Netanyahu orders defense establishment to prevent flotilla

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 27, 2011 12:05

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday ordered the defense establishment not to allow any ship to reach Gaza's shores, Israel Radio reported.

Netanahyu made the comments during a meeting of the security cabinet over preparations Israel was taking to deal with a new flotilla expected to be setting sail for Gaza this week.

During the meeting, cabinet ministers voted in favor of a resolution preventing the planned flotilla from arriving in Gaza and giving the IDF authority to prevent the ships' arrival while trying to avoid casualties.


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