Iranian Drone Attack Gave Israel an Unexpected Gift

It is Israel that began the maritime conflict, but Iran that made a deadly mistake ■ Lebanon becomes yet another front in the Israeli-Iran conflict

Amos Harel
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Israel received an unexpected gift in its struggle against Iran last week in the form of the drone attack on a ship off the coast of Oman.

The air force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, which was behind the attack, succeeded too well in its mission: a suicide drone was detonated close to the ship’s bridge and hit the crew’s quarters below. The Romanian captain and a British security officer on the Mercer Street, which is managed by a London-based company owned by Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer, were killed.

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