Israel seizes control of boat in Gaza blockade protest

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News ID: 23593
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Publish Date: 8:57 - 30 May 2018
TEHRAN, May 30 - Israeli occupation forces stopped and seized a Palestinian protest boat Tuesday, the army said, as those aboard sought to demonstrate against the Zionist entity’s blockade of Gaza.

Israel seizes control of boat in Gaza blockade protest

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The incident occurred amid high tensions in Gaza after the Resistance fired some 28 mortars onto the Zionist settlements in the vicinity of the Strip.

The boat, carrying sick Gazans and those unable to find work, was stopped by Israeli occupation forces several miles out at sea.

The mortar attacks from Gaza came a day after Israeli tank fire killed a young Palestinian man and injured another in the southern part of the Gaza Strip as the Tel Aviv regime presses ahead with its acts of aggression against the coastal sliver.

Hamas defended mortar attacks on Israel, saying, "What the resistance carried out this morning comes within the framework of the natural right to defend our people."

Tensions have been running high along the Gaza fence since March 30, which marked the start of a series of protests, dubbed “The Great March of Return,” demanding the right to return for those driven out of their homeland.

The Gaza clashes reached their peak on May 14, the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe), which coincided this year with the US embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds. Apart from enforcing its blockade, Israel has launched several wars on the Gaza Strip, the last of which began in early July 2014.

The military aggression, which ended on August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians. Over 11,100 others were wounded.    

Source: al-Manar


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