Government officials on Thursday raised eyebrows at a letter Israel's UN envoy Ron Prosor wrote UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this week asking for international intervention to "stop the provocation" of a small ship sailing to Gaza.
According to one official, the letter – which said the Vikings had a better moral compass than the passengers of the Estelle which is expected to arrive near Gaza in the coming days— gave a publicity boost to the ship that is challenging the IDF's naval blockade of Gaza.
"One ship does not a flotilla make," said one official of the ship carrying what Prosor called "weekend revolutionaries" with "radical and extremist agendas."
Israel's blockade policy remains intact, and the ship will be stopped, one official said.
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