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Gaza aid ship intercepted, not boarded: Activist

The Israeli navy intercepted and was shadowing an Irish-owned aid ship bound for Gaza today, but a spokeswoman for the activists aboard said an earlier report that troops were aboard the vessel was wrong.

world Updated: Jun 05, 2010 09:45 IST

The Israeli navy intercepted and was shadowing an Irish-owned aid ship bound for Gaza on Saturday, but a spokeswoman for the activists aboard said an earlier report that troops were aboard the vessel was wrong.

"They have not been boarded. They are being followed," said Greta Berlin of the Free Gaza movement, who added that contact with those aboard the Rachel Corrie was intermittent.

The group had based its earlier statement about a boarding on an unconfirmed report from an Israeli radio station, Berlin said.