Free Gaza Flotilla Participants Accept Food, Water from IDF Navy Soldiers

The below photos show the condition of Al-Karama ship passengers following the boarding of Israeli naval soldiers.
Al-Karama Passenger accepts food and water given to him by an IDF Navy soldier

An Al-Karama passenger accepts food and water from an Israel Navy soldier.

IDF Navy Soldiers Help Al-Karama Passengers board IDF Navy Vessel
Israeli naval soldier helps Al-Karama passenger board an Israel Navy vessel.

The Al-Karama, a ship belonging to the Free Gaza Movement’s flotilla initiative, sought to breach the maritime security blockade on the Gaza Strip. Previously, it had declared to authorities that it was headed for Egypt’s Alexandria port.

As Al-Karama approached Gaza, Israel Navy officials contacted the ship via radio, warning its captain of the blockade and offering to transfer any of the ship’s goods to Gaza by established land crossings. Following the ship’s refusal, IDF Navy soldiers peacefully boarded the Al-Karama ship without incident and offered its passengers food and water, as seen in the photos.

In addition, the passengers’ health was verified by Israeli doctors.


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