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Israel seizes pro-Palestinian activist ship off Gaza

Reuters

October 20, 2012 | 8:08 am

The activist ship Estelle is seen docked at Naples harbor in this Oct. 6 file photo. Photo by REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

The Israeli navy seized an international pro-Palestinian activist ship on the Mediterranean high seas on Saturday to prevent it breaching Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip, a military... read full article

  • Israel goes to U.N. in effort to halt Gaza-bound ship

    JTA

    October 18, 2012 | 8:16 am

    Israel asked the United Nations to stop a Swedish-owned ship carrying human rights activists from attempting to break Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.

    Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, called the ship Estelle a "provocation" that "raises tensions and could...

  • Turkey ready to issue indictments in Marmara incident

    JTA

    May 9, 2012 | 8:32 am

    Turkish government prosecutors have completed their investigation into the incident aboard the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara in 2010.

    The prosecutors have requested from Israel’s Foreign Ministry the names of the Israeli soldiers to be listed on the indictment, Turkish Justice Minister...

  • Turkey says Israel not welcome at NATO summit

    JTA

    April 23, 2012 | 8:37 am

    Turkey blocked the participation of Israel in next month’s NATO Summit in Chicago, a Turkish newspaper reported.

    Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vetoed Israel’s participation during a NATO foreign ministers meeting last week in Brussels, the Hurriyet Daily News reported...

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  • Turkey IDs Israeli soldiers, commanders in ship’s raid

    JTA

    September 26, 2011 | 9:40 am

    A list of 174 Israeli soldiers and commanders involved in the May 2010 raid on the Mavi Marmara ship as it attempted to break the Gaza blockade, was given to Turkish prosecutors.

    The list includes the soldiers in the Shayetet 13 commando unit, as well as their commanders, including...

  • Erdogan: Turkish warships will escort aid vessels to Gaza

    By Sami Aboudi, Reuters

    September 8, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    Turkey said on Thursday it would escort aid ships to Gaza and would not allow a repetition of last year’s Israeli raid that killed nine Turks, setting the stage for a potential naval confrontation with its former ally.

    Raising the stakes in Turkey’s row with Israel over its refusal...

  • Turkey issues apology ultimatum to Israel

    by Marcy Oster, JTA

    September 1, 2011 | 9:39 am

    Turkey’s foreign minister gave Israel one day to apologize for its 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla ship or the country would “resort to Plan B.”

    Ahmet Davutoglu said he would not agree to any more delays in the release of the United Nations-authored Palmer Report...

  • Single flotilla ship bound for Gaza

    JTA

    July 17, 2011 | 1:00 pm

    One ship from a flotilla that aimed to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip has managed to set sail.

    The French-flagged Dignity al-Karama left Greek territorial waters on Saturday evening, according to Haaretz reporter Amira Hass, who is one of 10 participants aboard the ship. It had been anchored in Crete for nearly a week waiting to be joined by other members of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

    The ship should reach Gaza territorial waters by Monday, The Associated Press reported, citing another activist on board the ship.

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