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

    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...

  • Erdogan: Turkish warships will escort aid vessels to Gaza

    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...

  • Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla ship [VIDEO]

    July 19, 2011 | 9:06 am

    Israel’s Navy intercepted a French ship heading for Gaza, the only member of the pro-Palestinian flotilla to make it to the blockaded waters.

    The French-flagged Dignity al-Karama was boarded by Israeli Naval commandoes on Tuesday afternoon, five hours after the Navy first contacted...

  • ‘Flytilla’ protesters stopped at European airports

    July 8, 2011 | 8:53 am

    The first wave of Palestinian protesters who hoped to fly into Ben Gurion International Airport were mostly prevented from boarding planes in European airports.

    Hundreds of protesters were due to fly in this weekend for solidarity meetings with Palestinians in the West Bank. The...

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  • Greek coast guard seizes Canadian ship bound for Gaza

    July 4, 2011 | 9:42 am

    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...

  • Gaza flotilla ships to set sail Monday, organizers say

    July 3, 2011 | 11:23 am

    All operational ships slated to participate in the Gaza-bond flotilla will depart on Monday, organizers said.

    It is still unknown exactly how many ships will set for Gaza with the stated goal of breaking Israel’s maritime blockade of the coastal strip.

    The American-flagged ship,...

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