Thursday, June 10, 2010

Life Magazine Photo Essay on the Israeli Capture of the Karin A

Israel Captures Boat Smuggling Arms to Palestinians 399218 01: Israeli army chief Shaul Mofaz announces the capture of a Palestinian boat smuggling an estimated 50 tons of arms and munitions to the Palestinian Authority at a press conference January 4, 2002 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Mofaz said the vessel, named Karine-A, was captured under the cover of darkness January 3 and some of its crew were officers in the Palestinian naval police force. Photo: Pavel Wolberg/Getty Images Jan 04, 2002



Tensions In Middle East 399274 06: POOL PHOTO Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (2nd L), Army Chief of Staff General Shaul Mofaz (L) and Defense Minister Benjamin ben Eliezer (2nd R) looks at weapons January 6, 2002 that were seized from the Karine-A ship in the Red Sea. Israel military said that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat must have known of the arms-smuggling operation foiled by Israel with the seizure of the ship carrying 50 tons of weapons from Iran. A preliminary report by military intelligence released by the Israeli armed forces concluded that Arafat must have been told because of the size of the deal. (Pool Photo by Sven Nackstrand/Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images Jan 06, 2002

Tensions In Middle East 399274 07: POOL PHOTO Israeli Army Chief of Staff General Shaul Mofaz (2nd R), Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (2nd L) and Defense Minister Benjamin ben Eliezer (L) look at rocket launchers January 6, 2001, seized on the cargo ship Karine A and displayed in the Israeli Red Sea port of Eilat. Israel said its navy seized the ship carrying 50 tons of weapons and explosives. An Israeli official said the weapons were supplied by Iran to the Palestinian Authority. (Pool Photo by Sven Nackstrand/Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images Jan 06, 2002

Tensions In Middle East 399274 04: POOL PHOTO Israeli Army Chief of Staff General Shaul Mofaz (L), Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (C) and Defense Minister Benjamin ben Eliezer (R) look at anti-tank Russian made Sagger missiles, seized on the cargo ship Karine A (seen in the background) and displayed January 6, 2002 in the Israeli Red Sea port of Eilat. Israel said its navy seized the ship carrying 50 tons of weapons and explosives. An Israeli official said the weapons were supplied by Iran to the Palestinian Authority. (Pool Photo by Sven Nackstrand/Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images Jan 06, 2002

Tensions In Middle East 399274 05: POOL PHOTO Israeli Army Chief of Staff General Shaul Mofaz (L) shows Prime Minister Ariel Sharon anti-tank Russian made Sagger missiles, seized on the cargo ship Karine A (seen in the background) and displayed January 6, 2002 in the Israeli Red Sea port of Eilat. Israel said its navy seized the ship carrying 50 tons of weapons and explosives. An Israeli official said the weapons were supplied by Iran to the Palestinian Authority. (Pool Photo by Sven Nackstrand/Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images Jan 06, 2002

Israel captures Palestinians arms boat 399263 05: An Israeli navy handout photo shows munitions on the deck of the captured Palestinian vessel Karine-A after arrival at a naval base January 5, 2002 in the southern Israeli port of Eilat, following its capture by Israeli commandos 300 miles to the south. Israeli Army Chief Shaul Mofaz said the vessel was smuggling some 50 tons of munitions for the Palestinians and some of its crew were officers in the Palestinian naval police force. Photo: IDF/Getty Images Jan 05, 2002

Israel captures Palestinians arms boat 399263 03: An Israeli navy hand-out photo shows munitions displayed on the deck of the captured Palestinian vessel Karine-A after arrival at a naval base January 5, 2002 in the southern Israeli port of Eilat, following its capture by Israeli commandos 300 miles to the south. Israeli Army Chief Shaul Mofaz said the vessel was smuggling some 50 tons of munitions for the Palestinians and some of its crew were officers in the Palestinian naval police force. Photo: IDF/Getty Images Jan 05, 2002

Israel Captures Palestinian Arms Boat 399242 04: An Israeli navy handout photo shows 107mm Katyusha rockets found aboard the captured Palestinian vessel 'Karine-A', released at a press conference January 4, 2002 in Tel Aviv. Israeli army chief Shaul Mofaz claims the ship was smuggling 50 tons of munitions with some of its crew officers in the Palestinian naval police force. Photo: IDF/Getty Images Jan 04, 2002

Israel Captures Palestinian Arms Boat 399242 03: An Israeli navy handout photo shows munitions and equipment found aboard a captured Palestinian vessel the 'Karine-A', released at a press conference January 4, 2002 in Tel Aviv. Israeli army chief Shaul Mofaz claims the ship was smuggling 50 tons of munitions with some of its crew officers in the Palestinian naval police force. Photo: IDF/Getty Images Jan 04, 2002

Tensions In Middle East 399274 08: POOL PHOTO Anti-tank Russian made Sagger missiles (foreground) and mortars seized on the cargo ship Karine-A (Background) are displayed January 6, 2001 in the Israeli Red Sea port of Eilat. Israel said its navy seized the ship carrying 50 tons of weapons and explosives. An Israeli official said the weapons were supplied by Iran to the Palestinian Authority. (Pool Photo by Sven Nackstrand/Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images Jan 06, 2002


Israel Captures Palestinian Arms Boat 399242 02: An Israeli navy handout photo shows munitions and equipment found aboard a captured Palestinian vessel, the 'Karine-A', released at a press conference January 4, 2002 in Tel Aviv. Israeli army chief Shaul Mofaz claims the ship was smuggling 50 tons of munitions with some of its crew officers in the Palestinian naval police force. Photo: IDF/Getty Images Jan 04, 2002


Israel captures Palestinians arms boat 399263 04: An Israeli navy handout photo shows captured AK-47 assault rifles and munition clips on the deck of the captured Palestinian vessel Karine-A after arrival at a naval base January 5, 2002 in the southern Israeli port of Eilat, following its capture by Israeli commandos 300 miles to the south. Israeli Army Chief Shaul Mofaz said the vessel was smuggling some 50 tons of munitions for the Palestinians and some of its crew were officers in the Palestinian naval police force. Photo: IDF/Getty Images Jan 05, 2002

Israel captures Palestinians arms boat 399263 01: An Israeli navy handout photo shows the captured Palestinian vessel Karine-A as it is held for inspection after arrival at a naval base January 5, 2002 in the southern Israeli port of Eilat. Israeli Army Chief Shaul Mofaz said the vessel was smuggling some 50 tons of munitions for the Palestinians and some of its crew were officers in the Palestinian naval police force. Photo: IDF/Getty Images Jan 05, 2002

Israel captures Palestinians arms boat 399263 02: An Israeli navy handout photo shows the captured Palestinian vessel Karine-A as it is held for inspection after arrival at a naval base January 5, 2002 in the southern Israeli port of Eilat. Israeli Army Chief Shaul Mofaz said the vessel was smuggling some 50 tons of munitions for the Palestinians and some of its crew were officers in the Palestinian naval police force. Photo: IDF/Getty Images Jan 05, 2002

Israel Captures Palestinian Arms Boat 399242 01: An Israeli navy handout photo shows the captured Palestinian vessel 'Karine-A', released at a press conference January 4, 2002 in Tel Aviv. Israeli army chief Shaul Mofaz claims the ship was smuggling 50 tons of munitions with some of its crew officers in the Palestinian naval police force. Photo: IDF/Getty Images Jan 04, 2002