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Friday, July 1, 2011

Gaza-bound boat: Greek commandos forced us back

Heavily armed Greek troops force Gaza-bound boat to turn back, US activists say; 'They arrived with machine guns, it was scary,' American-Israeli on board vessel tells Ynet. Activists slam Greece for doing Israel's 'dirty work'

Heavily armed Greek forces with their firearms drawn forced a Gaza-bound ship to turn around and return to Greece, where the vessel is now being held in a military base, activists on board the Audacity of Hope said Friday evening.

"We were forced to go back to a Greek port surrounded with bars and barbwire," a Twitter message from the Gaza-bound vessel said. "We were in a holding pattern for probably three hours when the commandos arrived with drawn weapons."

Read the complete article at Gaza-bound boat: Greek commandos forced us back - Israel News, Ynetnews

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