The Israeli military says commandos have boarded a French boat attempting to breach Israel’s sea blockade of the Gaza Strip. Activists onboard the yacht did not resist, officials said. The military has said it will stop anyone who tries to break the blockade, which Israel says it set up four years ago to combat arms smuggling. A Montreal activist was found on the boat, which is the only vessel left from a larger flotilla that planned to sail weeks ago before being blocked by Greek authorities.
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