Israeli commandos board humanitarian aid vessel near Gaza
on 20/10/2012 14:51:32
The ship Estelle was about 38 nautical miles from Gaza when it was approached by Israeli patrol boats this morning.
Gaza Action Ireland said the ship is carrying five politicians - two from Greece and the others from Sweden, Spain and Norway - along with around 25 other activists.
Reporter Sami Sahmoud, speaking from Gaza, said the ship was the latest in a series of activist-manned boats challenging Israel's blockade on Gaza.
"They want to highlight the fact that Israel is imposing a blockade on Gaza and this is not legitimate," he said.