'The Israeli navy has intercepted the Zaytouna-Oliva aid ship that was planning to break the decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip to raise awareness, according to the initiative’s organizers and local media.
The ship, intercepted some 35 nautical miles (nearly 80 kilometers) away from the Israeli coast, was redirected to the port city of Ashdod, Haaretz reported. The passengers on board showed no resistance when Israeli forces took over the flotilla.
The seizure was confirmed by the Israeli Defense Forces.'
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