Free Gaza Movement accuses Israel of covert sabotage

19:21, June 04, 2010      

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The Free Gaza Movement accused Israel on Friday of sabotaging some of their ships carrying humanitarian aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Six ships of the aid flotilla were raided by the Israeli navy on Monday morning in international waters. Nine activists, most of them Turks, were killed and dozens of others injured during the operation, prompting outrage from all over the world.

Two other ships, Challenger 1 and 2, suffered mechanical problems as they sailed toward the rendezvous location south off Cyprus.

"The ships have not reached their target...because covert action was taken against them," Israeli army Colonel Itzik Tourgeman on Tuesday told the Knesset Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee, Israeli news website isrealnationalnews.com reported.

In a statement e-mailed to Xinhua and other international media organizations, the organizers said they already had suspicions about what happened to the two boats, which had received regular maintenance.


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