Israel blocks protest boats with medical supplies from reaching Gaza

The Israeli navy has intercepted and boarded two boats which were trying to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip. The Canadian and Irish boats with 27 activists from the US and eight other countries on board had set sail from Turkey on Wednesday. They were carrying medical supplies for the coastal enclave.

Israel to ‘prevent’ Canadian, Irish aid ships reaching Gaza

Israel has announced that its navy will attempt to stop two boats carrying pro-Palestinian activists bound for the Gaza Strip, in the latest attempt by activists to break the four-year Israeli blockade against the territory. The Israeli military spokesman’s office said the country’s navy was “prepared to contact” the vessels and had “completed the necessary […]

Turkey: Navy Will Escort Gaza Flotillas

Turkey said Thursday that it would escort aid ships to Gaza and would not allow a repetition of last year’s Israeli raid that killed nine Turks. “Turkish warships, in the first place, are authorized to protect our ships that carry humanitarian aid to Gaza,” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said in an interview on Al […]

Tension up as second Iranian flotilla to Bahrain is blocked

Iranian supporters of Shiite dissidents in Bahrain saw their second flotilla in less than a month turned back from the Persian Gulf kingdom Monday. The 120 people aboard the two-ship “flotilla of solidarity” included a mix of workers, athletes, lawmakers, physicians and nurses, according to the semi-official Iranian Mehr News Agency.

Jews in Vienna report more harassment after Gaza aid ship attack

Vienna’s Jewish community said Wednesday that its members were increasingly being harassed after the bloody Gaza aid ship incident some two weeks ago. The group said it was mainly a small minority of Muslims who were hassling Jews. “Almost daily we see verbal abuse, spitting, incidents against people who are recognizable as Jews through their […]

Hezbollah: Israels actions will require serious measures

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah stressed on Thursday that Israel’s attack on the Freedom Fleet has “very important connotations”. Nasrallah called on all the Lebanese, Palestinians, and Arabs in Lebanon to participate in a massive rally on Friday at 8:30 pm at the Raya stadium in a show of support for and pride in the besieged […]