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Press release The hijacked Ship to Gaza trawler Marianne of Gothenburg, Israeli web paper Ynet reports, anchored at the Israeli port in Ashdod this evening,  just before 21.00PM (Swedish time).
Press release Press release from Freedom Flotilla Coalition
Press release Ship to Gaza’s Swedish-flagged fishing trawler Marianne of Gothenburg has been boarded by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) about 100 nautical miles from Gaza. Last contact with Marianne took place 00:57 Swedish time.
News The Israeli military (IDF) announces on their blog that they have boarded the fishing vessel Marianne of Gothenburg on it’s way to Gaza. All passengers will be transported to the Israeli seaport Ashdod within 12 to 24 hours.
Press release At 00.57 (GTM+2) we had our last contact with Ship to Gaza’s trawler Marianne of Gothenburg. We were informed that the three military vessels who identified themselves as Israeli navy, has now moved even closer. The distance was estimated to 500 meters. The position was located to 31° 43' North, 32° 33' East​, about 105 nautical miles from the destination Gaza city. 
Press release Marianne of Gothenburg can now be located 279 nautical miles from Gaza. -Military vessels and reconnaissance planes appeared near Marianne during Saturday afternoon, says Joel Opperdoes kaptain onboard Marianne.
Press release Today, June 26th 2015, four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail from their final European points of departure. Through nonviolent resistance they will challenge the illegal blockade of the Palestinian Gaza strip, which is running on its 9th year, sailing as always from international waters directly into Palestinian waters.
News Media and the public from all around the world are following Ship to Gaza and the Freedom Flotilla on their way towards Gaza. The trawler Marianne av Göteborg and the rest of the Flotilla are now only a day or two from their destination Gaza.
Press release This year’s mission, organized by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition against the blockade and the siege of Gaza, is about to sail to highlight the violation of the rights of 1.8 million Palestinians living in the world’s largest open-air prison.
Photo: Anders Henrikson
News In an interview for Jerusalem Post, the Freedom Flotilla III passenger and Ship to Gaza spokesperson Dror Feiler tells about the aim of the flotilla and the attempt to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza.
News The Israeli paper Israel Hayom declares Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs director-general Dore Gold has written a letter to the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon in protest against the Freedom Flotilla (including Ship to Gaza) and their attempt to break the Israeli blockade against Gaza. Gold writes:
Picture: Pablo Miranzo
Press release June 24, 2015To Margot Wallström, foreign Minister of Sweden Dear Ms Foreign Minister,
News Initially the Israeli Prime Minister was forced to comment on the report from OHCHR (the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) which states the fact that Israel as well as Hamas has made them selves guilty of crimes against the human rights during the war in Gaza last summer.
Foto: Orrling - Creative commons license 3.0
News Dr Basel Ghattas, Knesset member for the Balad Party, will be a passenger at Freedom Flottila III. He has also written a letter to Israeli Prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu and Minister of Defence Moshe Ya'alon stating that the attempt of the flottila is to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza and provide humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in Gaza.