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The Israeli Navy on Sunday stopped a boat that was trying to break the maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip and started to tow the vessel to the port in Ashdod.
The “Freedom Flotilla” group said that the boat had been “seized” and that the ship had received a warning from the navy prior to the interception.
The article goes on to state the following:
According to the group, the navy said it would “take all necessary measures” if the vessel did not adjust its course.
The IDF confirmed that it had intercepted the boat and was towing it to the nearby Ashdod port.
“The forces made it clear to the boat that it was violating the blockade and that any humanitarian supplies [it is carrying] can be delivered to Gaza through the port of Ashdod,” the military said in a statement. “The activity ended without any unusual incidents. The boat is being towed to the port of Ashdod at this time.”
ISRAEL’S NAVY INTERCEPTS FLOTILLA BOAT HEADING TOWARDS GAZA
The ‘Al-Awda’ boat was carrying dozens of international activists and two Israeli citizens.
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Navy said to stop Gaza blockade-busting ship, tow it to port: The ‘Return’ is one of 3 boats in the ‘Freedom Flotilla’ that launched from Sicily trying to break Israel’s naval siege on Strip https://t.co/isHvazEfqi TimesofIsrael pic.twitter.com/vOMaBNE7Ab
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