Israel Captures Second Gaza-Bound Aid Ship

Israeli navy attacked and captured the second Gaza-bound aid ship named Freedom which aimed to break the illegal 12-year siege on the Strip yesterday morning.

Ynet News reported the Israeli army saying in a statement:

The ship was carrying ten international activists and, according to the Israeli media, after it was commandeered it was taken to the Israeli occupation’s Port of Ashdod.

On its website, the Freedom Flotilla said: We lost contact with the yacht Freedom, sailing under a Swedish flag, which is on a mission to break the illegal Israeli blockade of the Palestinian people of Gaza.

Al-Awda, the other vessel in the Freedom Flotilla, was violently boarded by Israeli occupation forces in international water on Sunday and all the activists and aid on board were sieges. Many of the activists have since been deported.

Source: Palestine Chronicle