The Israeli move came as Palestinian resistance group Hamas and Israel are reportedly holding a meeting to discuss a five-year gradual truce to end the 11-year Israeli blockade on Gaza.
The docking of the ship with 230 migrants comes hours after Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced permission to let it in. He said seven EU countries had offered to share the burden of the migrants with Malta.
This is the second major shipment of humanitaian aid which Turkey has sent to Gaza in the past two months.
Researchers set to announce that wreckage of Captain Cook's ship Endeavour may be submerged in US harbour.
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