Israel was justified in its May 31 sea battle according to Section 5, clause 67 (a) of the San Remo Manual of International Law.
The law states:
67: Merchant vessels flying the flag of neutral States may not be attacked unless they:
(a) are believed on reasonable grounds to be carrying contraband or breaching a blockade, and after prior warning they intentionally and clearly refuse to stop, or intentionally and clearly resist visit, search or capture;
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