Shurat HaDin Disrupts Gaza Flotilla and Seizes Boats to Pay Terror Judgments

On September 30, 2018, Shurat HaDin released its exclusive report on the latest anti-Israel flotilla operation, that sought to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. In May 2018, a group of anti-Israel NGOs, many with ties to Islamic terrorist groups, organized a so-called “Freedom Flotilla,” hoping to provoke the Israel Defense Forces (“IDF”) and damage the Jewish State’s reputation internationally. The participants left from various cities across Europe, and vowed to reach Gaza by July.

In response, Shurat HaDin built upon its previous experiences in thwarting similar flotilla efforts in years past. Ultimately, Shurat HaDin was able to cause several boats to drop out of the flotilla while still in Europe, and worked to seize boats intercepted by the Israeli Navy to provide a small measure of compensation to terror victims. The Report details the events leading up to the 2018 flotilla, as well as the steps taken by Shurat HaDin to thwart the flotilla’s operations.