Tension as Israel, Iran trade accusations over deadly ship attack

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Israel’s PM says he knows with certainty Iran was involved in a deadly tanker attack off Oman, accusations Tehran called baseless.

Two crew members died when the MV Mercer Street, operated by an Israeli-owned firm, was attacked last Thursday.

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett warned Israel knows how to send a message to Iran, while Tehran said it would not hesitate to defend its interests.

There have been several recent attacks on Israeli- and Iranian-operated ships.

The attacks since March have been seen as tit-for-tat incidents.