Yemen Houthis seize a ship – level 2

27-11-2023 15:00

A video shows Yemen’s Houthi rebels seize an Israeli cargo ship in the Red Sea. They said that all Israel-linked ships were targets for them.

The rebels, allied with Tehran, promised to continue military actions until the Gaza aggression stops. Israel is strongly against it. Israel claims that the ship is British-owned and Japanese-operated.

The rebels recently threatened Israeli ships because of the Hamas conflict. Japan confirmed that they captured the Galaxy Leader, and they needed help to make them free again. Ray Car Carriers, the owner of the ship, has ties to an Israeli businessperson.

Difficult words: seize (to take something by force), target (a person or object that someone wants to attack), ally (to help and support someone in a fight or conflict).

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

What further action could the Israeli government take to protect its ships in the Red Sea from being attacked by the Houthi rebels?


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