PM: Israel fully entitled to stop 'arms-smuggling flotilla'

At IAF pilot's graduation, Netanyahu praises int'l leaders for working against Gaza-bound "provocation flotilla."

Peres, Netanyahu at IAF ceremony 311 (photo credit: IDF Spokesperson)
Peres, Netanyahu at IAF ceremony 311
(photo credit: IDF Spokesperson)
Israel is fully entitled to work against attempts by the upcoming Gaza-bound "provocation flotilla" to smuggle arms into the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in a speech to graduating cadets of the IAF Pilot's Course at the Hatzerim Air Base near Beersheba on Thursday.
"Israel has the full right to operate against efforts to smuggle missiles, rockets and other weapons to Hamas's terror enclave. Hamas is a ruthless enemy, who maliciously harms our cities and children," Netanyahu said at the graduation ceremony.
"I suggest the Iranians do not err in Israel's capabilities, some of which are not made public. Iran does not have freedom or stability and I wish the country a future free of hate and tyranny. We will know how to contend with the Iranian threat, without sacrificing our aspiration for peace," Peres added.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz and IAF commander Maj.-Gen. Ido Nehushtan also addressed the IAF ceremony.