Swedish dockworkers to block Israeli ships, goods

Published: Jun 5, 2010 13:51 Updated: Jun 5, 2010 13:51 

STOCKHOLM: Swedish dockworkers will launch a weeklong blockade of Israeli ships 
and goods arriving in the Nordic nation to protest Monday's attack on a 
Gaza-destined aid flotilla.

Nine activists died after Israeli troops intercepted the convoy.

Swedish Port Workers Union spokesman Peter Annerback says workers will refuse 
to handle Israeli goods and ships during the June 15-24 blockade. The union has 
some 1,500 members and supports "Ship to Gaza," which took part in the flotilla.

It says "the reason for the blockade is the unprecedented criminal attack on 
the peaceful ship convoy." It was unclear Saturday how much the blockade would 
affect trade between the two countries since the union still needs to identify 
cargos with Israeli origin.

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