Truthout - The French-flagged ship, Dignité - al Karama, was halted by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) en route to the shores of Gaza this morning. The small vessel was boarded and reportedly towed to the Israeli port of Ashdod. There were 16 people on the boat, with French, Greek, Tunisian, Canadian and Swedish passengers among them. As coalition organizers stated, "It is now the representative of the entire Freedom Flotilla II." Read more.