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Zaytouna boat to reach Gaza in 2 days, Israel threatens interception

GAZA, (PIC)– The Women’s Boat to Gaza—Zaytouna—is expected to reach Gaza shores in two days, in a symbolic move to break the Israeli siege on the enclave. According to the International Committee to Break the Siege on Gaza, al-Zaytouna ship, carrying 13 activists onboard, is expected to reach Gaza shores on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning in case the Israeli occupation navy does not intercept the boat in international waters. The committee called on the world’s pro-Palestine activists to embark on media and popular campaigns so as to defend the anti-siege ship against projected Israeli assaults. A few days earlier, Israeli daily Maariv said the Israeli occupation navy has received instructions to intercept women’s boat to Gaza and arrest onboard activists. The boat is reportedly to be towed to the Ashdod Harbor while female activists will be deported to their mother countries after they sign pledges to never return. Amal II boat will not join the flotilla due to a sudden breakdown. Zaytouna, a boat with all-women crews and passengers, set sail from Barcelona en route to besieged Gaza in another maritime attempt to break Israel’s illegitimate blockade on the Palestinian coastal enclave. The Gaza Strip is a place where around two million Palestinians have been locked up for nearly a decade in what many describe as the “world’s largest open air prison.”

(Source / 04.10.2016)

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