The Israelis responded exactly as any other country would under similar circumstances. Israel has been transparent about keeping dangerous military gear out of the hands of Hamas and other Gaza-based insurgencies. Hamas and its ilk have offered nothing in the way of security guarantees, and indeed they have been caught several times trying to receive Iranian arms shipments. Why should Israel "lift the embargo" under these circumstances? The Europeans are hypocrites. A better policy than boarding a ship full of miscreants would be to sink it with a torpedo. Clean, safe, easy. Let us hope that the next one that goes down takes Erdogan or one of his cronies with it to the bottom of the Mediterranean. Don't mess with Israel!
Ofir Akunis officially replaces Danny Danon as minister of science, technology, and space (Haaretz)
from the article: EU urges Israel to lift its blockade of Gaza