Yemen’s Houthis say they attacked Israeli cargo ship in Gulf of Aden

Yemen’s Houthis say they have targeted what they claim to be an Israeli cargo ship, the MSC Silver, in the Gulf of Aden near the entrance to the Red Sea with a number of missiles, media outlets reported.

According to news reports, the ship targeted was the Galaxy Leader, partially owned by a British company controlled by Israeli businessman. The Houthis commandeered the ship and sailed to Yemen.

The U.S. announced the formation of a new maritime force to protect the vessels after multiple shipping companies have ordered their fleet to halt transiting Bab el-Mandeb Strait, or circumvent around Africa, creating a global trade crisis.

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