Flotilla Diary / Sailing on a bucket, surrounded by commandos

20.07.2011                      18.Tammus, 5771

"Friedensflottille II":

Flotilla Diary / Sailing on a bucket, surrounded by commandos

Amira Hass reports from the last sole survivor of the Gaza flotilla as it sets sail from Greece towards Gaza.

Three battle ships and seven commando boats of different sizes and types were scrambled yesterday to intercept a small bucket named Dignite –Al-Karame (Respect), three nautical miles from the shore.
At least 150 soldiers were sent to sea early morning in order to carry out the mission: to prevent ten citizens of the "Freedom Flotilla," alongside three crewmen and three journalists, from reaching the port of Gaza….