Libya aid ship may head towards Gaza via Egyptian waters: report

13:07, July 15, 2010      

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The Libyan freighter aimed at delivering aid for Gazans may head for the Palestinian enclave via Egyptian waters, an al-Jazeera reporter on board the ship said Wednesday afternoon.

The craft could change course and steam towards the Gaza coast via Egyptian territorial waters, before or after a stop at the Egyptian port of El-Arish, Israel army radio quoted the reporter as saying.

It is unclear what Israeli craft shadowing the ship could do if it continued its course towards Gaza within Egyptian waters.

The Libyan boat is currently headed for El-Arish, close to Gaza, after technical problems that stalled the craft overnight several dozen nautical miles offshore, Israeli army radio and Arabic- language media reported earlier Wednesday.

The sea change came after intensive negotiations between Israel and the Libyan organizers, via a third-party, Austrian Jewish entrepreneur, Martin Schlaff, according to German media reports.


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