The Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen release a video showing how the group hijacked an Israeli-linked shipping vessel in the Red Sea yesterday.
The footage shows a helicopter landing on the vehicle carrier named the Galaxy Leader, with several gunmen getting off and taking control of the ship.
Houthi gunmen can be seen holding the international crew at gunpoint in the video.
One of the Houthi operatives is also seen shouting the group’s slogan while walking through the ship: “God is the Greatest, Death to America, Death to Israel, Cursed be the Jews, Victory to Islam.”
The Bahaman-flagged vessel is registered under a British company, which is partially owned by Israeli tycoon Abraham Ungar, who goes by Rami. The vessel was leased out to a Japanese company at the time of the hijacking.
The ship had been sailing from Turkey to India with an international civilian crew, without any Israelis aboard.
החות'ים בתימן מציגים: כך השתלטנו אתמול בים סוף על "הספינה הישראלית" pic.twitter.com/aCiz4V6Bvp
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