Iranian ship with thousands of weapons seized by Egyptian navy


According to Egypt’s Interior Ministry, the weapons & ammunition were likely earmarked for extremist Salafist groups operating in the Sinai & for Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza.

Ten crewmen of various nationalities were taken into custody.

By Daniel Siryoti, Dan Lavie, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff

Egyptian naval forces seized an Iranian ship carrying tens of thousands of weapons, likely earmarked for Palestinian terrorist groups and extremist Salafist groups operating in Sinai, as it entered Egyptian territorial waters in the Red Sea late on Wednesday, an Egyptian military spokesman said on Thursday.