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The Tahrir and the MV Saoirse, former components of the failed “Freedom Flotilla II” to Gaza in July (failed due to a combination of sabotage and an unsupportive Greece), are trying again.

The Tahrir, a Canadian ship by origin, flies the Comoros flag. The MV Saoirse, an Irish ship by origin, flies the American flag.

The two ships are reported to have left the Turkish port of Fethiye with activists on board (and with Rhodes as the supposed destination), and will be due in blockade waters within days.

Not all the attempts at breaking Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip have been “incidents,” but none of them have been successful, either. Potential for another Mavi Marmara looms.

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Written by M. James

November 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Posted in News

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