IDF intercepts Gaza flotilla without incident, redirects it towards Ashdod port

June 29, 2015 05:28

An IDF spokesman said Monday morning that after careful deliberation and exhaustive diplomatic efforts, Israeli security forces acted to prevent the  flotilla "Marian" from breaching the the shores of Gaza, violating Israel naval blockade of the coastal enclave.

According to the IDF, Israeli security forces boarded the vessel without incident after passengers made it clear after numerous attempts that they would not acquiesce to the Army's demands and were subsequently force to proceed towards the port of Ashdod. The vessel is currently being escorted to Ashdod Port and is expected to arrive within 12-24 hours.

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