Israeli Ship Forced to Leave Tunisian Port

16 Aug
9:07 PM

The Tunisian General Labor Union (TGLU) and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activists, on Thursday, forced an Israeli ship belonging to Zim Integrated Shipping Services to change course, as it was attempting to dock at the Rades port in Tunisia, on its way to Spain.

The ship was turned around at the entrance to the port after anti-Israel activists threatened to block the port, and port workers said, according to WAFA, that they would not handle the ship’s cargo if it docked. In response, the crew decided to continue directly to Spain.

TGLU has previously called, through its Facebook page, upon port workers and all those concerned to prevent the Israeli ship from entering the national waters of Tunisia.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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