by Saed Bannoura for IMEMC News
HAVANA TIMES – The Canadian Boat To Gaza reported that they received a message from the Finnish Foreign Department informing that Israel informed them that its soldiers will board Estelle solidarity ship currently around 120 Nautical Miles away from the Gaza shore.
The Estelle ship is sailing under a Finnish flag; its crew was informed that the army will board the ship in international waters, and will tow the ship along with the activists to the Ashdod Port.
Activists on-board the ship said that if the Israeli army attacks them, the attack will be another act of piracy and kidnapping to enforce the illegal Israeli siege and blockade on the coastal region.
Irene McInnis of the Canadian Boat to Gaza stated that the ship is challenging the illegal and inhuman siege imposed on the coastal region, and added that “the world should not be silent anymore”.
It is worth mentioning that retired Canadian Member of Parliament (MP) is on board the Estelle solidarity ship.
A recent tweet from the ship says; “The crew reports that it is dark and still calm, but there are unidentified boats moving around them. We wish for peace and justice”, the Ship to Gaza Sweden Ship to Gaza Sweden @ShiptoGazaSE said on its twitter account.
Last Sunday, Israel issued a warning informing Finland that its army will intercept and stop the Estelle solidarity ship heading to the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian supplies.