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A Swedish ship due to join an upcoming Gaza-bound aid flotilla has been sabotaged in the Greek port of Piraeus, organisers say.
In a statement, they said "hostile divers had destroyed the propeller house and cut the propeller shaft" of the vessel Juliano on Monday.
The ship is part of the 10-vessel Freedom Flotilla II that is expected to set sail from Greece and elsewhere for the Gaza Strip in the coming days in a bid to break Israel's blockade of the Palestinian territory.
About 350 pro-Palestinian activists from 22 countries are likely to participate.
Israel insists the latest
Originally posted by SirClem
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
Perhaps you could tell me who else, besides Israel or Israeli paid operatives, want these ships stopped?
Or do you think this is just random acts of ship violence...
edit on 28-6-2011 by SirClem because: I dunno
Originally posted by lifeissacred
reply to post by KilrathiLG
Or Israel could let them deliver humanitarian aid unhindered so that international opinion would begin to turn in Israel's favour once again?
As for this act of sabotage, I'm making no judgements yet but it was definitely someone desperate to ensure that this boat wasn't going to leave for Israel.