Audio Recording: Navy Offers Arrangements for Transfer of Humanitarian Aid

Photo: IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson

The crew declined all offers made by the Israeli Navy during the radio transmission

Date: 05/06/2010, 8:52 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

In this audio recording of the radio transmission between the Israeli Navy and the 7th flotilla ship, the Israeli Navy offers to transfer all humanitarian supplies on board to Gaza through land crossings in coordination with a third party – including a number of independent aid organisations – so that the Navy would not have to board the ship. Additionally, the Israeli Navy offers that if the ship redirects to dock at Ashdod Port, the cement on board will be transferred into Gaza in coordination with an aid organization to ensure that it is used for civilian purposes. Both offers are declined by the ship’s crew.