A report by the Saudi Al-Arabiya outlet says that the Houthis from Yemen seized the Galaxy Leader, an “Israeli” cargo ship that was sailing in the Red Sea with 22 crew members on board.

Iran PressWest Asia: The report says that the ship is a car carrier owned by businessman Rami Unger. No Israelis are on board.

The Israeli Occupation Forces spokesperson responded to the report by calling it a “very severe incident on an international scale” and claimed that the ship which was sailing from Turkey to India did not have any Israelis on board and “is not an Israeli ship.”

According to news reports in Israel, an Israeli source has confirmed that the ship is at least partially owned by Unger.

A spokesperson for the Houthis promised an “important statement” in the coming hours. Israel’s Foreign Ministry said that they are familiar with the matter.

The ship is registered under Ray Shipping LT, which is owned by Ungar.


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