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Navy commandos escorted the Gaza-bound flotilla ship Dignite al Karama into the Ashdod Port Tuesday where police forces were deployed in the case of possible riots.
Navy senior official Brigadier-General Rani Ben Yehuda said that the takeover was restrained and that no weapons or humanitarian equipment were found on the ship.
The takeover was performed after repeated warnings. After those were ignored the force approached the ship and boarded it while clearing the passengers. No one was hurt and no damage was caused to the vessel,” Ben Yehuda said.
The Navy official estimated that the flotilla was not over but on the verge of dying down. “There are still ships aiming to arrive. It’s an ongoing campaign.