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Israel Deports Rachel Corrie Activists

Gaza protesters quietly sent packing

(Newser) - Israel has deported six of the 19 activists who tried to breach its naval blockade of Gaza, and plans to fly the rest out today, reports the BBC. Israel's quiet handling of the activists aboard the Rachel Corrie stands in marked contrast to its earlier shootout with a Turkish-based... More »

Israelis Seize Gaza-Bound Irish Aid Ship

Forces encounter no resistance from activists

(Newser) - Israeli forces seized a Gaza-bound aid vessel without meeting resistance yesterday, preventing it from breaking an Israeli maritime blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory days after a similar effort turned bloody. The military said its forces boarded the 1,200-ton Rachel Corrie from the sea, not helicopters. Army spokeswoman Lt. Col.... More »

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