Netanyahu blames Iran for attack on Israeli-owned oil tanker

YnetNews.com reports: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said that Iran was responsible for a reported attack on an oil tanker last week.

An attack on the Liberian-flagged Campo Square was confirmed on Saturday by the ship’s captain, who said it was lightly damaged by an airborne object on Feb. 10 while sailing through the Arabian Sea.

Shipping databases linked the tanker to Zodiac Maritime, which is controlled by Israeli shipping magnate Eyal Ofer, who is the chairman of several shipping conglomerates, including Ofer Global and the Zodiac Group. Early last year, his net worth has been estimated at over $16 billion.

‘Last week Iran again attacked an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf and harmed the international freedom of navigation,’ Netanyahu said at a weekly cabinet meeting.

Regional defense and security sources have said they suspected the assault was carried out by Iran, which did not comment on the incident…”

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