Netanyahu: Freedom Flotilla 2 a provocation

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    OCCUPIED JURUSALEM, (PIC)-- Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu has described the Freedom Flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip as a "provocation".

    He told the ambassadors of the European Union in a meeting on Monday that that the provocative voyage slated for mid May might ignite tension in the entire region.

    He asked the European envoys to convey a message to their governments not to allow the sail of this fleet from their ports, adding, "This flotilla must be stopped."

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    ATHENS (AFP) – A flotilla of ships is preparing to sail to Gaza to mark the first anniversary on May 31 of a deadly Israeli raid against a similar convoy, organisers said Monday.

    Dubbed "Freedom Flotilla II", the mission will bring together participants from 50 countries in a bid to break Israel's blockade of Gaza.

    Israeli troops raided a previous flotilla last May 31 in a controversial operation that left nine Turkish activists dead and drew international condemnation.

    For security reasons, organisers said they would not disclose the number of ships taking part this year or their point of departure, although they have previously said 15 ships could participate, compared with six last year.

    Speaking to European representatives earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called plans for a new flotilla a "provocation" and said it was in the common interest of Israel and Europe for the flotilla to be stopped. Netanyahu has also called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon to help stop the flotilla.

    Preparations for new Gaza flotilla 'on track': organisers - Yahoo! News
     
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    Of course, it is.
     
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    It was Natalie Portman....right?

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    NAZARETH, (PIC)-- Israeli ambassador to Turkey Gaby Levy has officially asked Turkish diplomats for help in thwarting an international Gaza-bound flotilla due to set sail this May, saying the convoy is tantamount to a provocation to Israel, Hebrew press reported.

    The convoy will include the Mavi Marmara, which was attacked by Israeli military last May, killing nine on board and injuring many more, and about 15 other ships.

    Levy assured that the ships would be allowed to enter the Gaza Strip through ”legal channels”, but he did not clarify whether or not Israel intends to use force or violence to thwart the convoy, daily Haaretz said.

    The move came after media reports indicated that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was mulling the possibility of allowing the ships to enter if they agreed to be searched by an international force before arrival. But he has so far not made an official decision.

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    These "peace" flotillas are all bullshit, they are being sent for political reasons only and not to help people. There are people in African countries like Somalia and Ethiopia starving with no food, how come there are no flotillas going there? not enough Jews?
     
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    That is true. Israel wanted to lock up Gaza and keep it out of sight.

    The flotillas put Gaza on the front page. Good plan.
     
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    Word!
     
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