MV Rachel Corrie

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MV Rachel Corrie is a ship that is owned and operated by the Free Gaza Movement.[1] The ship is named in honour of Rachel Corrie, a former member of the International Solidarity Movement. It was built by J.J. Sietas in Hamburg in 1967, and was originally named Carsten. it has also carried the names Norasia Attika, Manya and more recently Linda.

In June 2010, the ship was boarded by Israeli Defence Forces while it was trying to deliver humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Peter Walker (1 June 2010). "Irish aid boat holds course towards Gaza despite Israel warning". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  2. Berger, Robert. Israeli Navy Intercepts Aid Ship Headed for Gaza. Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine Voice of America. 5 June 2010.

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