An American naval force is on the trail of a ship believed to be carrying Iranian arms bound for Hamas, the Times of London reports. Iran is working to resupply Hamas fighters in the wake of the three-week Israeli assault on Gaza using vessels purportedly sent to fight piracy along the African coast, according to Israeli intelligence.
One possible route for transporting the armaments to Hamas could be the infamous border tunnels into Gaza, say sources. Despite the Israeli bombings, an estimated 100 tunnels still operate across the border. Iran plans to bring rockets within 50 miles of Gaza, putting Tel Aviv and the Dimona nuclear reactor in range for the first time, according to the Israeli intelligence.