Israeli troops board Rachel Corrie Gaza aid ship

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  1. Israeli troops 'board Rachel Corrie Gaza aid ship'

    breaking news

    Israeli troops have taken control of an aid ship trying to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip.

    The Israeli military says soldiers boarded the Irish-owned vessel from the sea and did not meet any resistance.

    It says the ship is now being taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod. There has been no word from those on board.

    It comes days after nine people died in clashes when Israel troops boarded a Turkish aid ship, triggering international condemnation.

    There are five Irish and six Malaysian pro-Palestinian activists, plus several crew, on the Rachel Corrie.

    Israel says it will transfer the aid to the Gaza Strip by land after checking the cargo for banned items.

    It has blockaded Gaza since 2007, when the Islamist Hamas movement seized control of the territory.
  2. Well bugger me,I always thought that the "well know Nobel Peace prize winner" Mairead Corrigan-Maguire,having been born in the Province would have been classed as British,but WTF do I know,hopefully they will make her swim to shore,carrying part of the cargo. :lol:
  3. which has already been broken on a number of arrse threads. :x

  4. :D