Gaza’s Ark is an activist boat designed to transport humanitarian and medical supplies to the occupied Gaza strip in Palestine in order to break the long-standing Israeli siege.
At 3:45 AM Gaza time on April 29th, the night guard on board Gaza’s Ark received a call to leave the boat because it was going to be attacked.
The guard left, but when nothing happened, he returned after 5 minutes. A few minutes later, a large explosion rocked the boat causing extensive damage.
The boat sank part way and is now sitting on the shallow sea floor. The guard was not injured but was taken to hospital for tests.
CKUT’s June Jang spoke with local organizer Ehab Lotayef, one of the coordinators of the Gaza Ark Initiative, to bring us more.