Yemen’s Houthis published footage showing their hijacking of an Israeli-linked shipping vessel in the Red Sea yesterday. The Yemeni militia claimed the vessel was Israeli and said the seizure was only the beginning of a “battle at sea”.
But Israel confirmed the ship was operated by Japan, with no Israelis on board, and Japan’s chief cabinet secretary said it was working towards the ship’s release.
Japan has condemned the hijacking of a Japanese-operated, British-owned cargo ship in the Red Sea by Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
Houthi terrorists have hijacked a ship with Bahamas🇧🇸 flag carrying cars that was sailing from Turkey to India.
No Israelis are on board the ship.
This is an act of terrorism. pic.twitter.com/ydrK56V9qW
— The Mossad: Satirical, Yet Awesome (@TheMossadIL) November 19, 2023
When Arab coalition forces liberated the Hudaydah port in #Yemen from Houthi terrorists, the UN called for a ceasefire. This resulted in the terrorists regaining control of the port. Yesterday, they attacked what they referred to as an #Israel ship and kidnapped hostages. We are…
— Amjad Taha أمجد طه (@amjadt25) November 20, 2023