When we were stormed by the Israeli navy

in english/The Daily Star/سياسة

The Al-Awda (the boat of return) was scheduled to reach Gaza on July 29. We were on target to reach Gaza that evening. There are 22 on board including crew with $15,000 of antibiotics and bandages for Gaza. At 12:31 p.m. we received a missed call from a number beginning with +81 … Mikkel was steering the boat at that time. The phone rang again with the message that we were trespassing into Israeli waters. Mikkel replied that we were in international waters and had right of innocent passage according to maritime laws. The accusation of trespassing was repeated again and again, with Mikkel repeating the message that we were sailing in international waters…

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