Israel Waylays Another Aid Ship
Posted on Jun 5, 2010
Israel has intercepted yet another Gaza-bound aid supply ship attempting to break the naval blockade of the occupied territory, but unlike the bloody raid on an aid flotilla Monday, Saturday’s interception occurred peacefully. And this time, Israeli authorities said the cargo, mostly medical and construction supplies, would be forwarded by land to Gaza. —JCL
Los Angeles Times:
Israeli warships Saturday intercepted another aid supply ship sailed by pro-Palestinian activists as it headed toward the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break Israel’s naval blockade of the seaside territory.
Unlike a previous raid, Saturday’s takeover occurred without bloodshed after Israeli naval negotiators reached an agreement to board the cargo vessel with activists’ permission, according to Israeli military officials.
The report could not be confirmed with activists because Israeli military jammed satellite and radio communications on the boat.
AP / Mohammad Abu Ghosh
Jordanian protesters holding a Palestinian flag shout anti-Israeli slogans at a rally in Amman on Friday.