Arms seizure by Israel
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The IDF displays weapons seized from a ship it says were carrying arms from Iran to Palestinian militants. As reported by Khaleej Times Online:
The Liberian-flagged "Victoria" was intercepted early on Tuesday by Israeli naval commandos some 200 nautical miles west of Israel's coastline.
Escorted by warships, it arrived at Ashdod, just north of the Gaza Strip, in the early hours of Wednesday where troops began inspecting and unloading the shipping containers.
The army said there were about 50 tonnes of weapons that had been hidden in containers holding lentils and cotton.
Among the weapons discovered were tens of thousands of bullets, 230 120-millimetre mortar shells, more than 2,000 60-millimetre mortar shells and six of the Chinese-made C704 anti-ship missiles. The shipment also included two missile launchers and an advanced radar system to track targets and guide the missiles.