Eva Manly, wife of Jim Manly, stated that her 80-years-old husband had called her on Monday, leaving a voicemail which said he was “well and more rested.” Manly was arrested on Saturday in a European ship which attempted to breach Israel’s maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip. Eva Manly stated that “he seemed to be in good spirits and he has refused to sign a waiver. . . . The waiver implies that he has entered Israel illegally, but he did not intend to enter Israel.”
Now that Jim Manly has refused to sign the waiver, the former New Democrat MP is waiting till he is presented before an Israeli judge, who is most likely going to issue a deportation order. If he would’ve signed the waiver, the authorities had promised to keep him in custody only for 72 hours and release him afterwards.