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French Free Gaza boat boarded and brought to port by Israeli military listen

07/19/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today the Israeli military says its commandos have taken control of a French ship that was part of the Freedom Flotilla 2 on its way to the Gaza Strip. But individuals in the Free Gaza Movement say the ship was in International waters and should not have been interfered with by Israel. Huwaida Arraf is with the Free Gaza Movement, one of the organizers of the Freedom Flotilla.

After this interview, the Israeli website YNetNews.com [reported](http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-409757...

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Boat of US activists sets sail for Gaza, but turned back by Greek Coast Guard listen

07/01/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The U.S. boat in an aid flotilla bound for Gaza was turned back by Greek commandos today. The boat, the Audacity of Hope, set sail without permission today, but according to Tweets from journalists on board, was stopped in open waters by the Greek Coast Guard. The boat’s captain attempted to negotiate with the Coast Guard, who wanted the ship to return to port. But the captain was reluctant because at least two boats in the flotilla have been sabotaged in Greek port, presumably by Israeli a...

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In Tampa people rally in solidarity with Gaza Freedom Flotilla listen

06/04/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner on an aid ship heading to Gaza says the activists on board will not resist Israeli soldiers if they board the Rachel Corrie.

This afternoon, Mairead Corrigan said the vessel is expected to soon reach Israel's 20-mile exclusion zone.

Corrigan said the members of the Freedom Flotilla are prepared to be arrested and taken to Israel if Israeli soldiers board the boat.

She said they will deliver humanitarian aid to...

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Castor will not say if aid to Israel should be cut following death of American listen

06/03/10 Seán Kinane & Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A U.S. State Department official says one of the at least nine people killed in the Israeli raid on an aid flotilla Monday was a 19-year-old man, Furkan Dogan, who has dual U.S. and Turkish citizenship.

Reports from Turkey indicate he had been shot five times in the head and once in the chest by the Israeli military during the raid.

Israel has rejected calls from the United Nations and from a number of countries for an international investigation of its deadly raid on the Gaza-bound aid...

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Protestors: Stop giving Israel money listen

06/01/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A high-seas raid by the Israeli military yesterday resulted in the deaths of at least nine human rights activists headed for Gaza on a flotilla. In response, more than thirty protestors gathered in front of the federal building in Tampa today to condemn Israel’s actions.

The diverse crowd stood peacefully in the shade holding placards with messages like “stop funding Israel,” and “Palestinian self-determination is not terrorism.” Jordan Harrah’s sign said “Israel is a terror...

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