Arms ship captured by Israeli navy arrives at port

Arms ship captured by Israeli navy arrives at port


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EILAT, Israel (AP) — A captured ship that Israel says carried advanced rockets bound for Gaza militants has arrived to port.

The KLOS C sailed into the southern Eilat port Saturday, accompanied by Israeli naval vessels and forces that seized it days earlier in the Red Sea.

Israel says the ship was packed with dozens of Syrian-made M-302 rockets that would have put Israel's biggest cities well within reach of Gaza militants. Israel accuses Iran of orchestrating the delivery.

Officials in Iran and Gaza have denied being involved with the shipment.

The raid comes as Israel is stepping up pressure on world powers as they negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program. Israeli leaders say the capture proves Iran is dangerous and shouldn't have the ability to produce a nuclear bomb.

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