A ship Israel said was carrying advanced rockets bound for Gaza from Iran will be brought into port Saturday after being intercepted by Israeli naval forces, Agence France-Presse reported the military as saying.
“This ship, which was transporting dozens of M302-type rockets with a range of 150 to 200 kilometers (more than 100 miles) is currently north of Port Sudan and will arrive in Eilat Saturday evening,” General Motti Almoz told military radio Thursday.
“Once it arrives we will check that other arms and munitions aren’t aboard,” he said.
Israel intercepted the “Klos-C” in the Red Sea between Eritrea and Sudan on Wednesday, claiming that Syrian-made weapons aboard had been shipped overland to Iran and then onward by sea, intended for Palestinian militants in Gaza.
Israel latched onto the alleged weapons shipment to chide Western powers for negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear program.
However, on Thursday Iran rejected Israeli allegations that Tehran supplied rockets intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip.
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