BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – A flotilla carrying students and patients called ‘Freedom Ship 7’ departed from the Gaza port on Monday, in an attempt to break the Israeli naval blockade on the Strip.
Israeli Navy forces dispersed the flotilla, which saw the participation of around 55 fishing boats.
“We will not stop our movement, neither in land nor in sea, until this siege is broken,” Gaza’s Breaking the Siege Committee spokesperson Adham Abu-Selmia said.
Israeli forces fired tear gas on protesters gathered near the port.
At least 49 protesters were wounded by tear gas and the alleged use of live ammunition.