Israeli navy takes control of activist ship to Gaza
"We are outraged, they just stole (pirated) our boat and kidnapped our people," said Greta Berlin, a representative of the movement in Cyprus.
"The last we heard from them was 'they are surrounding us, they are surrounding us', and then the phone line went dead."
The Israeli navy has intercepted ( hijacked) an aid ship on its way to Gaza, pro-Palestinian activists say.
Members of the US-based Free Gaza Movement, who were on board the boat, said on Tuesday the Israeli navy threatened to open fire unless they turned the boat around.
The Israeli Navy stopped a Free Gaza boat ( filled with humanitarian aid) from reaching the Gaza Strip overnight Monday, activists said.
(thereby ensuring the death and misery of Gazans will increase)
One person on the boat said the navy threatened passengers that they would be shot at if they did not turn back.
The 21 human rights and solidarity workers, representing eleven different countries, set sail from Cyprus Monday morning for Gaza in yet another attempt to break the (inhumane) Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory.