Israel: We had no part in Irish flotilla ship sabotage

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 2, 2011 13:07

Israel was not behind the engine damage caused to an Irish ship participating in the Gaza-bound flotilla, Foreign Ministry officials said on Saturday. "We had not part in this," an official told Israeli media.

Last week, "Saoirse," one of ten ships set to sail in the mass movement to break the Gaza sea blockade, was docked in Turkish waters when it sustained engine damage. Fintan Lane, coordinator of the Irish Ship to Gaza organization, called the act "dangerous sabotage" and said the ship he believed divers had worked underwater to cut a piece of the propeller shaft.


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