THE IRISH SHIP that was intended to sail to Gaza as part of a ‘freedom flotilla’
has been damaged while docked in a Greek port.
The MV Saoirse had been preparing to meet up with an Italian ship today and sail to Gaza.
However, the Irish Ship to Gaza group said that it had been discovered that the MV Saoirse
had suffered “extensive” damage in Pireaus port.
The group is claiming that it is an act of sabotage
and former Fianna Fail TD Chris Andrews said that the damage to a propeller
meant that the boat cannot sail
and that it would have most likely led to the boat sinking had it been in the open sea.
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Heavily armed Greek troops force Gaza-bound boat to turn back, US activists say;
‘They arrived with machine guns, it was scary,’ American-Israeli on board vessel tells Ynet.
Activists slam Greece for doing Israel’s ‘dirty work’