UN ambassador: Israel has right to prevent Lebanese ship

August 20, 2010 21:02

UNITED NATIONS - UN Ambassador Gabriela Shalev said in letters Friday to the secretary-general and Security Council that Israel reserves the right under international law "to use all necessary means" to prevent a ship sailing to Gaza from the Lebanese port of Tripoli from violating the naval blockade.

Shalev said a group of individuals "with suspected ties to the Hezbollah terrorist organization" announced that the vessel Miriam would depart from Tripoli on Sunday en route to Gaza via Cyprus.

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