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Israel intercepts protest vessel trying to break naval blockade of Gaza

Israeli naval forces board boat carrying 13 female activists, including Irish Nobel peace prize laureate Mairead Maguire The Israeli navy has intercepted a boat carrying female pro-Palestinian activists trying to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip and said it was escorting the vessel to shore. The Israeli military said the interception had been brief and there had been no injuries, unlike the 2010 takeover of an international flotilla in which 10 Turks were killed in clashes with Israeli troops.
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