Israel navy warns Iranian aid ship for Gaza to leave

"If these warnings continue we will change our route from Gaza to the (Egyptian) port of el-Arish,"head of Iran's Red Crescent said.

Israel navy warns Iranian aid ship for Gaza to leave

Israeli warships have ordered an Iranian vessel carrying humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza to leave the area, an Iranian aid official was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars News Agency on Wednesday.

Iran, which has condemned Israel's assault on the coastal territory, earlier this week said the aid ship was nearing Gaza but state radio reported on Tuesday it had been stopped by Israel's navy.

"It (the Iranian ship) is now 45 miles away from Gaza and an hour ago, again, we received a warning from Israeli warships to leave the region," the head of Iran's Red Crescent, Massoud Khatami, said, according to Fars.

"If these warnings continue we will change our route from Gaza to the (Egyptian) port of el-Arish," he said without giving any detail on the Israeli warning.

Reuters
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