From the original armada of Leftist boats that intended to invade Israeli waters, only one sad, ridiculous yacht,
The Déplorable, er, Dignite al Karama, eventually made it into Israel’s maritime authority before being intercepted by the Israeli Navy.
After a crew of over a dozen hot, smelly pro-terrorist activists refused to divert course away, IDF soldiers boarded, and commandeered the ship. They met with no resistance. The Israeli navy treated their deluded foes with food and beverages, and a health check-up.
Among the passengers were the Commie, Jacqueline Le Corre, a member of the French Communist Party; Commie Jean-Claude Lefort, a former French member of the European Parliament, and Amira Hass, a correspondent for Israel’s loathsome, Leftist rag, Haaretz.
This latest failure on the part of the International Left won’t sink their plans to bring down Israel, however. The Islamonazi-sympathizers are committed radicals, and are already plotting their next effort.
idfnadesk on Jul 19, 2011
The Israel Navy peacefully boarded the Al-Karama after it declared unwillingness to dock at Israel’s Ashdod port. Not long ago, Israel Navy forces began towing the Al-Karama to Israel’s Ashdod port.
Passengers aboard the Al-Karama received food and beverages by the soldiers. Upon reaching Israel’s Ashdod port, activists will undergo standard security procedures before being processed by the Ministry of Interior and the immigration authorities.
The Israel Navy is steadfast in its commitment to lawfully enforce the naval blockade on the Gaza Strip. According to international law, it is lawful for Israel to impose a naval blockade on the Gaza Strip because it is currently in a state of armed conflict with the Hamas terrorist organization, the ruling entity of the Gaza Strip (see the law of blockade for more information). The Hamas terrorist organization is designated as a terrorist entity by the US, UK, EU and state of Israel.
Israel Hayom - The Israel Navy on Tuesday afternoon intercepted and boarded the Gaza-bound Dignite al-Karama, the last remnant of the pro-Palestinian flotilla which had planned to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Soldiers met no resistance as they boarded, and offered activists onboard food and beverages, as well as checked their health, according to reports from the ship confirmed by the Israel Defense Forces.
The navy began towing the boat to Ashdod port after commandos took control of the vessel.
The Karama is the only ship remaining of a larger flotilla that had planned to sail weeks ago and was blocked by Greek authorities, and stymied by technical difficulties in what activists described as Israeli acts of sabotage.
Thirteen pro-Palestinian activists and three crew members were aboard the vessel intercepted on Tueday. The activists were transferred to a navy vessel and will be charged with “illegal entry,” on their arrival in Ashdod, according to media reports.
Before boarding the ship, the IDF warned the French-owned vessel it would not be allowed to dock in Gaza, offering them instead to dock in El Arish in Egypt or Ashdod port in Israel.
Naval forces made contact with the passengers of the Dignite al-Karama on Tuesday morning, in an attempt to dissuade them from approaching the Gaza coastline. The navy said it would permit the ship and its passengers to turn back at any point it chooses before soldiers board the ship.
“The yacht was told that it is on a route leading to an area under a maritime security blockade off the coast of Gaza, and that any supplies they may have on board may be transferred, legally, through the existing land crossings and the Ashdod Port,” an IDF statement said.
The navy added that it would prevent the ship from reaching Gaza and would continue to enforce the blockade of Gaza, which Israel insists is legal.
Activists on board the ship who updated their Twitter accounts wrote that navy had asked for their location and they gave it to them. They reportedly said that four navy ships were tracking the boat.
Israel on Monday warned that the ship would be intercepted if it tried to breach the maritime blockade of the coastal territory, after activists said they expected to reach Gaza by Tuesday afternoon.
“If this boat is on its way to Gaza, which is a breach of international maritime law, and tries a provocative act — yes, we shall intercept it,” Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said on Monday.
Media reports on Tuesday morning said that the ship was about 40 miles from the Gaza coastline, yet still in international waters.
One of the Greek activists on board reportedly spoke with navy officers and vowed that the ship was not carrying cargo or weapons. He said the ship was carrying 13 activists and three crew members, and said their destination was the port of Gaza.
The ship departed from the Greek island of Kastellorizo late Saturday, and declared Alexandria, Egypt, as its destination so that it could sail. Greece has banned ships planning to join the flotilla from sailing from its ports, and the Greek coast guard blocked at least two ships that attempted to make their way toward Gaza.
Thomas Sommer-Houdeville, one of the activists on the ship, on Monday told the Agence France-Presse news agency: “We hope to arrive between 12 noon and 2 p.m.; we don’t want to go during the night.” He said the yacht was carrying a “symbolic message of peace and hope and love.”
According to Free Gaza, one of the flotilla’s organizers, the ship’s passengers include Jacqueline Le Corre, a member of the French Communist Party; Jean-Claude Lefort, a former French member of the European Parliament, and Haaretz correspondent Amira Hass.
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