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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Israel Blocks Gaza Exodus Attempt
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
On Tuesday, an IDF statement said "the Israeli Navy apprehended a Palestinian boat with approximately 17 Palestinians that attempted to breach the legal naval blockade. After a search of the boat and the Palestinians, the boat (was) towed to the Israeli Navy base in Ashdod."
Passengers onboard were illegally arrested and detained. International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza members sought help from international human rights groups to ensure their safety.
Gazans are suffering under 11 years of illegal Israeli blockade, along with repeated incidents of IDF violence, wars at Israel's discretion, and other ruthless practices against the entire population.
The intercepted vessel carried 17 Great March of Return wounded Palestinians, along with patients suffering serious illnesses and students. Individuals onboard weren't named to
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