Greece halts Canadian ship in Gaza flotilla
Flotilla makes waves for Israel
By Jim Rankin Toronto Star July 1 2011
AGIO NIKOLAOS, GREECE—After months of remaining secret, the location of the Canadian ship participating in Freedom Flotilla II to Gaza was outed in this Greek seaside town when authorities boarded it — on Canada Day — and tried to seize the ship’s transit log, which is need to sail.
Flotilla organizers alleged there had been acts of sabotage against two ships earlier in the week.
Then on Friday came an edict from the Greek government — under pressure from Israel, organizers charge — that blocked the Canadian boat and other ships from setting out to challenge the Israeli sea blockade of Gaza and to deliver humanitarian aid.