Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Israel intercepts cargo ship in Gaza arms smuggling claim


A cargo vessel travelling between Turkey and Egypt has been illegally intercepted by the Israeli Navy, on the pretence of a weapons search.
Israeli commandos intercepted a ship in the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday and found weapons bound for Gaza militants, according to the Israeli government.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the weapons came from Iran. He insisted the cargo vessel was overtaken in accordance with international conventions, and said he gave the order to board the ship on the "solid basis" that the arms on the ship that were "meant to target Israel." more