GAZA, July 8 (KUNA) -- Israel was able to block the Gaza-bound Juliano
ship, carrying a flag of Sierra Leone, from sailing from Greece, Israeli
public radio report said on Friday.
The radio said that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman telephoned
the President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma and asked him to stop the
sailing of the ship.
Lieberman claimed during the conversation that the ship, part of the
freedom flotilla II aid campaign to Gaza Strip, was working "instigating" the
The Israeli radio said that the President answered Lieberman call, ordering
the removal of the flag, which allowed Greece authority to stop the ship from
In recent days, Greek authorities blocked the flotillah II ships from
sailing to Gaza Strip, which is under Israeli siege for the past five years.
Israeli has used tremendous influence on Greece to stop the ships from
sailing to Gaza. (end)
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