Tuesday, September 28, 2010

******Jewishboat2gaza UPDATES

Contact with boat 0700 GMT - between 20 and
25 miles from Gaza's shore.
20 miles is the limit of the naval blockade imposed by Israel on

12 nautical miles is the limit of Gaza territorial waters, occupied

 The Navy are 2 miles away and in site. More updates ASAP

The boat made contact again at 07:58 GMT. Navy boats approaching, about 2 miles away.

Being escorted by an Navy boat at a distance. They're 25 miles from shore

The boat is now being hailed by the Israeli Navy

Latest news from the boat - Hailed by navy - See attached response  http://jewishboattogaza.org/?p=336

An Israeli destroyer is cutting off their path.   Another small boat is  also approaching.
Several small boats and a frigate are stationary aboat a mile away from Irene.
The army hailed them and said they can not go to Gaza, which is  restricted and Irene’s passengers will be legally liable, especially the Israelis.
The frigate then moved closer while the small boat is now crossing their path too – it has machine guns front and back of it.
They frigate is blocking their path and some of the smaller boats are now trailing them.
Transmission ended at: 9.37 GMT

Palestine - Jewishship2gaza: Last known location of the boat http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=31+47+N+34+12+E&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=18.388688,39.506836&ie=UTF8&ll=31.784217,34.200439&spn=1.648262,2.469177&z=9 ...  radio silence. apparently boarded and taken over.

Navy seizes control of Gaza-bound flotilla.
Navy forces seized control of the ship "Irene" which entered a "no-sailing" zone near the Gaza coast line. No violence by crew members or Navy forces was exercised.

The IDF ordered the vessel to stop twice, but it did not comply. Navy vessels are a...ccompanying the ship to the Ashdod Port. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3961347,00.html

pictures, update by IDF