Israel Defense Forces: Capture of Missiles from Iranian Missile Ship KLOS C Prevented Security Risk in Israel

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A captured ship that Israel says carried advanced rockets bound for fighters in the Gaza Strip arrived at the southern port of Eilat on Saturday. Officials in Iran and Gaza have denied being involved with the shipment.

Seizure of the Iranian missile ship KLOS C Wednesday, March 6,2014 occurred on the Red Sea shortly before the entrance to the Port Sudan.

Dozens of Syrian-made 302mm rockets were reported to be carried by the ship. The Israel Defense Force claims the seizure stopped a situation that would have put the security of the State of Israel at risk, but also claimed their operation is not over.

Israel Navy Commander reports to Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz from the Klos-C, an Iranian vessel that had attempted to transfer a weapons shipment to terrorist organizations in Gaza.

On the morning of March 6, 2014, the IDF intercepted an Iranian shipment of rockets to terrorist organizations in Gaza.
Israel Navy forces identified the target, and upon arrival requested to board. With the full consent of the crew, the IDF soldiers opened a number of containers on board the ship. They discovered a substantial amount of weapons hidden behind bags of cement.

Israel Defense Forces (IDF): Last night, following extensive preparations, the IDF special naval forces boarded the Klos-C, in accordance with international law, and carried out a preliminary inspection of the cargo. They found weaponry that terrorist organizations can use against Israel and its civilian population [NO AUDIO].

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