Lone yacht from flotilla heads to Gaza - activists

July 18, 2011 15:10

A French yacht carrying pro-Palestinian activists was sailing towards the Gaza Strip on Monday after other ships in a flotilla that planned to challenge Israel's blockade were grounded in Greece, organizers said.

The 17-passenger "Dignite-AlKarama" left Greek waters on Sunday and was on course to reach the Palestinian enclave by Tuesday, according to a statement by French campaigners working with the umbrella Free Gaza Movement.

"It is now the voice of the whole Freedom Flotilla, as all its (other) ships were forbidden to sail by the Greek government thereby fulfilling a clear demand by the Israeli government," the statement said.

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