ISRAELI NAVY CAPTURED A VESSEL SAILING UNDER SWEDISH FLAG




Mustafa AY – TDO – 05.08.2018 On Satuday, Israeli Navy intervened into a humanitarian aid vessel sailing through Gaza Strip. On the vessel, besides Swedish nationals, there are British, French, Canadian, German and Spanish citizens on board. In accordance with an official statement released by IDF, Swedish ship was captured while in an attempt to break Gaza blockade. Israeli Navy intervened into the ship over suspicion that Swedish ship carrying out arms trafficking to deliver Hamas, IDF continued with. However, according to Swedish NGO, its humanitarian aid vessel was carrying medical supplies to help Palestinians suffering from heavy injuries. For this reason, Swedish NGO demanded Israel on releasing their voluntary employees effective immediately on the grounds that they were performing their work in an international seas, which is protected by international law.