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Gaza aid ships intercepted by Israel

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A flotilla of human rights activists on their way to deliver aid to the Gaza strip have been intercepted by the Israeli navy.

A Turkish television channel reported that Israeli troops fired at the international convoy early on Monday morning, killing two aid activists and wounding at least 30 more.

The flotilla included a Turkish ferry carrying 600 people and was organised by pro-Palestinian groups and a Turkish human rights organisation.

Israel had warned the convoy that it would be stopped if it tried to reach Gaza by sea, despite a request by Turkey to give the ships safe passage.

Israel set up a holding camp for the activists at the coastal city of Ashdod. Activists risk arrest and detention.