Livni tells UN chief: Gaza flotilla a 'grave provocation'

Opposition leader meets Ban in NY, 2 also discuss Palestinian statehood bid, Schalit; FM says flotilla participants motivated by hate for Israel.

Livni Ban Ki-moon 311 (photo credit: Dover Kadima [file photo])
Livni Ban Ki-moon 311
(photo credit: Dover Kadima [file photo])
Opposition leader Tzipi Livni discussed the
The two also discussed Palestinian plans to ask the UN to vote on statehood in September, and Livni told Ban that "unilateral moves" are not productive for either side.

Livni also thanked Ban for his steps to help free captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit.
Also Thursday, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the participants planning to sail on the upcoming Gaza flotilla are motivated by hate for Israel rather than genuine concern for the Palestinians in Gaza.
In an interview with Israel Radio, Lieberman said the participants are not interested in facts and reality about life in Gaza, but rather refuse to accept the existence of Israel and seek to be provocative and potentially violent.