Yemen’s Houthis Publish Footage of Galaxy Leader Hijacking

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    YEMEN (JNS) – Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels on Monday evening published a propaganda video purporting to show the previous day’s hijacking of an Israeli-linked ship on the Red Sea.

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    The four-minute video, shared to X (formerly Twitter) by Houthi spokesman Yahya Sarea, was captioned: “Scenes from the unique military operation of the naval forces, during which the Israeli ship was seized yesterday in the Red Sea.”

    The Houthi propaganda clip shows a helicopter adorned with the flags of Yemen and the Palestine Liberation Organization landing on the Galaxy Leader.

    At least eight armed militants, some wearing bandanas featuring a photo of Hamas spokesperson Abu Obeida, emerge from the chopper and take control of the vessel, raising their weapons at the civilian crew as they shout “Allahu Akbar.”

    The Israel Defense Forces confirmed on Sunday that the Houthis hijacked the cargo ship, calling it a “very grave incident of global consequence.”

    “The ship departed Turkey on its way to India, staffed by civilians of various nationalities, not including Israelis. It is not an Israeli ship,” the military added.

    The Bahaman-flagged Galaxy Leader is registered by a British company partially owned by Israeli tycoon Abraham Ungar.

    The Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem released a statement confirming the ship was being operated by a Japanese firm and had 25 crew members on board from Ukraine, Bulgaria, the Philippines and Mexico.

    “This is another act of Iranian terrorism and constitutes a leap forward in Iran’s aggression against the citizens of the free world, with international consequences regarding the security of the global shipping lanes,” according to the statement.

    The Houthis’ decision to target Israeli commercial vessels in the Red Sea was made in light “of what the Gaza Strip is being exposed to from the brutal Israeli-American aggression,” the rebel group said on Sunday.

    Israel has bolstered its naval presence in the Red Sea area following repeated missile and drone attacks from Yemen.

    The IDF said that missile boats were deployed “in accordance with the assessment of the situation, and as part of the increased defense efforts in the region.”


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    Realist
    Realist
    7 months ago

    Why are there no international outcry that another terrorist state just performed blatant terror, terrorizing innocent civilian that has literally nothing to do with Israel.
    The rest of the world don’t care as it doesn’t have anything to do with those “innocent” Gazans.

    Dave
    Dave
    7 months ago

    The religion of peace shining light once again.

    Democrats always support their Jew hating members.
    Democrats always support their Jew hating members.
    6 months ago

    Biden removed them from the designated terrorist list.

    Israeli
    Israeli
    7 months ago

    Such Nuttos!

    Educated Archy
    Educated Archy
    7 months ago

    Losers there are no jews on it BH

    Alfonso confi
    Alfonso confi
    6 months ago

    This video, that has been showing in several news sites, SEEMS to be a deepfake video. Not the News (the news it is true), but the video looks fake.

    Probably made with a gaming engine CGI computer.

    Here is why:

    Firstable, when the chopper is approaching to the ship, the chopper moved side to side but the camera image NOT. The camera video is fix in all that scene, doesnt move with the chopper.

    Second, the real huties terrorists DOESN’T DRESS AND DOESN’T look like the one that take the cargoship.

    Third, the huties are a group of revels with NO money to buy a $50 millions euros helicopter.

    Four, when the bad guys, land, they star to run, the camare visual spot made a pan scene, but we never see the head of the badguy who has the camara attached to his back….. But few seconds after, all the scenes shows the head of the bad guy.

    And there is anothers things that made me think that this video is a deepfake video (like the radar that is not spinning out like all radars, the place where “Galaxy Leader” is write it (in real photos is before the control tower, but in the videogame is after, and there is only one window under that letters, but in the real photo there are two windows below that letters)), etc etc

    Don’t you see all details?