Yemen Houthis seize a ship – level 1

27-11-2023 15:00

Yemen Houthi rebels show a video. In the video, they drop from a helicopter. They seize a big Israeli ship in the Red Sea.

The rebels say that they will attack Israeli ships. They will do it until Gaza fighting stops. Israel does not agree with the act. They say that the ship is British. A Japanese company operates it. Israel says that this is terrorism.

Japan confirms that the rebels take the ship. Japan needs help. Ray Car Carriers is the company which owns the ship. It has ties to an Israeli businessperson.

Difficult words: seize (to take something by force), terrorism (when someone hurts many people because they have different ideas and beliefs), tie (a link).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What impact do you think this incident will have on maritime security in the Red Sea?


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