Gaza-bound yacht incercepted

A French yacht that sailed from Greece on Sunday carrying activists aiming to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza was stopped on Tuesday.

The Israeli navy intercepted the Dignite Al Karama in the eastern Mediterranean and forced it to go to Ashdod on the coast of Israel.

The 17-passenger yacht had declared an Egyptian port as its destination when it left Greece but changed course for the Gaza Strip.

The Greek coast guard has prevented several vessels from sailing to Gaza.