Amalthea vessel
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Israel tries to stop Libyan ship bound for Gaza

Israeli navy vessels are shadowing a Libyan-chartered ship carrying aid for Gaza, in defiance of the blockade, despite confusion about its final destination.

The Gaddafi Foundation insists the Moldovan-flagged Amalthea is ignoring a warning from Israel to change course.

However, Egyptian and Israeli officials say its captain has agreed to divert to the Egyptian port of El-Arish.

Jon Donnison reports.

  • 14 Jul 2010