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Erdogan Plans Possible Gaza Strip Visit

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he would like to visit the Gaza Strip after his upcoming trip to Egypt. Mr. Erdogan said the plans are not definite. He said Turkey’s foreign ministry will work on making the arrangements and that “if conditions are favorable,” he will consider making the visit. Analysts say […]

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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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Greece Intercepts Pro-Palestinian Activist Boat

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Greek coast guard has intercepted the only boat of a planned flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists that had eluded detection. Greek officials stopped the Dignite / al Karama on Thursday as it was refueling near the island of Crete and towed it to a nearby port. The small French boat was carrying about 10 activists. […]

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Greece Intercepts Pro-Palestinian Activist Boat

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Greek coast guard has intercepted the only boat of a planned flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists that had eluded detection. Greek officials stopped the Dignite / al Karama on Thursday as it was refueling near the island of Crete and towed it to a nearby port. The small French boat was carrying about 10 activists. […]

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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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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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