New boats headed to Gaza to challenge blockade

JERUSALEM (AP) - Organizers of the Gaza aid flotilla that was the target of a deadly Israeli naval raid say they're sending two more ships to the area within the next few days.

Greta Berlin of the Free Gaza Movement says a cargo boat is already on the way to challenge Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. She says a second boat carrying about three dozen passengers is expected to join it.

Meanwhile, criticism inside Israel was spreading Tuesday about the botched raid, which killed at least nine activists.

Israeli officials say about 50 of the 671 activists aboard the flotilla have been taken to Israel's international airport for deportation. They say others have refused to identify themselves and will remain in detention.

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