Sunday, October 21, 2012 the international section
Israeli navy yesterday prevented Finnish ship” Estelle” which was carrying activists, supporters of the Palestinian cause and is seeking to break the naval blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip, were taken the ship to the port of Ashdod.
Israeli Army Radio reported that the Israeli army chief of staff General Brown Gnts asked from the Israeli military prosecutor study the possibility of implementing judicial proceedings against militants.
The ship” Estelle” carrying 20 activists, including four parliamentarians from Sweden, Norway, Spain and Greece, and a retired Canadian parliamentarian, and 41 tons of cement, medical equipment and children’s books, musical instruments and 300 football for the Palestinians in Gaza.
Said Michael Lovegreen organization” spokesman ship to Gaza” Swedish over the phone, the ship” Estelle” besieged between five to six Israeli naval vessels, on the coast of Gaza, and the subsequent rise of Israeli soldiers wearing masks to board the ship. The Israeli army said that the activists are from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Canada, Spain, Italy, Greece and Israel have shown no resistance.
Palestinian factions condemned the Israeli move, considering Israeli piracy.
And already the Israeli Navy intercepted a number of ships in solidarity with the attempt to sail from European ports to the Gaza Strip, which has been besieged by Tel Aviv since mid-2007
On the other hand is expected to reach the Gaza Strip, the Emir of Qatar Rebekah his wife Mozah Bint Al Missned, the visit is the first, in the light of the development program, and meet with government officials” Hamas”, which controls the Gaza Strip.