Deputy Defense Minister Manan Vilna'i on Tuesday hinted that Israel had sabotaged some of the ships which were meant to take part in a Gaza-bound flotilla which the Navy raided the previous day.
When asked during an Israel Radio interview whether it might not have been possible to stop the ships in a more sophisticated manner, Vilna'i responded, “Every possibility was considered. The fact is that there were ten less ships in the flotilla than were originally planned.”
The deputy defense minister stressed that there was no choice put to stop the ships, as otherwise supplies would have been transferred to terror bases in the Gaza Strip, which threaten “the very heart” of Israel.
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