India-bound cargo ship hijacked by Houthi militants in Red sea
The Yemen rebel group of Houthis have hijacked an Israel cargo ship carrying 52 people on board on the Red Sea. It was heading towards India
The Yemen rebel group of Houthis have hijacked an Israel cargo ship carrying 52 people on board on the Red Sea. It was heading towards India on Sunday (November 19).
The vessel was sailing from Turkey to India.
The Houthi rebels said that they hijacked the ship over its connection to Israel and will still continue to do that on the international waters.
The Houthi rebels have released a video of hijacking an India-bound Israeli Cargo Ship.
Here is the video:
— War Monitor (@WarMonitors) November 20, 2023
Soon after the hijack, Israel said the ship was not Israeli and no crew members were from Israel. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) termed the attack on the ship as a ‘very grave incident of global consequence’.
“This is another Iranian act of terrorism that represents an escalation in Iran’s belligerence against the citizens of the free world, with concomitant international ramifications vis-a-vis the security of global shipping routes,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said.
He mentioned that the ship belonged to a British company and is operated by a Japanese firm, and further added that around 25 crew members from various countries, including Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Filipino, and Mexican nationals were aboard the vessel.
The Houthis have accepted the hijacking. However, they claimed to have seized an Israeli ship, a claim rejected by Tel Aviv. The ship from the southern Red Sea has been taken to a Yemeni port, the group said.