Israeli forces this morning intercepted a Panamian-flagged cargo vessel near Port Sudan in the Red Sea. The vessel, identified as the Klos-C, was carrying “advanced weaponry intended for terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip,” and was shipped by Iran, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

According to the IDF, the weaponry on board, which included 302 mm rockets, was “concealed in between commercial cargo.” The IDF has not yet tallied all of the weaponry seized, but “dozens of rockets” have been found thus far. Israeli forces are currently bringing the shipment of Klos-C to Israel, where it should arrive in about 3 days.

“We have conclusive evidence that there were rockets on board the ship, and we have proof and can say with certainty that Iran is behind this operation,” a senior IDF official said. […]