A ship owned by Rami Onger was hijacked by Houthis, there are no Israelis on board

The Iranian-sponsored Houthi militia that controls parts of Yemen has launched long-range missiles at Israel since the beginning of the war, and its actions escalated – and hijacked a ship owned by the “Ray” company, which, among other things, is owned by Israeli businessman Rami Unger, but was leased to a Japanese company that actually carried out the shipment.

The ship, which was carrying vehicles from Turkey on its way to India, was deliberately attacked by Iran by the Houthis in the Red Sea and hijacked, with 25 crew members on board – none of them Israeli. Her last location was near the coast of Yemen, last night at 13:03.

“The incident of the hijacking of the cargo ship by the Houthis near Yemen in the southern Red Sea is a very serious incident at the global level. It is a ship that left Turkey on its way to India with an international civilian crew, without Israelis. It is not an Israeli ship,” says IDF spokesman Brigadier General Daniel Gary

Not the first kidnapping in the area

At the same time, the Houthis promised a significant statement today (Sunday) at 18:00, this after about three weeks ago they promised to carry out an action of this kind.

This is not the first time that such a kidnapping has been carried out on the critical maritime trade route in the Red Sea, which connects Europe and Asia and through which 10% of the world’s volume of goods passes. In 2021, Israel and other countries accused Iran of orchestrating an explosion on an Israeli-owned ship near the coast of Oman in southern Arabia, but Iran denied the allegations.

The Prime Minister’s Office has now announced that “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. No Israelis were present 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.”

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