Uzi Dayan: Israel must announce Turkish warships casus beli

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
June 7, 2010 15:55




Israel must send Turkey a clear message that if Turkish warships are sent to accompany the next flotilla trying to break the embargo on Gaza, these will be considered acts of war by Israel , Uzi Dayan, former deputy Chief of General Staff, told Army Radio Monday morning.

"If the Turkish prime minister joins such a flotilla,” Dayan said, “we should make clear beforehand this would be an act of war, and we would not try to take over the ship he was on, but would sink it.”

“If Israel doesn't make this clear beforehand, the Turks will grow increasingly self-assured, and we may indeed find ourselves facing such a scenario, which could have been averted.”

Uzi Dayan attacked a letter sent by Navy veterans calling for a commission of inquiry as confused and irresponsible.

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