The lead vessel of a three-boat flotilla challenging the IDF security blockade of Gaza was stopped Sunday afternoon.
Court issued a lien on two large ships that are part of a Gaza-bound flotilla set to arrive in Israeli waters later this month, with the intent that the sea vessels can be sold, with proceeds going to families of Israeli victims of Hamas-sponsored terrorist attacks.
‘Hamas treats this like a play being acted out for a live media audience,’ said Trump’s Mideast envoy, Jason Greenblatt.
Nicaragua broke off relations with Israel in 2010 in protest of the Mavi Marmara flotilla incident.
Israel Navy forces boarded a “humanitarian flotilla” bound for the Gaza Strip Wednesday and commandeered the ship to the port in Ashdod.
Naval gunships have been waiting in Ashdod harbor for the signal to intercept the two boats. Reports suggest the women on board the boats are planning to exercise civil disobedience.
The Turkish parliament on Friday night approved a deal for Israel to pay $20 million to the families of Turkish participants who were killed in the 2010 Gaza flotilla flagship Mavi Marmara incident.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accused Israel of enforcing a “suffocating” and “stifling” blockade on the Gaza Strip during a visit to the Hamas-controlled enclave on Tuesday.
“Israel has reached a strategic agreement of immense importance for Israel’s economic and security interests now and in the future,” said Netanyahu.
Zoabi, who recently finished a four-month suspension from the Knesset could face another suspension over her planned flotilla participation.