Law Expert: Israeli action in international waters legal

Hebrew University international law expert Dr. Robbie Sabel discussed the legality of the IDF action in international waters.

The Israeli navy has the right to defend Israel both in Israel sea, and in International waters.

He explained that a state, in time of conflict, can impose an embargo, and while it cannot carry out embargo activities in the territorial waters of a third party, it can carry out embargo activities in international waters.

Within this framework it is legal to detain a civilian vessel trying to break an embargo, and if in the course of detaining the vessel, force is used against the forces carrying out the detention, then that force has every right to act in self-defense.

International legal expert Robbie Sabel.

Sabel noted that there is a long history of embargo activities in international waters.

Source: IMRA

My comment:

The Turkish pro-Hamas armada was not on their way to Holiday in Egypt. The ships were on their way to test, provoke and intimidate the navy of the only free and democratic nation of the Middle East.

If any nation had tried to break the allied blockade of Nazi Germany in 1944, you can be sure about the US reaction: The hostile ships would have been intercepted in International waters.

Most of the Marine military actions between the US and Germany took place in International waters.

The Global condemnation of Israel is the worst act of hypocrisy since World War II.

Why are you defending the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas?

Is there any difference between their ideology and the Nazi-ideology that lead the World into War, and 60 million people perished?

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10 thoughts on “Law Expert: Israeli action in international waters legal

  1. if someone will aid somali they will not be sending aid to somali government, what you fuckers don’t understand is the poeple suffering not fucking hamasor any other political groups, shame on you because of your narrow minded comments.. jesus would wept.

  2. YOUR MINDSET IS WHAT WILL START ANOTHER WORLD WAR :OCCUPATION IS IMMORAL. LOOK AT SOUTH AFRICA TODAY THE WHITE AFRICAN BIT THE DUST IN THE END .YOURS WILL BE FAR WORST AS YOU HAVE BEING SUPPORTED WITH AMERICAN POWER FOR SIXTY YEARS ,TO STEAL LAND ,CREATING REFUGEES ,THE HAMAS TERRORIST TODAY WILL BE YOUR MOST DEPENDABLE NEIGHBOURS TOMORROW!
    YOU NEED THERAPY AGAIN1

  3. the international waters laws date from 1958 Geneva and Montego Bay 1982, therefore the information about the world world II US Marine vs the Nazi army is irrelevant since the same laws did not exist then. till 1958 the law was one based on the custom of 3 miles from the coast – each country had that as it’s territorial. No need to exaggerate the ‘facts’, the US marine during WWII created a blockade and defended their blockade against warring Nazis, not against a humanatarian mission.

    1. Dear Rux

      Shalom, and welcome to this site.

      International law permits a nation who is under attack, to act in International waters. When the US sent convoys to Russia through the North Atlantic in 1942-1945, it was not only sugar and potatoes in the cargo. Germany used their right to sink these ships, claiming that she US ships carried weapons to be fired on German soldiers on the Easter front. The Germans had international law on their side, but were morally wrong. They had attacked Russia, not the opposite.

      In regards to Israel, it was the Arabic states that attacked Israel in 1948. They did not have international law on their side, since the state of Israel was approved by a United Nation resolution. Neither did the Arabs had a moral right to attack Israel. The Jews had already lived in the ancient homeland for 3.000 years, and even in Jerusalem there had been a Jewish majority since the beginning of the 1920-ties. Let me also remind you that the city of Tel Aviv was founded in 1909, on land purchased. The Arabic attack on Israel was an attempted robbery in bright daylight.

      1. Dear ivarfjeld

        Salam alaikum,

        You are right in saying Jews where present in that part of the World prior to the state of Israel. Yet you seem to put out of context many things. Prior to the late 1940’s Jews and Musulims lived in Harmony. After world war 2 Jews where even welcomed by the Musulim comunities allready present. The fact is that every thing started to go wrong when too many Jews arrived which had no root with the land of “Israel” expect their Religious link. When the State of Israel was created and land was divided, it disturbed the balance and many Musulims lost their land. That is a fact and can be seen as a Succeded Robbery in Bright daylight. Now this robbery wasn’t pertrated by the Israeli but by a minority which promoted a politic of expension.

      2. Dear HelloHello.

        Shalom, and welcome to this site.

        You wrote:

        Prior to the late 1940′s Jews and Muslims lived in Harmony.

        My comment:

        This is only partly correct. There was a massive Islamic massacre on Jews in Hebron in 1929. As long as the Jews lived as a minority in a Muslim nation, they were powerless and often marginalized. When God of the Bible called them home to Israel from all nations, they faced trouble with Mecca and Islamists. Because the Koran does not teach that there is a Jewish homeland in the Middle East.

        The battle for Zion, is not a political battle, nor an ethnic conflicts. It is a spiritual battle, where God of the Bible and the Islamic god is in direct confrontation. One of them is a liar.

  4. ivarfjeld:
    “The battle for Zion, is not a political battle, nor an ethnic conflicts. It is a spiritual battle, where God of the Bible and the Islamic god is in direct confrontation. One of them is a liar.”

    Yes. Muhammad is a liar. Allah is a lie.

    I am Jewish and you are Christian. We can live and let live. Hindu’s and Buddhists also, but Muslims require ISLAM and sharia.

    Exclusive by force.

    1. Dear taxlady 706

      Shalom, and love in the Messiah.

      May God of Israel bless my Jewish sister. All the blessings in my life has come out from Israel, from the Jewish people. I am commanded by my boss, Jesus of Nazareth to return these blessings.

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