A ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists seeking to breach Israel’s crippling blockade on Gaza has come under attack shortly after being approached by Israeli vessels, a spokeswoman told AFP on Saturday.
Estelle’s media coordinator Mikael Loffgren told Al-Jazeera the soldiers who embarked the ship were masked.
“The Estelle is now under attack — I have just had a message from them by phone,” Victoria Strand, a Stockholm-based spokeswoman for the Ship to Gaza Sweden campaign told AFP.
“Some time ago, they said that they had military ships following them, but we don’t know exactly what they mean” when they say they were attacked, she said of the vessel.
The Estelle is a part of the Free Gaza Movement, which is dedicated to breaking the Israeli blockade of Gaza, notably through sea channels with the Freedom Flotilla Coalition.