The Israeli military is preparing to stop the pro-Palestinian flotilla from reaching Gaza, according to reports from Israeli sources. On the flotilla boats are parliamentarians and diplomats from all over the world, including an Israeli Arab MK law-maker. [Photo credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit/Channel 2 News]
By Omri Ariel, JerusalemOnLine (a pro-Israeli newsletter), 21 June 2015
The IDF [Israeli Defense Force] has officially been instructed to stop the pro-Palestinian flotilla, which according to reports has sailed out and is now between Italy and Greece, headed towards the Gaza shores. It consists of two small vessels carrying pro-Palestinian activists from various countries, and which do not seem to have a large enough capacity for much humanitarian or medical equipment.
Earlier on Sunday, MK Basel Ghattas of the Joint Arab List announced his participation in the flotilla and called it “a civilian boat of peace,” adding that “trying to reach Gaza through international…
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