Israel intercepts activist boat trying to break Gaza blockade

15 Palestinians injued after Israeli police fire stun grenades, tear gas at worshippers at Al-Aqsa

The Israel Navy has, once again, intercepted the flotilla boat Al Awda on Sunday after it disobeyed commands to stop sailing toward the Gaza Strip, facing siege for years causing food and medicine shortage.

"Do not believe reports of peaceful interception", Regev said in a statement to the organizers, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition.

According to the group, the navy said it would "take all necessary measures" if the vessel did not adjust its course.

According to Palestinian media, Israeli troops have blocked the way of the boats and directed them toward the port of Ashdod, some 40 kilometers south of Tel Aviv. The military said that no "unusual incidents" took place during the operation. "The boat is being towed to the port of Ashdod at this time".

Zaher Birawi, head of the International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza, confirmed that the flotilla had crossed into Egyptian waters and was expected to reach Gaza's territorial waters on Sunday.

More news: Justin Bieber Sends Prayers to Demi Lovato After Overdose

Israeli authorities consider Freedom Flotilla efforts illegal under global law and have chose to seize any other ships that will try to break the siege against Gaza, including the Norwegian Fleet that is set to arrive in a few days.

Those on board the ships include Prof.

The Israeli Embassy in Oslo has referred to the boat and the activists on board as "a political provocation".

Earlier this month, Israel sealed off the Karam Shalom border crossing (known to Palestinians as Karem Abu Salem) - the primary passageway that transfers necessities to residents of Gaza, saying it was in retaliation over Palestinians setting fire to Israeli land. All their belongings, including their passports, have been seized and continue to be withheld by the Israeli authorities, despite promises they would be returned if they co-operate.

While several foreign powers have censured Israel's handling of Gaza, the United States has echoed its blaming of Hamas.

More news: Trump in unusual criticism of USA central bank

The leader of the Norwegian "freedom flotilla" Thorstein Dahle calls Kaarstein first Norwegian ship which tried to break the blockade of the enclave.

"There's a Jordanian MP on the other boast, the Awda, and various activists from across Europe", he said, adding that the blockade challenge "is a gesture of solidarity to the Palestinians".

According to the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, almost two million Gazans were depending on worldwide aid in order to survive while almost half of the families in Gaza lacked access to secure food supplies, by the end of 2016. Israel allows only a small amount of goods to enter the Strip and bans most exports.

"The blockade of Gaza is in its 11th year".

More news: Russian Federation claims Trump, Putin reached military agreements

Related:

  • Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

    Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

    The Mars opposition falls just before the longest total lunar eclipse of the century , which will last 1 hour and 43 minutes. On Friday, Mars will be in opposition, which means the sun and the Red Planet will be on the opposite side of Earth.
    Sony Announces World’s First 48 Megapixel Camera For Smartphones

    Sony Announces World’s First 48 Megapixel Camera For Smartphones

    The IMX586's small pixel size allows Sony to cram a lot into a sensor that is small enough to fit into a smartphone chassis. Normally, such a high megapixel count on such a small chip would result in poor nighttime shooting capacities.
    Danica Patrick makes ESPYs history as first woman to host

    Danica Patrick makes ESPYs history as first woman to host

    In fact, Long's shocked reaction became a meme on social media. "I mean, who doesn't love LeBron James? ". Baker Mayfield, who was drafted by the Browns out of Oklahoma, won " Best College Athlete " honors.
  • LeBron James Admits to Fighting With Other Parents at Son’s Basketball Game

    LeBron James Admits to Fighting With Other Parents at Son’s Basketball Game

    James tweeted his excitement on Sunday before the school opened its doors, calling it "one of the greatest moments" of his life. The school will begin with two grades, third and fourth, with plans to expand in the coming years.
    Donald Trump set for tense trade talks with EU's Jean-Claude Juncker

    Donald Trump set for tense trade talks with EU's Jean-Claude Juncker

    President Trump is scheduled to hold talk in Washington on July 25 with President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker . He reiterated his willingness to ratchet up the trade war in a Tweet , stating, "Tariffs are the greatest! ".
    Johnny Manziel traded to CFL's Alouettes

    Johnny Manziel traded to CFL's Alouettes

    The former Cleveland Browns quarterback was traded by the Tiger-Cats to the Montreal Alouettes Sunday, per ESPN News Services . Montreal (1-4) has scored a league-low 69 points this season while allowing a league-high 148 points.
  • Guardiola: so proud of Man City youngsters

    Guardiola: so proud of Man City youngsters

    A young Manchester City team fought back from 2-0 down to beat German champions Bayern Munich 3-2 in Miami. Pep Guardiola has saluted his "humble" USA tour squad for their mentality and fighting spirit.
    Marvel Fans React to Disney and Fox Merger Deal Approval

