Yemen’s Houthi militia launched a video displaying its forces hijacking the ship ‘Galaxy Chief’ within the Purple Sea on Sunday, November 19.
The video, printed by the militia’s spokesperson, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, on X, reveals a minimum of 10 armed males on the deck of the vessel after leaping out of a army helicopter hovering above it.
The brigadier normal described the occasion as a “distinctive army operation of the naval forces, throughout which the Israeli ship was seized”.
Bodycam footage then reveals the gunmen seizing management of the ship, aiming firearms on the crew. One other clip, seemingly taken from a drone, reveals a handful of small boats crusing alongside the ship. One flies a Yemeni flag utilized by the Houthis in addition to a Palestinian flag.
The mast of the ‘Galaxy Chief’ can also be proven flying the identical flags.
The situation of the vessel was not but recognized, nevertheless on Telegram, Houthis stated it was taken to the Yemeni coast.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the hijacking, including that the ship “which is owned by a British firm and is operated by a Japanese agency, was hijacked with Iran steerage by the Yemenite Houthi militia.”
“Onboard the vessel are 25 crew members of varied nationalities together with Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Filipino and Mexican. No Israelis are onboard.”
Storyful has not confirmed these claims. Credit score: Brigadier Normal Yahya Saree through Storyful