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General News    H3'ed 6/29/15

Blockade-Busting Boat Intercepted Off Gaza Coast

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Commandos from the Shayetet 13 naval special forces unit boarded the Marianne of Gothenburg ship and began sailing it to the Israeli port of Ashdod early on Monday morning. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commended the sailors and commanders of the Navy for their 'determined and efficient action in detaining the passengers on the ship that tried to reach the Gaza coast in contravention of the law,' in a statement released after the takeover of the Marianne. 'This flotilla is nothing but a demonstration of hypocrisy and lies that is only assisting the Hamas terrorist organization and ignores all of the horrors in our region. Preventing entry by sea was done in accordance with international law and even received backing from a committee of the UN Secretary General.'
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