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Israeli Navy seizing Iran arms ship Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit
Israeli Navy seizing Iran arms ship Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Egypt: Iranian arms ship destined for Sinai or Gaza

Senior security source in Egypt says Iranian rockets shipment, seized by Israeli Navy, used similar route as vessels with illegal migrants who arrive in Sinai and cross into Israel.

Associated Press
Published: 03.09.14, 18:48 / Israel News

A senior security official in Egypt says a missile shipment seized by Israel last week was destined for militants in either the Sinai Peninsula or the Gaza Strip.



Israel says the shipment came from Iran, which the Islamic Republic denies.


The official said Sunday the missiles have a range of 90 kilometers (60 miles) and the ship carrying them was under surveillance while it was off Sudan's Red Sea coast. He said the ship took the same route used by vessels ferrying potential illegal migrants who arrive in Sinai and then sneak across the border into Israel.


Hamas, the militant Islamic group ruling Gaza, says it was not involved in the seized missiles.


The Sinai-based official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists.


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