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Israeli commandos storm Gaza-bound flotilla

Arab World Materials 31 May 2010 09:13 (UTC +04:00)
Israeli commandos Monday stormed a flotilla sailing to the Gaza Strip carrying pro-Palestinian activists and tons of humanitarian aid, organizers of the voyage said.
Israeli commandos storm Gaza-bound flotilla

Israeli commandos Monday stormed a flotilla sailing to the Gaza Strip carrying pro-Palestinian activists and tons of humanitarian aid, organizers of the voyage said.

"The commandos descended on the ship from a helicopter," Audrey Bomse, spokeswoman for the Free Gaza Organization, told the German Press Agency dpa.

Unconfirmed reports said there were casualties on board one of the ships.

The so-called "Freedom Flotilla" had set out from Cypriot waters Sunday, on the last stage of what the organizers said they hoped would be a successful attempt to break Israel's siege of the Gaza Strip.

Israel vowed to prevent the ships from reaching Gaza, which is governed by the Islamist Hamas organization.

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