Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy Dan Meridor on Saturday defended the government against claims it overreacted to the "air flotilla" to Ben-Gurion airport.
"There was no hysteria in the handling of the air flotilla," Meridor said in an interview with Channel 2. "We handled it with smart and considered action," he added.
Meridor stated that the actions of those air flotilla activists who managed to evade Israel's immigration authorities and enter Israel proved the danger that the participants posed and that their intentions were to disturb public order. "Those who came here did not go to Ramallah or Bethlehem, they went to a roadblock to clash with soldiers," he stated.