French ship nearing blockaded Gaza
Jerusalem - The Israeli military says it has made initial contact with a ship attempting to break Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.
The military spokesperson's office said the ship was notified that it was approaching the blockaded area.
It did not say what response, if any, the activists aboard the ship gave.
Activists could not be contacted on Wednesday.
The vessel, the Dignity al-Karama, is the only ship remaining from a larger protest flotilla that had hoped to sail weeks ago but was blocked by Greek authorities.
Sixteen activists and journalists are aboard the French-based ship.