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Britain, US Blame Iran for Enabling Red Sea Shipping Attacks​

Britain has condemned the recent attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea and has placed the blame on Iran for supporting the Houthi militants responsible for the incidents. The United States also is holding Iran accountable for enabling these attacks.

The latest attacks, which occurred on Sunday in international waters in the southern Red Sea, targeted three commercial vessels. Yemen’s Houthi group claimed responsibility for the attacks, stating that they had launched drone and missile attacks against two Israeli ships. These incidents add to a growing list of similar attacks on Israeli-linked commercial ships in the area in response to the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.

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Same as babies being tossed out of incubators, or being decapitated...?

Either he's a good actor, or he's telling the truth...

 

Britain, US Blame Iran for Enabling Red Sea Shipping Attacks​

Britain has condemned the recent attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea and has placed the blame on Iran for supporting the Houthi militants responsible for the incidents. The United States also is holding Iran accountable for enabling these attacks.

The latest attacks, which occurred on Sunday in international waters in the southern Red Sea, targeted three commercial vessels. Yemen’s Houthi group claimed responsibility for the attacks, stating that they had launched drone and missile attacks against two Israeli ships. These incidents add to a growing list of similar attacks on Israeli-linked commercial ships in the area in response to the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.

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They really want war with Iran... WWIII
 
Lindsey Graham is chomping at the bit.
He has too much to hide from Ukraine. WWIII would provide the cover he (and a whole bunch of others) need to reset the financial system and bury their criminal activities.....
 

Inside an Israeli warship: Exclusive access to navy vessel as it returns from Gaza​

Nov 28, 2023

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Daily Mail's Nick Pisa and Jamie Wiseman are granted exclusive access onto Israeli 'Storm' warship that has been patrolling the seas of near Gaza.
 

Israelis: Do you see non Jews as equal to you?​

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Why does France's interception of Houthi drones in Red Sea matter?​

The French navy’s multi-mission frigate, Languedoc, downed two Houthi drones off the coast of Yemen, according to a statement from the French military. The interception took place on December 9 at night in the Red Sea. The drones were launched by the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen.

US Central Command highlighted the role of the French frigate. “The French Navy have announced that the Languedoc (D653), a FREMM Multi-Mission Frigate, shot down two Houthi drones in the Red Sea off the Coast of Yemen that were launched from Yemen,” US Central Command said.

This is important. The Languedoc is a new advanced multi-purpose frigate that specializes in anti-submarine warfare. It also carries air defenses. It is part of a relatively new program of frigate building that has seen eight similar frigates in the French navy put to sea as part of the same class. The Languedoc was launched in 2014 and commissioned in 2016 in the naval base of Toulon. It is 142 meters long and has a crew of around 120.

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WASHINGTON ― The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly voted down a bill 13-84 that would have required President Joe Biden to withdraw the roughly 900 troops stationed in Syria.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., secured a vote on the bill after an onslaught of attacks from Iran-backed proxies in recent months targeting U.S. forces in the war-torn country. These militias have launched at least 76 attacks on U.S. forces in both Syria and Iraq since Oct. 7, which marked the start of Israel’s ongoing bombardment of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip following Hamas’ massacre of Israelis.

 

Gazans say hunger is causing social breakdown, fueling fears of exodus into Egypt​

  • LATEST DEVELOPMENTS:
  • Israel says dozens of Hamas fighters surrendered in recent days
  • Palestinians describe growing desperation for food
  • Freed hostage fears for life of her partner held by Hamas
GAZA/CAIRO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Hamas said it was striking back against Israeli forces across Gaza on Monday and Palestinians and international relief agencies said public order was disintegrating as hunger spread, fuelling fears of a mass exodus to Egypt.

The narrow coastal strip has been under a full Israeli blockade since the start of the conflict more than two months ago and the border with Egypt is the only other way out.

Most of Gaza's 2.3 million people have been driven from their homes and residents say it is impossible to find refuge, or increasingly food, in the densely populated enclave, with around 18,000 people already killed and conflict intensifying.

 

Norwegian-Flagged Tanker Hit By Missile Fired from Yemen​

A Norwegian-flagged chemical tanker has been hit by an anti-ship missile in international waters in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait off the coast of Yemen, the U.S. has confirmed.

The U.S. Central Command reported the attack on the MT Strinda at around 4 p.m. EST on December 11. Officials have determined that the ship was struck by Anti-Ship Cruise Missile (ASCM) launched from a Houthi controlled area of Yemen while passing through the Bab-el-Mandeb.

The Strinda reported damage and a fire on-board, but so far no casualties have been reported. The report said there were no US ships in the area at the time of the attack, but the USS Mason responded to the Strinda’s mayday call and is rendering assistance. The severity of the fire is unknown.

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‘Buying quiet’: Inside the Israeli plan that propped up Hamas​

Dec. 10, 2023

By MARK MAZZETTI and Ronen Bergman
The New York Times

TEL AVIV, Israel — Just weeks before Hamas launched the deadly Oct. 7 attacks on Israel, the head of Mossad arrived in Doha, Qatar, for a meeting with Qatari officials.

