Israeli Navy ships reportedly cross Suez Canal


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Israeli Navy ships crossed the Suez Canal, according to Egyptian port sources.

The reported crossing, reported Tuesday by the French news agency AFP, is unusual since Israeli warships are not usually permitted to use the canal.

Israeli officials did not confirm the report.

An Israeli submarine reportedly crossed the canal in June as part of military exercises in the Red Sea. That crossing was said to be intended as a message to Iran.

Israeli submarines need several weeks to reach the Red Sea because they must go around Africa.

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