TV: Defense officials believe explosion on Israeli cargo ship in Gulf cause by missile attack

Channel 13 news reports that Israeli defense officials estimate that an explosion on an Israeli ship in the Gulf of Oman yesterday was caused by two Iranian missiles.

The estimates are consistent with what a senior US official told Reuters last night, saying it was not an incident below sea level, meaning a mine, but above it, likely meaning a missile attack.

Such a strike would be a major escalation, as it would signal an Iranian military attack against a completely civilian target, without military or security affiliation with the State of Israel.