Syria banned four ships that made stops in Israeli ports, and placed nine Israeli companies on a blacklist. The ships were from Denmark, Greece and Malta. Meanwhile, a North Korean and an Italian ship were taken off the blacklist after they assured Syrian officials that they would not visit Israeli ports.
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