Palestinian Territory

    A Libyan cargo ship carrying humanitarian supplies for Gaza has turned back before reaching the strip. Palestinian officials said the ship was intercepted by the Israeli navy. Israeli officials denied there had been a confrontation. Israel has recently tightened its economic blockade of Gaza after an increase in border clashes. The Libyan ship was the first attempt by an Arab state to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip. European and other pro-Palestinian activists have made three sea journeys from Cyprus and landed in Gaza. (BBC)

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