The Israeli Navy attacked on Sunday the Al-Awda ship in global waters, one of the three peaceful mission boats called Freedom Flotilla that were heading to the Gaza Strip to bring supplies to the population.
They are part of the wider Freedom Flotilla, consisting of several boats with pro-Palestinian activists aboard who regularly attempt to break the blockade around Gaza, administered by Hamas, a pro-Iranian resistance group.
However, the expert said, this situation of repetition of limited confrontations may lead them to a decisive stage that will in the end require either a strong truce deal or a large-scale military action.
Abu Salima added that 36 solidarity activists, including Israelis and Palestinians, from 15 various countries are onboard of the attacked ship.
An worldwide flotilla, meant to draw the world's attention to the suffering of Palestinians under an inhumane Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, is nearing the coastal enclave's waters.
"We call on national governments, civil society and global organizations to demand that Israeli authorities immediately release our boat so that we can deliver our much-needed medical supplies on Al Awda and the fishing boat itself to the rightful recipients in Gaza", the Flotilla organizers said.
The global Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) is a grassroots people-to-people solidarity movement composed of campaigns and initiatives from all over the world working together to end the siege of Gaza.
Shortly before 3 pm, the bridge of the ship wrote on Twitter that Israel Navy officials had "hijacked" the ship and said the military would use "any means necessary" to prevent the protesters from reaching Gaza.
One of those released, Zohar Chamberlain Regev, an Israeli citizen, contested an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) statement that the ship had been captured "without exceptional incident".
"The ship was monitored and was intercepted in accordance with worldwide law". Two boats remained behind after a recent stop in Palermo.
Earlier this month, Israel signed a warrant defining Palestinian television channel Al-Quds a terrorist organization and prohibiting its operations in Israel.
Critics say it is collective punishment of Gaza's two million people.
Gaza has been placed under a tight Israeli blockade since Islamic Hamas movement seized the territory after routing forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas in 2007.
Israel's military raid against the civilian flotilla was met with global condemnation.