Israeli Ynet news reports that Shapirahas said, "Our goal is to lift the blockade over Gaza". It said in a statement the supplies are "a small but important contribution to the increasingly dire medical situation" in Gaza.
Some 36 activists from 15 countries were on board of the two ships, which had been set to reach Gaza shores later Sunday.
Torstein Dahle, head of the group Ship to Gaza Norway which organized the shipment, said it was the first Norwegian aid vessel to attempt to breach the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
Gaza, a coastal sliver on the Mediterranean, is where Palestinian resistance movements enjoy massive public support.
Israeli troopers entered Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, the third-holiest shrine in Islam, and carried out arrests Friday in what police described as a pursuit of youths who had lobbed rocks and fireworks during clashes with its forces outside.
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A boat bound to Gaza Strip intercepted by Israeli navy arrives to Ashdod port, Israel, Sunday, July 29, 2018.
Only two of the 22 passengers on the ship have been released, with the rest being held in Givon prison in Israel, the flotilla's organizers said on Monday.
In 2010, Israel raided six civilian ships of the "Gaza Freedom Flotilla" in worldwide waters in the Mediterranean sea, killing nine activists. "The activity ended without any unusual incidents".
Earlier this month, Israel signed a warrant defining Palestinian television channel Al-Quds a terrorist organization and prohibiting its operations in Israel. Two boats remained behind after a recent stop in Palermo.
"Mike is also very aware that what was done to him over the last 24 hours is the daily reality for the almost 2 million citizens of Gaza, imprisoned as a people" said Mr Hehir. The territory has seen brutal wars by Israel over the past years, the last one having been in the summer of 2014, when more than 2,200 Palestinians - mostly civilians, and approximately one quarter children - were killed in Israeli raids. At the time, Israel's foreign ministry said it had provided the flotilla with permission.
Additionally, Gaza's 4,000 registered fishermen are prohibited by Israel from fishing past six nautical miles off the coast of the Strip, which they say is not enough space to serve some 1,000 boats.