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In the early hours of Wednesday, 05 March 2014, the IDF intercepted an Iranian shipment of advanced weaponry intended for terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip. The boarding took place in international waters about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) off the coast of Eilat, Israel, between Sudan and Eritrea in the Red Sea.
When the the KLOS-C with its dangerous cargo was escorted to port in Eilat, Jay and Meridel were onsite. Watch their video below as they give you a first hand report.
Following Jay and Meridel’s report is the official explanation of the route the ship took (taken from the IDF Blog). The final video is actual footage from the IDF as they boarded the vessel and exposed the numerous advanced weapons destined for terror organizations to use against Israel.
The IDF found 40 M-302 rockets, with a range of between 90 to 160 kilometers (capable of reaching any point in Israel, including major population centers Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.), hidden in crates. They also found 180 millimeter mortar rounds, and some 400,000 7.62 millimeter caliber bullets.
The operation was the result of months of planning and intelligence gathering. The IDF works continuously to protect Israel. Time after time, as a result of their efforts, attacks are prevented thus preventing threats to civilians in Israel and abroad. Please Pray for Israel and Those who Defend Her.
Jay and Meridel Rawlings Reporting From Eilat on the Arrival of the KLOS-C
The Route of the Iranian Weapons Shipment Explained
IDF Boarding the Vessel and Uncovering the “Cargo” of Weapons