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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Breaking: IDF intercepts Iranian weapons ship headed for Gaza

The IDF intercepted a massive Iranian weapons shipment to Gaza early Wednesday morning.
Last night, following extensive preparations, and on the government’s authorization, the IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Benjamin (Benny) Gantz, ordered the Israel Navy to intercept the Klos-C, upon which the illicit arms were concealed in between commercial cargo.
IDF special naval forces boarded the vessel, in accordance with international law, and carried out a preliminary inspection of the cargo.

They discovered numerous advanced weapons during the inspection.
The Navy is currently sailing together with the cargo ship back to Israeli shores.
It will be interesting to see how President Hussein Obama reacts to this, because I am sure that Prime Minister Netanyahu did not tell him about it, and it's obviously been in the works for a while.

It's also interesting that one of the stops was an Iraqi port. Looks like Obama's decision to flee from Iraq was really smart.



Here are more details.
The IDF's elite Shayetet-13 naval commando raided a ship off the shores of Sudan before dawn Wednesday. The ship, which flew a Panamanian flag, carried dozens of B-302 missiles that have a range of up to 200 kilometers.
The raid took place in the Red Sea, between the waters of Sudan and Eritrea.
According to initial information, the shipment originated in Syria. The missiles were then taken aboard planes to Iran, and then made their way on the ship to Sudan. The missiles were hidden with sacks of cement.
The IDF Spokesman's Unit said that it knows with certainty that Iran is behind the shipment. The IDF soldiers are all safe and they are currently guiding the ship toward Eilat.
The IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, supervised the raid alongside Navy Commander, Maj. Gen. Ram Rotberg.
The IDF noted that the ship's captain tried to fool the IDF by first navigating toward Iraq, and only then toward Sudan.
The missiles were headed to terror organizations in Gaza, said the IDF. They were to be offloaded in Sudan and then smuggled to Gaza through the Sinai.
The ship is named Klos C. It had an international crew of 17, who are now being interrogated.
 Sounds like the Karine HEY HEY HEY!

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At 10:52 PM, Blogger lance said...

Why do you get excited about the IDF and the Israeli Navy protecting Jewish lives when at the same time you don't want religious Jewish men to serve in the IDF and Israeli Navy?

At 5:37 AM, Blogger Dr. T said...

Debka says there was cooperation with the US on intelligence related to this mission.

At 12:53 PM, Blogger Niko said...

Lance, the issue with IDF and religious is that IDF wants to secularize them and also IDF breaks the deals it has made. Would you like it if your employer forced you to break the commandments of your religion (whatever it is) against the specific deals you made with them? Would you like that considering it had nothing to do with the goals or functions of the company? That is what the deal with IDF is about. IDF should concentrate on defending Israel instead of trying to break everyone into same mold religion-wise.

At 6:12 PM, Blogger Linda Cohen said...

Many many orthodox men join the IDF without any problems. The people who are objecting mostly seem to be anti-Israel as well as the IDF. Yes, there are Jews and Israelis living in Israel who are against the government. Some spend all their time studying and get stipends from the government. I think some are extremists. They have very large families and want others to support them. Political issues as well.

At 12:25 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Linda Cohen, I'm thinking the big families and wanting other people to support them needs a good discussion. It is affecting the govt politics in the U.S., also. Including among Jewish communities, and some others, as well. Would we say big families cause Socialism, which is not what the Torah or the New Testament say? How to prioritize, as socialism brings hunger, which is the most exculpatory exemption. I like the idea of big families, but only if they can support themselves (hard to do) or some voluntary group supports them. Having a commie SWAT dictator govt redistributing (and voting for them based on it) is a disaster for humans, and not in the Torah. (Ref: NY. I read an article about this that absolutely stunned me and is relevant at this very minute.)


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