... We aim to challenge the illegal Israeli actionsGunter says: Wrong! A blockade is not illegal:
... blockades on the high seas have been perfectly acceptable for centuries, because once a threat enters your nation’s territorial waters, it’s already too late.Here's wishing the Israelis a swift and successful blockade.
... the Gazans, prior to the blockade being set up in 2006, routinely used the sea to smuggle in the weapons they deployed against Israel,
... there is no question of Israel's right to interdict Gaza-bound ships in international waters and ensure their cargo is food and supplies, rather than guns, bombs and rockets.
... The [Turkel] commission concluded that, "The naval blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip -in view of the security circumstances and Israel's efforts to comply with its humanitarian obligations - was legal pursuant to the rules of international law."