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Israeli Merchant Ship Hit With "Unknown Weapons" In Persian Gulf

•, by Tyler Durden

However, Reuters reports the vessel was on its way from Jeddah to the United Arab Emirates during the incident. 

Israeli defence officials were checking whether an Israeli-owned cargo ship was attacked on Saturday by Iranian forces on its way from Jeddah to the United Arab Emirates, Israel's N12 Television News reported.

The crew was not hurt and the ship was not badly damaged, N12 said, citing unnamed sources within Israel's defence establishment. Lebanese pro-Iranian TV channel Al Mayadeen had reported earlier that the ship was attacked in the Indian Ocean.

Israeli news Ynet said the "ship that was attacked is CSAV TYNDALL, which is partly owned by the Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer." 

According to The Jerusalem Post's Anna AhronheimAl-Mayadeen reports indicate the Israeli owned cargo ship attack "is in retaliation for an attack on Iranian nuclear site that damaged centrifuge production."