Fears of another clash between IDF soldiers and international activists loomed large Friday as Israel stood fast by its blockade of Gaza despite growing pressure to lift it after an outpouring of international outrage over Monday's raid, which left nine activists dead.
An Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate on board the MV Rachel Corrie
, Mairead McGuire, said activists were determined to press on but would offer no resistance if Israeli forces came aboard.
"We will sit down," she told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from the ship. "They will probably arrest us ... But there will be no resistance."
The Rachel Corrie
was expected to reach Israel on Saturday.