Activist boat docks in Gaza


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Another boat full of activists and supplies has docked in the Gaza City port.

The Free Gaza Movement’s ship The Dignity docked Tuesday evening. It had left from the Cyprus port of Larnaca Monday night, the Cyprus Mail reported. Passengers included British academics studying the effects of Israel’s blockade on Gaza, a British surgeon, a Palestinian who has been unable to return to Gaza and journalists, according to the newspaper.

One ton of food and medical supplies is reported to be on board.

Israel’s navy permitted three other Free Gaza Movement voyages carrying activists and food to land in Gaza’s port — in August, October and November. The organization is attempting to focus international attention on Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip. It plans to leave with as many students waiting to study abroad as it can carry.

Israel recently turned back without incident a Libyan ship that was trying to enter Gaza with supplies.


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