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Jewish activists aboard a boat sailing towards the Gaza blockade say they expect Israel to intercept them. The campaigners say their objective is to show not all Jews support their government's policy towards the Palestinians. The attempt to deliver humanitarian aid comes almost four months after an Israeli raid on another flotilla ended with nine activists being killed. The incident was condemned worldwide and labelled a brutal and disproportionate attack. The Jewish state still claims the incident was 'self-defence' and considers the Turkish charity group which led the flotilla, terrorists linked to HAMAS. A recent UN report came to the conclusion that Israel's military broke international laws. RT talked to UN Watch, a group that is part of the American Jewish lobby, that monitors the activities of the United Nations. Its executive director Hillel Neuer believes the ongoing investigation is nothing more than another attack on Israel. The outcry over the flotilla deaths did lead to an easing of the Gaza blockade, although some restrictions are still in place. And Adnan Abu Hasna from the United Nations relief agency says easing the blockade made little difference to life in Gaza.