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A Look at the History of Israel’s Gaza Blockade

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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JUNE 2007: Hamas takes control of Gaza from the Fatah movement. Israel tightens restrictions on the flow of goods into the territory, citing concerns about Hamas militants gaining access to arms. Egypt seals its border crossing as well. JANUARY 2008: Thousands of Palestinians temporarily stream into Egypt after Hamas militants use explosives to blow up […]

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Israel Tows Gaza Activists’ Yacht to Port

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel’s navy has towed a French yacht carrying pro-Palestinian activists to an Israeli port after stopping the activists’ attempt to break Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Israeli seized the Dignity al-Karama in the Mediterranean and towed it to Ashdod’s port on Tuesday. Israeli officials say the activists will be deported. Sixteen people, including […]

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Israeli Military Boards Gaza-Bound Yacht

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Israeli navy has boarded a French yacht carrying pro-Palestinian activists who were trying to breach Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. The military said the navy took control of the Dignity al-Karama on Tuesday, and was taking it to the Israeli port of Ashdod. There were no immediate reports of any violence. The […]

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Israeli Military Contacts Gaza-Bound Yacht

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Israeli military says it has made contact with a French yacht carrying pro-Palestinian activists trying to breach Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. The military said it contacted the Dignity al-Karama on Tuesday and warned the vessel the leave the area. The yacht is the only vessel remaining from a flotilla that pro-Palestinian […]

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French Yacht Plans Breach of Gaza Blockade

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Pro-Palestinian activists say a French yacht carrying members of their movement will try to breach Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. The activists say the Dignity al-Karama left Greek waters on Sunday and was traveling slowly in international waters toward Gaza with 16 people on board, mostly French citizens. It is the […]

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Israeli Authorities Brace for Palestinian ‘Fly-In’ Activists

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Dozens of Israeli police have been deployed to the country’s international airport at Tel Aviv in anticipation of the arrival of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists later this week. Police and border guard officials were sent to Ben Gurion airport Wednesday to prepare for what is being called a pro-Palestinian “fly-in.” The 600 activists, who are […]

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