Israel found itself facing a wave of international criticism after storming a flotilla en route to Gaza on May 31, 2010. Nine people died in the incident. More ships are attempting to break the blockade again this year.
June 30, 2011 An activist checks letters written from children of the "U.S. boat to Gaza" at Perama port near Athens. It may still be anyone's guess when a small international convoy of vessels carrying pro-Palestinian activists and aid will set sail from Greece to the Gaza Strip in a challenge to Israel's naval blockade of the territory run by Hamas. But, mindful of the bloodshed at sea and global outcry that marked a similar event last year, the opposing sides are already battling for hearts and minds in the social and mainstream media. John Kolesidis/Reuters Buy Photo