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Greek coast guard seizes Canadian ship bound for Gaza

HAARETZ.com

July 4, 2011 | 9:42 am

The Mavi Marmara was one of the Gaza flotilla ships of 2010.

The Mavi Marmara was one of the Gaza flotilla ships of 2010.

The Canadian ship “Tahrir”, participating in the flotilla to Gaza, attempted to depart Monday from the Greek port of Piraeus, but was intercepted by the Greek coast guard shortly after departure.

The Greek coast guard boarded the Canadian ship after the Greek authorities had banned the departure of all ships to Gaza from its ports.

On Sunday, the organizers of the Gaza flotilla announced that the flotilla ships anchored in Greek ports are planning to set sail to Gaza on Monday. The decision came despite the Greek’s governments ban on any ships to depart from its ports to Gaza.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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