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Israel Begins Deportation of Gaza Flotilla Activists

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel has begun deportation procedures for a group of 27 pro-Palestinian activists who tried to break the naval blockade of Gaza. Israel’s Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sabine Haddad said two Greek crew members and three journalists from the United States, Spain and Egypt were released Saturday and the rest will be sent home within the next […]

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Israel Begins Deportation of Gaza Flotilla Activists

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Israeli government has started deportation procedures for a group of pro-Palestinian activists who tried to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza. Authorities said several activists and journalists who had been on the boats were flying home Saturday. More than 20 other people still are being processed. Israeli forces intercepted the activists’ two ships in international […]

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Israeli Forces Board Gaza-Bound Flotilla

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli forces have boarded two pro-Palestinian activist ships in international waters, as they were trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza. The Israeli defense forces spokesperson said in a statement that the boarding Friday was carried out in line with directives from the government after attempts to prevent the vessels from reaching Gaza were made. […]

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Activists: Israeli Forces Board Pro-Palestinian Flotilla

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pro-Palestinian activists say Israeli naval forces are boarding their two ships in international waters, as they were trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza. Twitter accounts associated with the activist groups running the flotilla said Friday that Israeli forces were boarding their vessels. The reports came shortly after an Israeli defense forces spokesperson said on […]

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Activists: Israeli Ships Intercept Pro-Palestinian Flotilla

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pro-Palestinian activists say that they have lost contact with their two ships trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza, after Israeli navy vessels reportedly intercepted them in international waters. A spokeswoman for the activists told VOA Friday that two Israeli ships approached the boats Friday evening local time. The Israelis then asked the flotilla for […]

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Activists: Israeli Ships Intercept Pro-Palestinian Flotilla

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Pro-Palestinian activists say that they have lost contact with their two ships trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza, after Israeli navy vessels reportedly intercepted them in international waters. A spokeswoman for the activists told VOA Friday that two Israeli ships approached the boats Friday evening local time. The Israelis then asked the flotilla for […]

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Pro-Palestinian Activists Attempt to Break Israeli Blockade

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Vessels carrying pro-Palestinian activists who are trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza are due to arrive in the region on Friday — a move that sets the stage for a confrontation with Israel. The 27 activists from countries including the U.S., Canada, and Ireland set sail from Turkey on Wednesday. They say their goal […]

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French Boat Heads to Gaza, Eludes Greek Flotilla Crackdown

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Activists trying to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza scored their first gain in days when a small French pleasure boat slipped out of Greek waters Tuesday bound for Palestinian shores. The “Dignite al Karama” is the only boat in a planned flotilla organized by pro-Palestinian activists to make it out of Greek ports in […]

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Activists Reject Greek Offer to Send Flotilla Aid to Gaza

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Organizers of a pro-Palestinian flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip have rejected a Greek government offer that would ferry humanitarian aid to Gaza using its own vessels under United Nations supervision. Activists late Sunday said they still are looking into ways to circumvent Greece’s order preventing ships docked in its ports from departing for the […]

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Greece Arrests Flotilla Boat Captain Bound for Gaza

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek authorities have arrested the captain of a boat that was part of a flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian aid. The 60-year-old captain – whose name has not been released – was in police custody Saturday for leaving port without permission. The Greek government has forbidden ships docked in its ports […]

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