Israeli navy intercepted a French-flagged flotilla headed for Gaza

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Posted: Jul 19, 2011 8:50 AM
Israeli navy intercepted a French-flagged flotilla headed for Gaza
Reporting from Jerusalem— Israeli naval vessels on Tuesday seized a French-flagged protest boat with 16 pro-Palestinian passengers as it attempted to break through Israel's sea blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli officials said the takeover occurred without the kind violence and bloodshed that erupted more than a year ago, when nine Turkish activists on a similar protest flotilla were shot and killed by Israeli commandos who came under attack by passengers as they dropped onto the vessel from military helicopters.