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        10/13/2012, Tishrei 27, 5773

      Israel Warns Finnish Government Against Sailing to Gaza

      Israel warned the government of Finland that it would take action against the Finnish-flagged Estelle, the latest ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists attempting to break the naval blockade of Gaza.

      Finnish Foreign Ministry spokesman Risto Piipponen said Saturday,  "Israel said that it would take action to stop the ship from reaching land if it tries to break the blockade. We pointed out that it is a civilian vessel and urged them to practice restraint in any action they take."