10.07.2011 08.Tammus, 5771
Pro-Palestinian activists withdraw Tahrir ship from Gaza flotilla
Withdrawal of Tahrir after failing to get Greek authority permission to sail leaves only two ships from the original flotilla still planning on sailing to Gaza.
Activists onboard the Tahrir withdrew their ship from the planned flotilla to Gaza yesterday evening, after failing to gain permission from the Greek authorities to sail. The final straw came after the authorities asked for new documents that had not previously been required.
There are now just two ships from the original flotilla still planning to reach Gaza. One is Dignity El Karameh, with a French delegation of activists; it has been at sea for two weeks, waiting for the other vessels to join it. A few days ago, the vessel anchored in Crete in order to refuel. The other ship is the Greek-Swedish-Norwegian Giuliano, which left Athens last Wednesday….