IDF toops inspect boxes of M-302 rockets that were unloaded from the Panamanian-flagged Klos-C vessel on March 9, 2014 at the southern Israeli port of Eilat. (photo credit: Jack Guez/AFP)
Israeli troops in Eilat unloaded Sunday morning some 150 containers, suspected of holding illicit Iranian arms, from a ship seized several days earlier in the Red Sea.
Israeli officials plan on inspecting the containers taken off the Klos-C over the next several days, and are expected to uncover more munitions like the medium-range missiles the army says it already found in an initial search.
Naval commandos seized the vessel on Wednesday in the Red Sea between Eritrea and Sudan, and it was escorted into Eilat on Saturday by two Israeli warships.
The IDF said it was carrying an Iranian shipment of M-302 rockets destined for the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.