One of the French boats of a flotilla bound for Gaza with some 40 activists on board pretends on July 4, 2011 to leave the port of Pireus near Athens. Greek authorities prevented on July 1 the ships of the flotilla from sailing towards Gaza. Their naval forces blocked the path of two ships, American and Canadian, when they attempted to challenge the decision. The Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip on July 3 repeated its calls for Greece to allow the flotilla to set sail for the Israeli-blockaded Palestinian territory. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK