Report: American and Israeli battleships cross Suez Canal
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[link to www.thejerusalemgiftshop.com]Quoting: jerusalemnews
London-based al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper reported today that eleven American battleships and an Israeli one crossed the Suez Canal Friday en route to the Red Sea.
According to the report, Egyptian soldiers numbering in the thousands had been deployed along the Suez Canal to guard the ships' passage, which included a U.S. aircraft carrier.
The report stated that 'The Suez Canal Traffic had been disrupted for hours in the morning during the crossing of a giant U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, which includes soldiers, ships and infantry, armor and ammunition, coming from the Mediterranean Sea on its way to the Red Sea'.
Members of the opposition party in Egypt said they would not be silent while U.S. and Israeli forces are being allowed passage through Egyptian territorial waters.
Observers said the passage of warships included some of the largest seen in several years
The Suez Canal that connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea is owned and maintained by the Suez Canal Authority of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Under international treaty, it may be used "in time of war as in time of peace, by every vessel of commerce or of war, without distinction of flag."
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