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The 'Mavi Marmara' 311 (R).
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leader from Holland Amin Abu Rashid has been seen in recent days
training with a Gaza-bound flotilla crew in Greece, according to a
report by Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf on Thursday.Rashid,
described as the "brain" behind the flotilla, helped arrange the
purchasing of the Dutch boat expected to be used in the expedition, De Telegraaf reported.
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RELATED:Livni tells UN chief: Gaza flotilla a 'grave provocation' 'Damaged Irish ship won't join flotilla after sabotage' Israel hopes Gaza flotilla delay will reduce participation Rashid also allegedly organized the majority of the funding for the flotilla, the report said. The
participation of a Hamas member in the Gaza-bound flotilla proves that
the flotilla does not have humanitarian intent, but is actually a
provocation and a terror operation, Public Affairs and Diplomacy
Minister Yuli Edelstein said in response to the report."The
participation of Hamas member Amin Abu Rashid in the flotilla, who is
known for fundraising money for Hamas terror operations, is clear proof
that this is not a humanitarian flotilla, but a provocation and a terror
operation in disguise of a flotilla," Edelstein said.
By MICHAEL WILNER
By RINA BASSIST
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