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EL-ARISH (AP) – A Libyan ship with aid for Gaza has docked in an Egyptian port after Israel’s navy stopped it from reaching the blockaded Palestinian territory.

The director of the port of El-Arish, Gamal Abdel Maqsoud, says the ship will unload its cargo Thursday and hand it over to the Red Crescent for delivery to Gaza by land.

Israeli missile ships stopped the aid vessel from reaching Gaza, which has been blockaded for three years.

The Gadhafi foundation, headed by the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, said the ship, the Amalthea, left Greece on Saturday carrying 2,000 tons of food and medical supplies.

The standoff followed a botched Israeli raid on a similar Gaza-bound ship in May in which nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed.

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