Palestine: Israeli navy hijacks aid boat and arrests women activists



ISRAELI forces arrested 13 female peace campaigners bringing aid to the besieged Gaza Strip yesterday after hijacking their boat in international waters.
The Israeli navy towed the Dutch-flagged Zaytouna-Oliva into the port of Ashdod after intercepting it about 40 miles from the coast of Gaza.
The military said the women on board “were transferred to the appropriate authorities for further processing.”
They included Northern Irish 1976 Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire, Malaysian doctor Fauziah Hasan, retired US army colonel Ann Wright and Swedish MEP Malin Bjork.
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7 October 2016 in Editorial, Views: 32
Source: Morning Star
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