Reports from Arab media indicate that the “Galaxy Leader,” a vehicle carrier vessel, was hijacked in the Red Sea on Monday by the Houthi group, which is supported by Iran, as reported by The Jerusalem Post.
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) November 19, 2023
The Galaxy Leader was last seen in the Red Sea (Position: 19.88°(lat) /38.84°(Ion)). The ship is underway, cruising at 17.5 knots.
Additional info on the vessel.
Some X users are saying the vessel is an Israeli-owned ship.
Initial, unconfirmed reports that #IRGCterrorists-backed #Houthis have hijacked the Galaxy Leader vessel with 22 people on board. Follows Houthi threats over the last 24 hours to target #Israel-linked ships. https://t.co/XIFOxsggcz pic.twitter.com/JJuvfoTc5K
— Jason Brodsky (@JasonMBrodsky) November 19, 2023
🇾🇪🇮🇱🚨‼️ BREAKING: The Houthis in Yemen hijacked an “Israeli cargo ship” called “Galaxy Leader” sailing in the Gulf. There are said to be 22 crew members on board the ship. — Israeli Media
Also the spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces: An important statement in the coming hours pic.twitter.com/ZQnmN3Dh1H
— Lord Bebo (@MyLordBebo) November 19, 2023
BREAKING: The Houthis have reportedly hijacked Israel’s Galaxy Leader ship in major maritime escalation
— Samuel Ramani (@SamRamani2) November 19, 2023
The IDF says the hijacking of the shipping vessel in the Red Sea by the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen is a “very serious incident on the global scale.”
It says the ship was sailing from Turkey to India with an international civilian crew, without any Israelis aboard.
— Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian (@manniefabian) November 19, 2023
We have reported multiple Israeli-owned vessels have been attacked in 2023:
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