Israel warns boat activists against trying to break Gaza blockade

Israel has issued a tough threat against a group of activists who are sailing from Cyprus to the Gaza Strip this weekend to try and break the blockade imposed on the territory. Foreign Ministry spokesman Aviv Shiron said the planned delivery was a "provocation" that Israel could not allow. He said "all options" were under consideration, though he declined to elaborate. The two boats set sail from Cyprus on Friday, and were expected to reach Gaza sometime Saturday.