California protesters 311 AP.
(photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Hundreds of protesters condemning the IDF's recent raid on an international flotilla bound for Gaza picketed at the Port of Oakland on Sunday, where an Israeli ship was due to arrive.
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The demonstrators gathered to prevent the incoming ship from being unloaded.
The dock's day shift of longshoremen agreed to not cross the picket
The protest came as Israel said it would immediately
allow all goods into Gaza
except weapons and items deemed to have a
military use under its decision to ease the three-year-old blockade.
The security cabinet had decided last week to ease the blockade under
intense international pressure after the raid that killed nine
The San Francisco Chronicle
quoted Oakland police as saying that that there were no arrests.