Israeli Ofer Family Ships Frequented Iranian Ports. Now Iran's Attacking Them

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The Mercer Street heads for port in the United Arab Emirates earlier today.
The Mercer Street heads for port in the United Arab Emirates earlier today.Credit: KARIM SAHIB - AFP
Yossi Melman head
Yossi Melman
Yossi Melman head
Yossi Melman

Last week’s attack on the oil tanker Mercer Street off the coast of Oman is a perfect example of “what goes around comes around.” The Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned ship is operated by the British company Zodiac Maritime, one of whose owners is Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer. The attack was carried out by so-called suicide drones and two crew members were killed: the Romanian captain and the British chief security officer. This is the fifth time in the past year that commercial ships connected to Israeli businessmen have been attacked in the Arabian Sea: three to the Ofers and two to businessman Rami Ungar.

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