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Israel detains Gaza Freedom Flotilla

The Freedom Flotilla set sail from the local port on Tuesday in defiance of a 12-year Israeli sea blockade on Gaza. The boat, said to be carrying 17 passengers and crew, was stopped by the Israeli navy which announced it had taken control of the vessel less than 12 miles[…]

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The net is closing around Israeli war crimes suspects

OPINION by Dr Daud Abdullah – Three and a half years have passed since Archbishop Desmond Tutu refused to share a platform with Tony Blair, the former British prime minister. The veteran anti-apartheid campaigner believed that Blair’s actions over the war in Iraq were both “morally indefensible” and criminally culpable.[…]

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Most flotilla activists yet to be released

The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) are actively pursuing the release of several activists currently detained by Israeli authorities, following a third failed attempt at breaking an eight-year siege on the Gaza Strip. The ‘Marianne av Göteborg’, one of four Flotilla vessels attempting to reach the Gazan coast, was intercepted by[…]

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SA groups slam Israel’s interception of flotilla

With uncertainty around the safety of activists aboard the Marianne, South African pro-Palestinian solidarity groups have lashed out at the interception of the Freedom Flotilla III by the Israeli regime. A flotilla of boats destined for Gaza was intercepted in international waters during the early hours of Monday morning. The[…]

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Gaza-bound flotilla vessel seized

Israel has boarded and taken over a vessel attempting to break the blockade of the Palestinian territory, officials said. In a statement the Israeli army said on Monday that it did not use force in redirecting the main boat Marianne to the Israeli city of Ashdod. Petros Stergiou, a spokesperson[…]

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Freedom Flotilla is peaceful: MK Ghattas

Arab MK Basel Ghattas said this week that threats by fellow Israeli lawmakers to remove his parliamentary immunity will not affect his decision to take part in the Freedom Flotilla III. The Israeli Knesset Committee reportedly voted in favor Tuesday of stripping Ghattas, a member of the Joint List– the[…]

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Freedom flotilla trawler to arrive in Spain

A ship taking part in Freedom Flotilla III is set to dock in Bueu, Galicia, Spain Saturday in one of several stops before making a final voyage to the besieged Gaza Strip. Marianne will join other ships heading to Gaza in “a peaceful, nonviolent action to break the illegal and inhumane[…]

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