Tag Archive for Freedom Flotilla (2018)

Israel’s Navy intercepts Swedish-flagged, Gaza-bound vessel

IDF Spokesperson’s Unit reported the Israeli Navy intercepted a second Gaza-bound vessel, supposedly carrying ‘humanitarian aid’ for the Palestinians.

By AFP & Arutz Sheva Staff


The Israeli navy intercepted a Swedish-flagged boat aiming to reach Gaza, the IDF said on Saturday.

“The ship was monitored and was intercepted in accordance with international law,” an IDF spokesperson said. “It was brought to the Ashdod base.”

The Kårstein (top) was intercepted Sunday 29 July, and the Hurriyah (Freedom) was intercepted today trying to reach Gaza – Facebook

“The incident ended with no unusual events.”

Twelve people were aboard the “Freedom for Gaza.” Continue Reading »

Captain of seized Gaza bound boat accuses IDF of breaking int’l law

Captain of the Norwegian vessel that ignored the Gaza blockade claims the Israeli Navy illegally boarded his ship in international waters (actually that’s a requirement under maritime law when enforcing a legal blockade – I&S) and used violent force against activists (who “were reluctant to cooperate and to follow orders,”).



The captain of a Norwegian boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists en route to Gaza has accused Israeli authorities of violating the law by boarding the vessel in international waters and using violent force against its crew, who were arrested.

Norway has asked Israel to explain the circumstances surrounding the arrests and “the allegations of excessive use of force,” a Norwegian government spokesman told AFP on Thursday. Continue Reading »

It’s Over: Israeli Navy intercepts Gaza ‘flotilla,’ ship towed to Ashdod

The carnival is over: Israeli naval vessels intercepts and seizes boat loaded with protesters and ‘a few boxes of medical supplies’ as a token gesture of rendering humanitarian assistance, attempting to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

By Gary Willig


A vessel attempting to break Israel’s maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip was stopped Sunday, ‘Freedom Flotilla’ organizers claimed.

The ‘al-Awda’ (Return) (top) and the Hurriyah (Freedom), will try to reach Gaza – Facebook

The seized ship, the ‘al-Awda’ (Return), was one of two vessels that attempted to break the blockade Sunday. The other ship, ‘Freedom,’ has not yet approached the blockade. Continue Reading »

Gaza flotilla ships to be impounded, sold to benefit victims of Palestinian terror

JUSTICE: The Jerusalem District Court issued a temporary confiscation order allowing Israel to impound 2 Norwegian ships planning to sail to Gaza, “for assisting a terror organization and for systematic violations of international law” and their proceeds will be paid as compensation to families that fell victim to Palestinian terror.

By Yael Friedson


The Jerusalem District Court issued a temporary confiscation order Wednesday for two Norwegian ships set to partake in a solidarity flotilla to Gaza in the coming weeks.

The Kårstein (top) and the Hurriyah (Freedom), will try to reach Gaza. – Facebook

The court order allows for the Karstein and Freedom, worth approximately 75,000 euros, to be used for monetary compensation for victims of Hamas terrorism the moment they enter Israeli waters. Continue Reading »