Maine filmmaker detained in Israel heads home

Posted June 03, 2010, at 3:34 p.m.

PORTLAND — The father of a Maine filmmaker who was on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla involved in a deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos says his son is on his way home.

Scott Hamann of South Portland is expected to be back in Maine on Friday or Saturday. He was flown from Israel to Turkey on Wednesday after being released from detention.

Hamann, who was shooting video aboard one of flotilla’s six ships, and hundreds of others were detained in Israel after the flotilla was attacked by Israeli commandos, leaving nine people dead. The ships were attempting to deliver aid in defiance of Israel’s 3-year-old blockade of Gaza.

Hamann’s father, Moe Hamann of Nashua, N.H., said his son was only given his passport, wallet and clothes when he was released from Israel.

Story continues below advertisement.

Recommend this article

SEE COMMENTS →

Similar Articles

More in State