Netanyahu orders defense establishment to prevent flotilla

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday ordered the defense establishment not to allow any ship to reach Gaza's shores, Israel Radio reported.
Netanahyu made the comments during a meeting of the security cabinet over preparations Israel was taking to deal with a new flotilla expected to be setting sail for Gaza this week.
During the meeting, cabinet ministers voted in favor of a resolution preventing the planned flotilla from arriving in Gaza and giving the IDF authority to prevent the ships' arrival while trying to avoid casualties.