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Gaza flotilla organizers hope IDF won’t ‘repeat mistakes’ from ‘Mavi Marmara’

Swedish vessel carrying pro-Palestinian activists is expected to reach waters off coastal enclave in the coming days.

The organizers of a Gaza-bound protest ship aiming to break Israel’s blockade of the coastal enclave “see no reason” that the IDF would “repeat the mistakes” made in previous flotilla attempts, such as the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident.

The Swedish Marianne av Göteborg trawler is expected to reach its destination approximately on Tuesday, according to a representative from the company that owns the vessel.

Ann Ighe, a spokeswoman for Ship to Gaza Sweden, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday that the flotilla did not expect to be met with aggression by the navy.

“We are hoping for this to be recognized as it is – a political protest against a blockade,” she said from Greece, from where the ship recently embarked. The IDF has warned that it will not allow any vessel to cross Israel’s naval border to reach Gaza.


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