Ja tässä päivitystä Gazan saarrosta ja Estellestä:
The Palmer Report ( UN: Report of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla Incident, September 2011 )confirmed the legality of Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza, and Israel’s right to enforce the blockade, including in international waters. The panel also recognized Israel’s right to visit and search vessels and to capture them, if found in breach of a blockade, including in international waters.
2) Humanitaarisesta kriisistä
The report ( UN: Report of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla Incident, September 2011 ) determines that there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and that anyone interested in sending humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip must do so in coordination with Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and must transfer the aid via the land crossings.
3) Estellen tapaus
The Navy’s boarding was carried out in accordance with international law, as the ship attempted to break the maritime security blockade of the Gaza Strip. A short while ago, Israeli Navy soldiers boarded the Estelle, a vessel which was en route to the Gaza Strip, attempting to break the maritime security blockade. The boarding was carried out in accordance with international law and with directives of the Israeli Government. The boarding took place only after the Navy had made multiple attempts to dissuade the ship’s passengers from sailing to the Gaza Strip – both via direct contact and through diplomatic channels – but to no avail. Despite numerous calls to the passengers onboard, they remained unwilling to cooperate with Israeli authorities. After the passengers ignored calls to change course, the decision was made to board the vessel and lead it to the port of Ashdod. (IDF website Date: 20/10/2012,)
ja PM Netanyahun kommentti
“Even the people who were on the ship know that there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Their entire objective was to create a provocation and blacken Israel’s name. If human rights were really important to these activists, they would sail to Syria. We will continue to take strong and determined action to defend our borders,” the Prime Minister said.
Aiemmin Gazan saarrosta: