The Israeli prime minister says Iran was behind a shipment of weapons which the Israeli army allegedly seized in the Red Sea.
Benjamin Netanyahu made the comment while touring the Eilat naval base along with Israeli minister of military affairs Moshe Ya'alon. Tel Aviv earlier claimed that its naval forces had raided the ship and seized dozens of rockets from Iran bound for the Gaza Strip. Iran denied the claims, describing them as failed lies. A high-ranking Iranian military commander also dismissed the allegations, saying they are Israel's dirty psychological operation against the Islamic Republic. World leaders have shown little reaction to the raid, signaling suspicion over the claim. In Gaza, Hamas has rejected Israel's claims, calling them a dangerous move aimed at justifying the seven-year blockade on the Gaza Strip.