An official source in the Iranian armed forces told Iranian Tasnim news agency on Wednesday that the IDF accusation that arms found on a ship came from Tehran is "baseless and false."
The Israel Navy intercepted an Iranian arms smuggling ship carrying dozens of long-range rockets to Gaza near Port Sudan early on Wednesday.
Gaza was quick to deny knowledge of the incoming shipment of arms, saying that Israeli claims were a "dangerous move" to justify Israel's naval blockade of the coastal enclave.
Spokesman for the Gaza Ministry of Interior Islam Shahwan told journalists to avoid "being tricked by the Israeli narrative about capturing a ship carrying weapons to Gaza."
Hamas claims that the the idea is absurd because the naval blockade would prevent the ship from reaching them anyway, even though the IDF claims that the ship would have landed in Egypt and weapons would have been smuggled through tunnels.
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