Organizers with the Canada Boat to Gaza have confirmed that the Israeli Navy has used water cannons on the captain and crew of the Dignité and that the crew is now being detained by the Israeli government.
Stephan Corriveau from Montreal was on the French Boat, The Dignité, which managed to get out of Greek territorial waters and sail towards Gaza in an attempt to deliver humanitarian aid.
The organizers of the Canada Boat to Gaza, which is supported by Fredericton Palestine Solidarity, remark, “We demand that all passengers and crew of the Dignité be released so as to continue their legal travel to Gaza. There is no legal reason for Israel to stop the Dignité and detain its crew and passengers. The Dignité was in international waters when boarded in which Israel has no legal jurisdiction”