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Pro-Palestine Ship Hopes to Reach Gaza Strip by Tuesday

HeadlineJul 18, 2011

A ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists hopes to reach the Gaza Strip Tuesday. The French yacht, Dignity al-Karama, set sail from a Greek island late Saturday and was slowly crossing international waters early Monday. The boat is carrying 16 people, including three crew members and three journalists. The aim of the trip, according to those aboard, is to draw attention to Israel’s blockade of Gaza, which many argue amounts to the collective punishment of some 1.6 million people. The Dignity al-Karama was part of a large international aid flotilla intended for the occupied territory. Athens, however, blocked the departure of any ships heading to the region. The Israeli military has said it will stop any attempt to break the sea blockade.

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