28 September 2010

Another Blockade Runner in Gaza

This time, it's a Jewish aid vessel trying to run the blockade.

Israeli warships have intercepted a Jewish aid boat that is trying to break Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip, organisers say.

The 10m (32-foot) catamaran is being blocked by a frigate and trailed by several smaller boats off the Gaza coast, the mission's Twitter feed says.

The activists have said they will not resist Israeli attempts to stop them.

Earlier this year, Israeli commandos killed nine people in clashes on board a Turkish ship trying to reach Gaza.

Israel says its naval blockade is designed to prevent weapons being smuggled to Hamas militants who run the territory.

By: Brant

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