Yemen's Houthi rebels seize cargo ship they claim is Israel's in Red Sea

Yemen's Houthis rebels have released a video showing armed men seizing a cargo ship in the southern Red Sea.

The video from Yemeni Military Media shows at least seven masked men, carrying what appears to be AK-47s, drop from a helicopter and land on the top deck of the ship.

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The video purportedly shows the rebels successfully seizing control of the vessel, and appear to have raised both the Yemeni and Palestinian flags on board.

The footage was released by the movement's TV channel Al Masirah on Monday.

The ship was hijacked on Sunday by the Iran-backed group, who said the ship was linked to Israel.

Israel claimed that the seized ship was instead British-owned and Japanese-operated.