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Yemen's Expanded Blockade Affects Israeli Ports in the Mediterranean

Yemen: Details of the Mediterranean operation remain undisclosed, but Brigadier General Yahya Sare'e mentioned targeting American and Israeli ships. The Yemeni Armed Forces emphasized that no red lines would prevent them from targeting the enemy.

The operation has taken place, and further details are expected. Washington has expressed concern about Yemeni missiles potentially reaching the Mediterranean. As the fourth escalation phase begins, targeting ships violating the Israeli navigation ban and heading to ports in occupied Palestine, the US and Israel find themselves increasingly pressured. This pressure is evident from internal American protests to global dissatisfaction and sanctions against Israeli war criminals.

This expansion signifies Yemen's successful imposition of a genuine blockade on Israel. Disrupting shipping linked to Israel through the Bab al-Mandab Strait and the Red Sea highlights Western and American incapacity. Every threat from Sana'a translates into real, impactful actions, known for their precision and technical prowess.

Yemen's maritime operations in the Indian Ocean were unprecedented, showcasing advanced technical capabilities. Similar operations in the Mediterranean will be costly and highly impactful on Israel and the US presence. The siege extends from south to north, tightening around Israeli ports in the Mediterranean after successfully blockading Eilat Port in the Gulf of Aqaba.

Escalation will likely increase insurance costs for shipments significantly, as seen since the start of Red Sea attacks. This will raise shipping costs and disrupt traffic to main ports in northern occupied Palestine. Ships previously avoiding the Red Sea will also avoid the Mediterranean, further threatening Israel's already troubled economy.

Recently, ZIM, an Israeli shipping company, raised container transport prices from the East to Israel due to rising Yemeni military operations. According to the Hebrew economic newspaper Globes, the cost of shipping a 20-foot container from the Far East to Israel has increased, with additional charges.

The basic shipping price for a 20-foot container is now around $3,100, with added costs such as $100 for Chinese port services, $4 for special equipment transport, $718 for additional fuel, $80 war tax, $10 for port security, and $250 for destination port services, bringing the new price to approximately $4,260.

This increase in shipping costs highlights the long route's expenses but hasn't yet accounted for potential shipping halts due to Yemeni and resistance forces blocking access to Israeli ports. This would significantly impact Israeli commercial activities, driving up insurance costs and possibly prompting companies to cease operations in Israel.

Following Yemeni attacks in the Red Sea, some shipping companies, including the Chinese giant COSCO, agreed not to sail to Israel, directly impacting Haifa Bay Port. China handles about 88% of container shipments to Israel, heavily relying on COSCO's container unloading operations.

 Translated by Almasirah English website

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