Activists vow to stand by Gazans

Determination to break Israeli siege strong despite deportation and capture of ship.

    Seven pro-Palestinian activists from the Rachel Corrie, an aid ship on its way to the Gaza Strip when it was forced to change course by Israeli forces and taken to the port of Ashdod, have been deported to Jordan.

    They say despite being peaceful and calm when Israeli soldiers boarded the vessel on Saturday, the troops still pointed guns at their heads.

    While they failed to deliver the 1,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid they were carrying, they believe their actions have succeeded in raising awareness about the conditions Palestinians endure under the Israeli blockade.

    And they are still determined to make further attempts to break the siege.

    Al Jazeera's Nisreen el-Shamayleh met up with the activists when they came through the King Hussein Bridge crossing from Israel to Jordan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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