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Bahraini resistance group claims attack on Israeli port

Bahrain’s Al-Ashtar Brigades claim responsibility for a rare attack on Israeli-controlled Eilat port.

The Bahraini-based Al-Ashtar Brigades have claimed responsibility for a rare attack on the Israeli-controlled port of Eilat amid the growing regional opposition to the Israeli regime’s onslaught against Palestinians in Gaza.

The Al-Ashtar Brigades, which is the paramilitary branch of the Islamic Resistance in Bahrain, said in a statement on Saturday that it had used drones to hit “vital targets” in Eilat, known as Umm Al-Rashrash in the Arab world, on May 2.

The group said the targets had been hit to support the resilient people of Gaza in their struggle against the Israeli regime.

The statement said operations against Israel will continue unless there is a stop to the war and blockade on Gaza.

It is a first time that Al-Ashtar Brigades attack Eilat, a key Israeli trade port on the Red Sea. The port has been targeted in similar attacks by regional resistance groups in the past months, including by Yemen’s government led by the Houthi Ansarullah movement and by Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Iraqi resistance fighters.

Trade via the port has decreased significantly since the Yemenis launched attacks on shipping in the Red Sea in November.

Reports on Thursday indicated that drones operated by the Bahraini resistance had targeted ports infrastructure controlled and operated by Trucknet, an Israeli company which has rerouted its trade to ports in the Persian Gulf to keep them safe from Yemeni attacks.

The anti-Israeli campaign by regional resistance groups started after Israel launched an all-out invasion of Gaza in early October.

The aggression came in response to an unprecedented military operation by the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas which killed 1,200 Israeli settlers and military forces.

That comes as nearly 35,000 people have been killed in nearly seven months of Israeli aggression on Gaza.

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