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Israelis stop boat, Australian skipper outside Gaza

Gaza women showing solidarity with the boat earlier in October (AAP) Source: AAP

The Israeli navy has intercepted a boat skippered by an Australian woman and carrying only women as it aimed to break the decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip.  The Israeli military says the takeover of the vessel was brief and there were no injuries. The military says the boat is being escorted to the Israeli port of Ashdod, but there has been no word on what would happen to the people on board.