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A flotilla of small boats carrying activists, patients, and some Palestinians injured in recent clashes near Gaza's border with Israel will attempt an arduous journey out of besieged strip.

Barbara, an 85-year-old obstetrician from California, has joined the Freedom Flotilla to deliver aid to the besieged Gaza Strip.

Israel's sea barrier to further isolate besieged Gaza

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Israel's sea barrier to further isolate besieged Gaza

Israel began building a sea barrier off the Mediterranean coast, Tel Aviv announced on Sunday, further isolating the besieged Gaza enclave.

<em>Freedom</em> <em>Flotilla</em> ‘prepared for everything’ despite facing German harassment

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Freedom Flotilla ‘prepared for everything’ despite facing German harassment

Freedom Flotilla organisers say they are stuck on German waters as port authorities refuse to let them dock.

'<em>Freedom</em> <em>Flotilla</em>' arrives in Denmark ahead of Gaza journey

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'Freedom Flotilla' arrives in Denmark ahead of Gaza journey

A new four-ship Freedom Flotilla has set sail for the Gaza Strip to challenge Israel's decade-old blockade of the besieged ...

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Turkey, Israel publicly humiliate envoys during diplomatic expulsions

A war-of-words between Turkey's Erdogan and Israel's Netanyahu has led to a tit-for-tat diplomatic battle between two countries with expelled envoys publicly humiliated.

Daoud Kuttab

Obituary: Hilarion Capucci, the Aleppo-born priest who championed Palestine

Hilarion Capucci's deportation turned the bishop into a roving icon as he travelled the world speaking on behalf of the Palestinian cause, ...

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Israel appoints first ambassador to Turkey since Gaza spat

Israel appointed an ambassador to Turkey Tuesday, its first since both countries recalled their envoys five years ago amid a spat over a deadly ...

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Israel deports activists after Gaza blockade attempt

The all-women crew of a flotilla attempting to break Israel's decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip have left the country after being ...

Israel detains activists attempting to break Gaza blockade

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Israel detains activists attempting to break Gaza blockade

The 13 women activists on board a vessel attempting to break the Gaza siege are being held by Israeli forces.

The New Arab

Gaza-bound flotilla intercepted by Israeli navy

An aid convoy attempting to break the decade-long Israeli blockade of Gaza was surrounded by Israeli navy ships as it approached the shores of ...

All-women aid <em>flotilla</em> nears blockaded Gaza Strip

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All-women aid flotilla nears blockaded Gaza Strip

A group of 15 activists are hoping to breach the Israeli blockade of the beseiged Palestinian enclave, but Israeli navy forces are preparing to ...

All women Gaza-bound <em>flotilla</em> aims to break Israeli blockade

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All women Gaza-bound flotilla aims to break Israeli blockade

Dozens of activists of different nationalities set sail for the Gaza Strip from Barcelona on Wednesday, in an attempt to break the blockade ...

Cairo would cooperate with Ankara 'if Turkey ends interference'

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Cairo would cooperate with Ankara 'if Turkey ends interference'

Egypt's parliament speaker has said that Cairo was willing to mend ties with Turkey provided it does not interfere in its internal affairs.

Netanyahu: Gaza blockade 'will remain' after Turkey-Israel deal Netanyahu: Gaza blockade 'will remain' after Turkey-Israel deal

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Netanyahu: Gaza blockade 'will remain' after Turkey-Israel deal

A peace deal that has normalised relations between Turkey and Israel will not affect the Israeli siege on Gaza, Binyamin Netanyahu said on ...

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Turkey compromises on Gaza blockade, makes up with Israel

Battered by conflict and a troubled economy, Turkey is dropping previous condition for lifting Gaza blockade and normalising ties with Israel, six years after it attacked a Gaza-bound Turkish ship

Belal Dabour

Israel: God's chosen pirates

Comment: Six years after the attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, accountability remains absent, and measures to improve the ...

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Israel sued for 'breaching US sovereignty' during flotilla raid

Three Americans and a Belgian are suing the Israeli government in US federal court, arguing the raid on a US flagged ship in 2010 was a breach ...

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Could Turkish-Israeli deal ease blockade on Gaza Strip?

As Turkey and Israel seem close to reconciling after years of near-estrangement, a major condition for Ankara is for Israel to allow Turkish ...

Turkey's Erdogan briefs Hamas leader on Ankara's Israel 'deal'

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Turkey's Erdogan briefs Hamas leader on Ankara's Israel 'deal'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal on Saturday, reportedly to discuss a putative deal to restore ties ...

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Ex-Israeli PM sued in America for deadly flotilla raid

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is being sued in an American court for his country's deadly raid against Turkish boats attempting to ...

Israel deports Tunisia ex-president after forcefully blocking Gaza <em>flotilla</em> Israel deports Tunisia ex-president after forcefully blocking Gaza flotilla

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Israel deports Tunisia ex-president after forcefully blocking Gaza flotilla

Israel deported a number of members on board the flagship of a Gaza-bound flotilla, which attempted to break the Israeli siege on Gaza, ...

Egypt and Israel 'speak same language' says Israeli official

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Egypt and Israel 'speak same language' says Israeli official

Dore Gold, the director general at Israel's foreign ministry was in Egypt Sunday to discuss joint approach to 'regional challenges' as relations ...

Israel seizes Gaza <em>flotilla</em> ship in international waters

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Israel seizes Gaza flotilla ship in international waters

Concerns mount for campaigners on board the Marianne, the flagship of a Gaza-bound flotilla, including former Tunisian President Moncef ...

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