The IDF is conducting naval intelligence to monitor the progress of a Gaza-bound flotilla, which set off from Sweden at the end of May, and docked at Palmero, Italy on Monday.
The Marianne av Göteborg trawler us carrying a crew of pro-Palestinian activists, who they brought with them a solar panel and medical equipment. It is scheduled to rendezvous with other ships in the eastern Mediterranean in the coming days. The activists have stated their intention of reaching Gaza and breaking Israel’s security blockade of the Hamas-ruled enclave.
“On arrival in Gaza port we will donate the ship to a local Fisherman’s union” says Charlie Andreasson, sailor and member of the steering committee in Ship to Gaza Sweden, was quoted as saying.