The Israeli military, enforcing a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, have prevented two Palestinian boats from reaching the open sea. The attempt was part of a wider Palestinian protest against Israeli policies in Gaza. On Tuesday dozens of small motor boats and two larger vessels carrying 17 people departed from a seaport in Gaza Strip. Their stated goal was to break out of the Israeli-enforced naval blockade of the area and travel to an undisclosed location. The so-called Freedom Flotilla was carrying people, who Palestinian activists said were illegally restricted by Israel from leaving Gaza Strip, including students and two people injured in the border fence violence by Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
The Freedom flotilla preparing to set sail in its attempt to break the Israeli naval blockade over #Gaza. During the #GreatReturnMarch Israel expanded Gaza’s fishing zone from 6 to 9 nautical miles. Israel also started building a sea barrier near Gaza (#photos via @simonarann) pic.twitter.com/TqYeLWQKWP
— Asaf Ronel (@AsafRonel) May 29, 2018
The action was probably more symbolic than practical in nature, aimed at showcasing the effect that the Israeli blockade has on the life in Gaza Strip 11 years after being imposed. Three other events under the same name, which involved ships trying to reach the Palestinian territories despite the blockade, were thwarted in the past by the IDF.
The first case in 2010 ended in:
Nelson Mandela Visit to the USA with Words That Have a Profound Meaning Today!
Ted Koppel’s interview with Nelson Mandela in 1990 on ABC News. Nelson Mandela visited the U.S. for the first time after being freed from 27 years of imprisonment in South Africa. Here is sectioned out footage of his views on Palestine, Israel , Yasser Arafat along with mentions of Fidel Castro and Gaddafi on Cuba and Libya.