For years, the Qatari government had been sending millions of dollars a month into the Gaza Strip — money that helped prop up the Hamas government there. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel not only tolerated those payments, he had encouraged them.

During his meetings in September with Qatari officials, according to several people familiar with the secret discussions, the Mossad chief, David Barnea, was asked a question that had not been on the agenda: Did Israel want the payments to continue?

Netanyahu’s government had recently decided to continue the policy so Barnea said yes. The Israeli government still welcomed the money from Doha.

Allowing the payments — billions of dollars over roughly a decade — was a gamble by Netanyahu that a steady flow of money would maintain peace in Gaza, the eventual launching point of the Oct. 7 attacks, and keep Hamas focused on governing, not fighting.

The Qatari payments, while ostensibly a secret, have been widely known and discussed in the Israeli news media for years. Netanyahu’s critics disparage them as part of a strategy of “buying quiet,” and the policy is in the middle of a ruthless reassessment following the attacks. Netanyahu has lashed back at that criticism, calling the suggestion that he tried to empower Hamas “ridiculous.”

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U.K., American Warships Shoot Down Houthi-Launched Drones in Red Sea​

British and American warships shot down suspected Houthi-launched drones as attacks in the Red Sea against merchant ships continue for the third straight day.

USS Carney (DDG-64) shot down 14 drones launched Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, U.S. Central Command announced Saturday. It is unclear if the drones were headed toward a commercial ship. The drones were one-way attack unmanned aerial vehicles, according to the Central Command statement, posted on social media site X.

On Saturday, Houthi military forces launched a drone barrage in the direction of Israeli resort city, Eilat, also known by Palestinian name Umm Al-Rashrash. It is not clear if Carney shot down any of the drones heading toward Israel.

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Israel-Qatar meet, raising prospects of Gaza hostage talks​

  • LATEST DEVELOPMENTS:
  • Source says Israeli and Qatari officials met in Europe
  • Netanyahu says offensive helped clinch November hostage releases
  • Meeting comes after Israelis mistakenly killed three hostages
  • Hamas not open to talks on prisoners unless 'aggression' stops
CAIRO/GAZA/JERUSALEM, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Israel appeared to confirm that new negotiations were under way to recover hostages held by Hamas, after a source said Israel's intelligence chief met the prime minister of Qatar, a country mediating in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a press conference on Saturday the war in Gaza was existential and must be fought until victory. He said Gaza would be demilitarised and under Israeli security control.

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Explainer: Who are Yemen’s Houthis and why are they attacking Red Sea ships?​

Dec 19 (Reuters) - The Iran-aligned Houthis of Yemen are playing an escalating role in the conflict in the Middle East, attacking shipping in the Red Sea and firing drones and missiles at Israel in a campaign they say aims to support Palestinians in the Gaza war.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday announced the creation of a multinational operation to safeguard commerce in the Red Sea in response to the Houthi attacks.

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UAE aid ship carrying 4,000 tonnes of relief supplies to Gaza arrives in Al Arish​

Al Arish: A UAE aid ship carrying 4,016 tonnes of humanitarian supplies arrived in Al Arish City in preparation for its entry to Gaza, as part of the "Gallant Knight 3" operation to alleviate the suffering of Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

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United Nations Reports 1 in 4 Gazans Are Starving​

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — More than half a million people in Gaza — a quarter of the population — are starving, according to a report Thursday by the United Nations and other agencies, highlighting the humanitarian crisis caused by Israel’s bombardment and siege on the territory in response to Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack.

The extent of the population’s hunger eclipsed even the near-famines in Afghanistan and Yemen of recent years, according to figures in the report. The report warned that the risk of famine is “increasing each day,” blaming the hunger on insufficient aid entering Gaza.

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GAZA AND THE GULF​

Nick Danforth sat down with Steven Cook, Joyce Karam, and Faysal Itani to discuss how the war in Gaza will impact Israel’s relations with the Gulf and American interests in the Middle East. Among other topics, they debated the future of the Abraham Accords and what options, if any, exist for governing post-war Gaza.

 
The truth is irrefutable. Any Christian who still supports Israel is not a Christian, but a hypocrite. A worshipper of Satan.
 
🔴 Gaza's smallest refugee camp pounded by Israeli airstrikes. Palestinians digging up bodies of loved ones under rubble. Over 90 killed, including children and displaced families. Entire residential blocks wiped out. Camp housing estimated 100,000 people. No warnings given. No aid, fuel, or excavators. Need ceasefire! Arab world, stand with us! #GazaUnderAttack #CeasefireNow


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U.S. Navy Helo Crews Kill Houthi Assault Boat Teams After Red Sea Attack​

DECEMBER 31, 2023 5:43 AM - UPDATED: DECEMBER 31, 2023 11:57 AM

This post has been updated with a statement from the Houthis

Ten Houthi fighters are dead after attempted attacks on U.S. Navy forces and a merchant ship in the Red Sea, U.S. Central Command announced early Sunday morning.

The Houthis, embarking from Yemen, were attempting to seize MV Maersk Hangzhou and approached the container ship in four small boats.

“The small boats, originating from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen, fired crew served and small arms weapons at the MAERSK HANGZHOU, getting to within 20 meters of the vessel, and attempted to board the vessel,” reads the statement.

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