Israel: Intercepted ship had land-to-sea missiles

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

JERUSALEM (AP) – A top Israeli naval commander says a cargo ship intercepted at sea was carrying Chinese-made land-to-sea missiles, and there is strong evidence Iran was behind the delivery.

Israel intercepted a ship on the high seas early Tuesday, saying it was carrying weapons bound for Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

Brig. Gen. Rani Ben-Yehudah told reporters Tuesday Iran is known to possess C704 missiles, which land-based forces can use to attack ships.

He said the shipment included instruction manuals in Farsi, and that there are other clues that “explicitly” show the weapons came from Iran.

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