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  7/19/2011, Tammuz 17, 5771

IDF Monitoring Gaza-Bound French Ship


A French ship with 17activists aboard left port en route to Gaza, Sunday, in an attempt to break Israel's naval blockade on the Hamas-controlled area. The boat was allowed to leave after its crew announced it was going to Alexandria but once they were under way, they announced it was their intention to reach Gaza.

The Israel Defense Forces are monitoring the ship's course and have made it clear that they won't allow it to deviate in the direction of Gaza. The vessel is expected to reach the area in the next 24 hours.