Posted by | June 4, 2010 23:57 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Israeli Navy intercepted the aid ship Rachel Corrie as it was headed for Gaza to bring supplies and relief.

The ship, named after a pro-Palestinian activist killed in Gaza in 2003, was 16 miles from the besieged Palestinian territory and the Israel navy did not take any further actions, an activist onboard the ship told Al-Jazeera TV.

Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American citizen from the state of Washington who was bulldozed down when she acted as a human shield to try to prevent the destruction of a Palestinian home.

Among those aboard the Rachel Corrie, campaigners said, were Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire from Northern Ireland and Denis Halliday, an Irish former senior official at the United Nations.

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