|Israeli vessel hits Gaza-bound boat|
An Israeli naval vessel has hit a small boat carrying activists trying to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip.
The group said the Dignity was in international waters about 115km off the coast of Gaza when the incident occurred late on Monday.
He said that the crew of the Dignity had failed to respond to Israeli naval radio contact.
"It has destroyed the front of the boat and the roof ... and has left the cabin, the wheelhouse quite destroyed," she said.
Several small boats have arrived in the Gaza Strip carrying international activists and medical aid since August in defiance of the Israeli siege.
Ernshire said that the incident would not stop the movement trying again to take aid to the impoverished territory.
"The majority of passenger here are determined, once we reach Lebanon, to keep continuing to organise such boats as these, to reach the people of Gaza," she said.
Gaza health system is struggling to cope with the casualties from four consecutive days of aerial bombardment by Israeli warplanes and helicopter gunships.
Hospitals were already facing shortages of medicines and other medical products due to the Israeli siege imposed after the Hamas government seized full control of the territory in 2007.
As well as more than three tonnes of aid, the Dignity was