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Gaza-bound boat: Greek commandos forced us back

Heavily armed Greek troops force Gaza-bound boat to turn back, US activists say;
'They arrived with machine guns, it was scary,' American-Israeli on board vessel tells Ynet.
Activists slam Greece for doing Israel's 'dirty work'

Yaron Druckman
Latest Update: 07.01.11

Heavily armed Greek forces with their firearms drawn forced a Gaza-bound ship to turn around and return to Greece, where the vessel is now being held in a military base, activists on board the Audacity of Hope said Friday evening.

"We were forced to go back to a Greek port surrounded with bars and barbwire," a Twitter message from the Gaza-bound vessel said. "We were in a holding pattern for probably three hours when the commandos arrived with drawn weapons."

Hagit Borer, an Israeli-American citizen on the ship, told Ynet: "They are not letting us out. They took us back to a military dockyard and let the journalists di

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Added: Jul-1-2011 Occurred On: Jul-1-2011
By: aydeo
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Tags: Greek troops, force, Gaza-bound boat, turn back
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