Libya lodged a complaint with the UNSC alleging that Israel’s refusal to allow its boats with humanitarian cargo into Gaza amounts to hijacking. Absurdly, the terrorist state of Libya is a temporary member of the UN Security Council.
Israel offered a weak legal reasoning for pushing the ships out of Gazan waters: since Libya doesn’t recognize Israel, the ship presents a security threat. By this reasoning, Israel can go on downing Libyan planes throughout the world. And what if the leftists hire yet another ship to carry humanitarian cargo to Gaza under the flag of a country that does recognize Israel?