Thursday, July 21, 2011

(VIDEO) Israel Navy Board French Yacht

Israeli Navy personnel boarded a French yacht heading for Gaza after it ignored calls to divert its course for Egypt or the port of Ashdod the army said.

The army said soldiers did not encounter any resistance in the takeover and planned to tow the yacht to the port of Ashdod.

The Dignite al Karame left Greece over the weekend naming its destination as Egypt but once in international waters changed its course for Gaza hoping to break the Israeli imposed blockade.

On Tuesday morning Israeli naval vessels surrounded the yacht tens of miles from the Gaza Strip shore and in English and French military officials called on the occupants to change course, warning if they ignored the request personnel would board the vessel.

Want alerts for new videos?
Like us on Facebook.