Israel seizes activist flotilla headed to Gaza

Shayetet 13, the naval special forces unit of the Israeli Navy, seized control of the boat “Marianne” on Sunday night, as it made its way to the Gaza Strip as part of a Swedish flotilla. The seizure was short and there were no casualties.

The IDF said that the seizure was in accordance with the decision of the political echelon, and after exhausting all diplomatic channels. “When it became clear that the passengers had no intention to cooperate and proceed to the port of Ashdod, it was decided to seize the vessel and to transport it to Ashdod port,” an IDF official said.



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