Pirates attack Israeli freight ship


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Somali pirates attacked a ship belonging to an Israeli freight company.

The ship, which was flying the Maltese flag, did not have any Israeli crew members on board when it was attacked Saturday afternoon, according to reports.

The pirates opened fire on the Zim Shipping Services ship while chasing it in speed boats several hundred miles from the African shore.

A British fighter jet reported the incident.

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