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Israel steps up campaign to stop flotilla sailing to Gaza in defiance of blockade

Organisers say ships carrying humanitarian aid and peace activists, not ‘extremists’ as claimed by Israeli intelligence Conal Urquhart in Jerusalem guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 28 June 2011 18.29 BST The Mavi Marmara ship, above, the lead boat of a flotilla headed to the Gaza Strip was stormed by Israeli naval commandos last year. Photograph: Ariel Schalit/AP Israel […]

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