.
Houthi army will carry out more attacks on Israel
On Tuesday, the leader of the Houthis warned that his forces would carry out more attacks on Israel and that they could target Israeli ships in the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandeb strait.
‘Constantly monitoring the Israeli ship’
“We remain on full alert, continuously monitoring and searching for any Israeli vessels in the Red Sea, especially around Bab al-Mandab and Yemen’s territorial waters,” Abdulmalik al-Houthi said during a broadcast speech.
Houthis have a huge stockpile of ballistic missiles and armed drones
The Houthis have been at war against the Arab-led coalition since 2015. It has emerged as a major military power in the Arabian Peninsula, possessing thousands of fighters and a vast arsenal of ballistic missiles and armed drones. This group controls North Yemen and its Red Sea coastal area.
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