    Marvel Fans React to Disney and Fox Merger Deal Approval

    Let us know in the comment section before Disney acquires us as well! After Disney upped its offer, Comcast backed down. FOX, Fox News , the Regional Sports Networks of Fox, and other asssets are not included in the $71.3 billion purchase.
    Lewis Hamilton believes auto  failed before he went off

    Lewis Hamilton believes auto failed before he went off

    Sweden's Marcus Ericsson put Sauber in the points with ninth and New Zealander Brendon Hatley was 10th for Toro Rosso. But, at the team's home race, Mercedes called off the fight: "Valtteri, this is James (Vowles - chief strategist).
  • Robert Mugabe rejects ruling party in Zimbabwe election

    Robert Mugabe rejects ruling party in Zimbabwe election

    A presidential run-off vote is scheduled for September 8 if no candidate wins at least 50 percent in the first round. He dismissed claims that he wanted to hand over power to his wife, Grace as "utter nonsense".
    Cubs interested in Cole Hamels

    Cubs interested in Cole Hamels

    He played for the Phillies from 2006 to 2015 and won a World Series, a World Series MVP and an NLCS MVP with them in 2008. For his career, he has a 152-111 record with an impressive 3.43 ERA and 2341 strikeouts.
    Syria condemns Israeli evacuation of White Helmets as 'criminal operation'

    Syria condemns Israeli evacuation of White Helmets as 'criminal operation'

    White Helmets head Raed Saleh said the evacuated workers had arrived in Jordan after being "surrounded in a unsafe region". Also Monday, Israel said it fired a pair of missiles to intercept two missiles fired from Syria in Israel's direction.

Comments

Latest news

Fort Myers college student goes missing while swimming in Israel
Capilouto added that the university is sending the remainder of students back to Amman before the program concludes this week. According to one of the students , a strong current pulled the three of them out deeper to sea while they were swimming.

UK's top envoy makes 'Japanese wife' gaffe in China
The former Health Secretary is married to Lucia Guo , with whom he has three children. At the start of talks in Beijing, the capital, Mr.

Giuliani: 'I want you to hear' Cohen tapes
The statement is believed to be part of special counsel Robert Mueller's examination of whether Trump sought to obstruct justice. CNN reported Thursday Trump's former longtime lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen , claims Trump knew in advance about the meeting.

10 million people infected with hepatitis
People who are not already infected with hepatitis B can prevent hepatitis D by getting vaccinated against hepatitis B. It causes inflammation of the liver and can cause either acute or chronic infection or inflammation of this organ.

Astronomers Find Massive Underground Reservoir of Liquid Water on Mars
Researchers are still waiting to see if any more bodies of water are found on the Red planet or if this was a one-off discovery. The location's radar profile resembled that of subglacial lakes found beneath Earth's Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.

Facebook Has Temporarily Banned Conspiracy Peddler Alex Jones From Its Platform
A fourth and final video reportedly featured Jones comparing the creators of an animated drag queen show to Satanists. The other video was reported a month ago, but was not taken down at the time, the spokesperson added.

The FBI reportedly seized more than 100 Cohen recordings pertaining to Trump
The government seized at last 12 audio tapes from Cohen, Trump's former longtime lawyer, a court filing on Monday revealed . Cohen makes any indication on the tape that he arranged the payment to Ms.

The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is coming on Friday
It looks like a good night for it, with mostly clear skies predicted in southern regions including Puglia, Campania and Calabria. It's when you can see an eclipsed Moon on the western horizon, as well as the rising Sun on the eastern horizon.

Turkish court rules that USA pastor move from jail to house arrest
A court in Izmir, Turkey has ordered Brunson to remain in custody until an October 12 hearing. Pence's announcement was delivered at a conference on religious freedom in Washington.

Made in China: Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs
Trump has also said he is considering tariffs on imports of automobiles, an action the European Union hopes to head off. The program is expected to start taking effect around Labor Day in the U.S. on September 3.

Israel strike Army positions in central Syria
Hundreds of volunteer rescuers have been evacuated from southwest Syria for resettlement in Britain, Canada and Germany. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) administers a buffer zone between the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Syria.

Trump signals consequences for Cohen over secret recording
Trump and Giuliani's strategy is "flawed; just as Trump's false Twitter statement made against Cohen this morning", Davis said. Ms McDougal says she had a 10-month affair with Mr Trump in 2006, a year after he married his current wife Melania.

Tesla Turns To Suppliers To Help It Become Profitable
The company's shares dropped as much as 5.9 percent on Monday following the report . Suppliers claim to have been sent letters asking them to repay substantial amounts.

Trump & Putin Helsinki Summit with Russian Expert William Taubman | Connecting Point
I will say this: "I don't see any reason why it would be ", the president said last Monday. The man he is trying to unseat in November's election, two-term Democratic U.S.

Duck boat probe will check if Coast Guard rules were ignored
She said she's been getting through the tragedy with a lot of prayers, and thanked the support of family members and friends. Funeral services are set for Wednesday for two Arkansas victims of a duck boat accident in a Missouri lake.

Other news