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Ship that Israel says carried Iranian shipment of Gaza-bound rockets arrives at Israeli port

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    An Israeli naval warship escorts the seized Klos-C cargo ship as it enters the port at the Red Sea resort city of Eilat, southern Israel, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Israeli naval forces raided the ship hundreds of miles from Israel, in the Red Sea on Wednesday and seized dozens of advanced rockets from Iran destined for Palestinian militants in Gaza, according to the Israeli military. The Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed militant group in the Gaza Strip, on Friday said it was not involved in a seized missile shipment. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)The Associated Press

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    Israeli commandos stand guard on the seized KLOS-C cargo ship as it enters the port, at the Red Sea resort city of Eilat, southern Israel, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Israeli naval forces raided the ship hundreds of miles from Israel, in the Red Sea on Wednesday and seized dozens of advanced rockets from Iran destined for Palestinian militants in Gaza, according to the Israeli military. The Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed militant group in the Gaza Strip says it is not involved in a seized missile shipment. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)The Associated Press

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    People wave an Israeli flag as the seized Klos-C cargo ship, accompanied by Israeli Naval vessels, approaches the port at the Red Sea resort city of Eilat, southern Israel, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Israeli naval forces raided the ship hundreds of miles from Israel, in the Red Sea on Wednesday and seized dozens of advanced rockets from Iran destined for Palestinian militants in Gaza, according to the Israeli military. The Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed militant group in the Gaza Strip, on Friday said it was not involved in a seized missile shipment. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)The Associated Press

A captured ship that Israel says carried advanced rockets bound for Gaza militants has arrived to port.

The KLOS C sailed into the southern Eilat port Saturday, accompanied by Israeli naval vessels and forces that seized it days earlier in the Red Sea.

Israel says the ship was packed with dozens of Syrian-made M-302 rockets that would have put Israel's biggest cities well within reach of Gaza militants. Israel accuses Iran of orchestrating the delivery.

Officials in Iran and Gaza have denied being involved with the shipment.

The raid comes as Israel is stepping up pressure on world powers as they negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program. Israeli leaders say the capture proves Iran is dangerous and shouldn't have the ability to produce a nuclear bomb.