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Greece arrests captain of U.S. ship in Gaza flotilla

60-year-old captain of 'Audacity of Hope' ship being detained until court hearing on Tuesday; Israel rejects allegations it sabotaged flotilla ships.

HAARETZ.com

July 2, 2011 | 6:33 pm

Authorities in Greece say they have arrested the captain of an American boat that was to be part of the Gaza flotilla.

The 60-year-old captain, whose name was not released by authorities, is being held at Piraeus police headquarters and will remain there until a court hearing Tuesday.

Greece’s coast guard said Saturday the captain of the “Audacity of Hope” faces charges of trying to leave port without permission and of endangering the lives of the boat’s passengers. The latter charge is a felony.

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