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Blockade-breaking trip postponed

08-23-2010 08:42 BJT

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The organizers of a Lebanese ship hoping to break Israel's Gaza blockade, say they've had to postponed the trip as Greek Cypriot authorities have refused the ship's entry.

The ship named "Mariam", cannot travel directly to Gaza, because Lebanon is technically at war with Israel. The vessel must pass through a third country first.

Israel, urged Lebanon and the international community, to prevent the vessel from sailing to Gaza. Israel, also said it reserves the right "to use all necessary means" to enforce the naval blockade.

Under growing pressure to open Gaza's borders, Israel decided to let in most consumer goods, but military-related material remain banned. The organizers have not given a specific departure date so far.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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