Israel: Gaza aid convoy can unload cargo in Ashdod for inspection

Israel on Thursday said a flotilla of activist aid boats bound for Gaza was an “outright provocation,” saying however that the organizers of the aid convoy were invited to unload their cargo at the Israeli port of Ashdod, where it would be transferred to Gaza following an inspection. The “Freedom Flotilla” consists of nine ships loaded with 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid and building materials, all headed toward Gaza in defiance of a three-year Israeli closure on the territory, home to 1.5 million Palestinians.


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