Organizers of a flotilla to challenge Israel's sea blockade of the Gaza Strip say they'll sail any day now, but are struggling to overcome delays that they blame on Israeli pressure. They have held regular news conferences to talk up their campaign, but are so cautious that they refuse to say where their boats are docked.
Dire warnings and diplomatic sensitivities shadow the politically charged plan to deliver aid to the Palestinian territory. The looming fear is a reprise of a similar mission a year ago that ended when nine activists on a Turkish vessel died in a raid by Israeli commandos who rappelled on board from helicopters in the pre-dawn darkness...
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