Thursday, October 6, 2016

Israeli Navy Intercepts Women’s Flotilla Attempting To Breach Gaza Blockade

This fake peace flotilla even included a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from Northern Ireland.

The city of Aleppo is under siege and these cowards are sailing to Gaza to play pretend. Oddly, with reports of Aleppo being on the brink of starvation while Russia is bombing UN's humanitarian convoys, no Nobel Peace Prize Laureates are rushing to breach that blockade.
TEL AVIV (Breitbart) – The Israeli navy intercepted a women-only flotilla aimed at breaching the security blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Wednesday, about 35 miles off the coast.

A little earlier in the day, the women on board wrote that they were in the clear, tweeting:

#WomenToGaza now 60 nautical miles from the coast of #Gaza
No occupation forces in sight
To Gaza with <3, here we come !

In a first for the IDF, an all-female squad of soldiers took over the boat. The 13 passengers on board the Zaytouna-Olivia did not resist and the boat was redirected to Ashdod port, an Israeli official said.

The Women’s Boat to Gaza, an initiative of the International Freedom Flotilla Coalition, set out from Barcelona along with another boat, the Amal 2. The second boat had to turn back because of a technical malfunction, According to Haaretz, organizers suspect that the boat was sabotaged.

Speaking to AFP by telephone on Tuesday, the group’s spokeswoman Claude Leotic expressed “fear there will be an Israeli attack” to prevent the boat from reaching Gaza’s shores.

A Palestinian activist said on Twitter that an Israeli navy gunboat fired warning shots in the air as the ship approached, but the army refused to confirm the information.

The boat, which set sail under a Dutch flag, had among its passengers several parliamentarians, an Olympic athlete, a retired U.S. army colonel and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland.