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

Thursday night’s drone attack on the oil tanker in the Arabian Sea was the fifth such attack on a ship with Israeli links in the past year. The international outcry may curtail Tehran’s maritime actions, but Israel – and the Israeli billionaire Ofer family – also have lessons to learn

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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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