Israel Diverts Activists’ Ship Away From Gaza

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Israel has stopped a boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists from breaking the naval blockade on Gaza.

Israeli naval commandos boarded the vessel in international waters after the passengers’ “unwillingness to co-operate” and they “ignored calls to

change course”, Israel’s military said.

Soldiers went on to the Finnish-flagged Estelle in the Mediterranean Sea, about 30 miles from Gaza, and it was led to the southern Israeli port of Ashdod.

The military said the troops boarded the boat peacefully, and there was no harm to the passengers who were offered food and drinks.

The takeover was quickly denounced as “piracy” by Gaza’s Hamas rulers.

The 17 passengers will be transferred to the custody of police and immigration authorities. They include five parliamentarians from Europe and a former politician from Canada.

It was also carrying a shipment of humanitarian aid and 30 doves, which were to be released on arrival in Gaza.

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