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“Israeli” Navy Surrounds French Flotilla Ship
The Dignité (al-Karama), a French yacht participating in the Gaza flotilla has been stopped by "Israeli" Navy ships, which are currently surrounding it at sea.
"The boat is surrounded by at least three "Israeli" ships," Julien Rivoire a Paris spokesman for the activists said. Rivoire said communication with the al Karama has been lost at this time.
"The boat is surrounded by at least three "Israeli" ships and since 9:06 a.m. local time (0706 GMT) all the communications have been jammed. We can't get in touch with them by phone or by Internet," Julien Rivoire, an organizer for the pro-Palestinian voyage, told AFP on Tuesday.
More than 300 activists from 22 countries have signed up to participate in Freedom Flotilla II. Members of the flotilla say the Greek government is blocking the humanitarian convoy on behalf of the "Israeli" regime.
The "Israeli" military attacked the Freedom Flotilla in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea on May 31, 2010, killing nine Turkish nationals aboard the Turkish-flagged MV Mavi Marmara, and injuring about 50 other activists that were part of the team on the six-ship convoy.
Despite "Israeli" efforts to prevent the incoming international aid flotilla from reaching the Gaza Strip, but the Gaza Freedom Flotilla II organizers insist that they will push ahead with their aid mission.
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