BBC News, July 7, 2009
The ship left the Cypriot port of Larnaca on Monday
Israel has deported eight pro-Palestinian activists detained at sea last week as they tried to ferry aid to Gaza in defiance of Israel’s blockade.
Nobel peace laureate Mairead Maguire and former US congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was among them.
They complain the Israeli navy seized them illegally in Palestinian waters.
Israel’s navy has blockaded Gaza since the election victory of Hamas militants in 2006. It said the Greek ship ignored orders to stop and was intercepted.