Israel was within it's rights per international law. According to the San Remo Manual that governs international humanitarian law, it is permissible under rule 67(a) to attack neutral vessels on the high seas when the vessels “are believed on reasonable grounds to be carrying contraband or breaching a blockade, and after prior warning they ... See Moreintentionally and clearly refuse to stop, or ... See Moreintentionally and clearly resist visit, search or capture.” San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea 1994 Prepared by International Lawyers and Naval Experts. Convened by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law. Adopted in June 1994.
Kerry: Pollard's parole not related to Iran deal (Reuters)
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