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Women activists held for trying to break Gaza blockade

A group of women activists who tried to break Israel's decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip were being held Thursday pending deportation after the Israeli navy intercepted their boat. Thirteen women, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire, were detained on Wednesday evening after their sailboat was stopped around 35 nautical miles off the coast of Gaza. The Israeli navy said it stopped them to prevent a "breach of the lawful maritime blockade" of the Palestinian enclave.
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