Arabic Media Shack flagged this story when details were still sketchy. Things are becoming a bit clearer.
Apparently, the US are deflecting claims by the Sudan that a convoy of weapons headed to Gaza from Iran was struck by the US air force with the counterclaim that actually, it was the Israeli air force that carried out the strike. Predictably, Israel is neither confirming nor denying the reports.
This issue raises questions such as: Were there other similar strikes? Who was complicit in this arms smuggling? Why could Israel have not cooperated with Egyptian authorities to intercept the weapons at the Sudan-Egypt border? How was the information about this convoy collected by Israel? What are the implications of this strike?
One thing it would demonstrate if true is that without any doubt, Iran is supplying Hamas with weapons. This direct military supplying ought to be seen as at least complicity in terrorism and attacks on Israeli civilians if not--on the other end of the spectrum--an act of war by an openly hostile state using a proxy (Hamas) to carry out its attacks. In either case, the complicity and knowledge of both the Sudanese and Egyptian government (the latter for some reason being consulted by the former for reasons that are unclear) will be called into question.
This is fascinating news, but begs more questions than answers.
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