An Israeli operated ship was attacked by a drone off the coast of the Oman. US and Israeli officials are saying this was in fact a suicide drone that carried out the attack.
Two members of the ship’s crew were killed in the attack. It appears that Iran or one of its proxies was responsible. The oil tanker was empty of cargo on its way from Tanzania to UAE. Although it was a Japanese owned ship, it was managed and operated by an Israeli company.
Iran and its proxies often use suicide or kamikaze drones in Yemen and Iraq. Given the fact that this was most probably an attack carried out by Iran, a response by Israel is expected.
With Russia closing down Israeli flights over Syria, the Iranian noose continues to tighten around the Jewish State. The attack on the cargo ship is a fresh reminder that Israel faces a near impossible task to free the Middle East from Iran’s grasp.