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General News    H3'ed 10/5/16

BREAKING: Israel stops Women's Boat to Gaza

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The Israeli Navy has intercepted the Women’s Boat to Gaza about 35 nautical miles from the coast of the besieged Strip, Haaretz reported. “According to a high-ranking officer, passengers on board the Zaytouna-Olivia offered no resistance when the troops took over the boat. The boat was redirected to the Israeli port city of Ashdod.” According to tweets from the Women’s Boat to Gaza, the boat has been surrounded by the Israeli Navy and it is expected that the Captain, US Army Colonel Ann Wright, will be urged to turn the Zaytouna around before she enters Gaza’s Israeli occupied water and risks being intercepted by the navy and its crew detained.
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