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Israeli-owned ship said attacked off UAE coast amid sky-high tensions with Iran

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An Israeli-owned ship was attacked on Tuesday near the United Arab Emirates, according to an unconfirmed Arabic media report.

The Lebanese Al Mayadeen news outlet, which is affiliated with the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group, said the ship came under fire near Fujairah on the coast of the Gulf of Oman.

Channel 12 said the strike caused a small amount of damage to the ship, but no injuries.

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The Iranian-backed al-Alam TV said the Israeli vessel was the cargo ship Hyperion Ray, which sails under the Bahamas flag but is Israeli-owned.

The Emirate of Fujairah is on the UAE’s eastern coast, on the Gulf of Oman, opposite the Persian Gulf and near the Strait of Hormuz.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility over the alleged strike, which came as Iran threatened to avenge an attack on its Natanz nuclear site that it blamed on Israel.

Israeli officials are convinced Iran is behind the latest strike, according to Hebrew media reports.

Tehran and Jerusalem are engaged in a maritime shadow war, with both sides blaming the other for explosions on vessels, marking a new front in the conflict that was previously carried out on land, by air, and with alleged espionage and cyberattacks.

The MV Saviz, an Iranian cargo ship said to serve as a floating base for Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces off the coast of Yemen, was........

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