For One Day Only: $1=$4, Thanks to Matching from BIG Donors
Finnish police are investigating whether a captain overloaded a boat that sought to breach Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.
The captain, Mika Jamian, is suspected of exceeding the maximum number of passengers allowed, according to a report Thursday by the Turun Sonomat daily. It said the ship, the Estelle, carried 30 people when it sailed to Gaza last year although its maximum allowed capacity was 17.
Trafi, the Finnish travel safety agency, suspended Jamian’s sailing license for six months, the report said.
“Of course, the ship had too many people, but I could not help it,” Jamian told the Finnish paper.
In July, Mattias Gardell, a spokesman for the Ship to Gaza campaign, told JTA that the ship had carried 17 activists.
The activists who sailed aboard the Estelle to Gaza are part of the international Free Gaza Movement, which argues that the blockade of Gaza is illegal and causing humanitarian problems in Gaza. Israel says the blockade keeps Hamas from obtaining weapons.
The activists were arrested by Israeli navy troops and deported to their countries of origin. The ship was confiscated by Israeli authorities and is still in Israel, according to Turun Sonomat.
About the Author:
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
Kerry spent the Fourth of July talking with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Thirty Policemen escorted a total of 21 neo-Nazi in the “anti-Jewification” protest that flopped.
ISIS released a video of a modern-day replay of the thirst for blood in ancient Roman amphitheaters.
A third Grad rocket was found in the Eshkol region on Saturday.
If Lapid decides that his party will support the proposal in the Knesset, he will go down in history as the man who saved Israel’s gas industry and credibility.
The House of Bishops, led by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, overwhelmingly defeated the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions resolution.
US alone voted no on UNHRC Resolution condemning only Israel for wrongdoing in last summer’s conflict.
Sinai terrorists expanded their range of attack Friday, aiming rocket fire at southern Israel as well.
5:21 PM The rocket landed in a field in the Eshkol region. Apparently from Sinai. 5:06 PM Channel 1 reports that citizens say they saw the rocket fly over from Sinai. 4:49 PM IDF Spox says they believe only 1 rocket was launched. The IDF is examining if the rocket was launched from the Sinai. […]
Iran is not budging in nuclear talks on its refusal to allow spot inspections of military sites.
Nothing like a Kosher frank for the 4th of July, even if this year, you have to cook it before Shabbat.
Nothing quite like Hamas terrorist supporters on the Temple Mount openly waving their flags..
Machsom Watch women came to harass IDF soldiers in Hebron but embarrassed themselves instead.
A Palestinian Authority Arab was shot and killed after he attacked an Israeli army commander driving in near Jerusalem.
More than 20 cars and buildings in a Jewish community in north London were vandalized with swastikas. The Nazi symbol was drawn on approximately 27 cars in the Osbaldeston Road area of Stoke Newington on Sunday night, The Daily Mail reported. An unnamed 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the vandalism Tuesday. The neighborhood […]
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on the Jewish community to attend the funeral of an assassinated New York police officer. “The brave men and women of the NYPD risk their lives every day to protect us. We value them and stand with them,” Hikind, a Democrat who represents Brooklyn, said in a statement […]
“Move Jew” scrawled on a Philadelphia home and slurs written on a synagogue and 10 garages in Chicago.
Cuba has “the largest pool of untapped baseball talent in the world, and Major League Baseball may tap and leave Cuba dry.
Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history to help counter legend of death to a seventh son. She described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family. He was adopted as a godson under a […]
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/finnish-police-probing-ship-to-gaza-over-safety-violations/2013/11/23/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: