Ghost War Sees to Interdict Iranian Arms Shipments to Hamas in Gaza
Israel, and perhaps the U.S., are conducting a secret military campaign to intercept and destroy Iraninan arms shipments to Hamas in Gaza. Today, the Jerusalem Post carries a report from Egyptian and other Arab media that an unidentified missile ship, believed to be either Israeli or American, destroyed an Iranian vessel loaded with arms bound for Hamas in Gaza. The ship, destroyed in the Red Sea, was bound for a landing on the Sudanese coast, with the intention of smuggling the arms across the Sudanese and Sinai deserts, into Gaza. The ship sunk with all hands lost.
Just last month the Sudanese government claimed that Israeli warplanes had bombed a Gaza-bound arms convoy on Sudanese soil. The weapons were alleged to be of Iranian origin and bound for Hamas in Gaza. While not outrightly admitting the attack, the Israeli government hinted broadly at its responsibility. The distance of the airstrike from Israeli air bases was no doubt intended as a message to Iran as much as to Hamas and Sudan.