Hebrew University international law expert Dr. Robbie Sabel discussed the legality of the IDF action 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.
Sabel noted that there is a long history of embargo activities in international waters.
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?