Last week, Israel’s Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz said that Israel would be providing intelligence and other assistance to “Operation Sentinel,” a US-led effort to secure the Strait of Hormuz in the wake of multiple incidents in which Iranian naval forces seized foreign oil tankers in the vital shipping lane.

Katz said Israel’s participation would help to contain the Iranian threat as well as boost ties in the Gulf region.

Britain, which has had run-ins with Iran in the strait, including the seizure by Iran of the British-flagged Sterna Impero tanker, has also joined the mission.

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Thursday said that “Operation Sentinel” would “increase insecurity” in the region, and that Israel’s involvement would have “disastrous consequences.” Read Prophecy in the News article