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The UN and human rights groups have appealed to Israel to end the siege on Gaza, which has had a devastating impact on the two million Palestinians living there.

A second ship in a pro-Palestine flotilla attempting to break the siege on Gaza has been impounded by Israel.

Seized Gaza ship captain accuses Israel of breaking law

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Seized Gaza ship captain accuses Israel of breaking law

The captain of a Norwegian boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists en route to Gaza has accused Israeli authorities of violating the law by boarding the vessel in international waters

#FreedomFlotilla: Israel stops 'medicine packed' al-Awda boat entering Gaza

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#FreedomFlotilla: Israel stops 'medicine packed' al-Awda boat entering Gaza

After hoping the flotilla would reach the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli naval forces have blocked the al-Awda boat from entering the ...

SOS message: 'Israel kidnapped participants of <em>Freedom</em> <em>Flotilla</em>'

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SOS message: 'Israel kidnapped participants of Freedom Flotilla'

Israeli naval forces have blocked the al-Awda flotilla boat from reaching the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza.

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Freedom Flotilla edging closer to besieged Gaza

The Freedom Flotilla attempting to break the brutal siege on Gaza could arrive as early as Sunday, activists say.

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New 'freedom flotilla' to set sail from besieged Gaza

A flotilla of small boats carrying activists, patients, and some Palestinians injured in recent clashes near Gaza's border with Israel ...

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Meet the 85-year-old trying to break the Gaza siege

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

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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 ...

Turkey, Israel publicly humiliate envoys during diplomatic expulsions

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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 ...

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

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, ...

Israel appoints first ambassador to Turkey since Gaza spat

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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 ...

Israel deports activists after Gaza blockade attempt

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

Turkey compromises on Gaza blockade, makes up with Israel

The New Arab

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, ...

Israel: God's chosen pirates

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 ...

Israel sued for 'breaching US sovereignty' during <em>flotilla</em> raid

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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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