Thursday, June 30, 2011

Israeli Defense Minister believes unjustified the flotilla to Gaza

The Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak, believes the Freedom Flotilla II is a simple provocation. "The evidence is clear. There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza," stressed the minister, quoted by Haaretz. "If the organizers of the Gaza flotilla were sensitive to human suffering, redirecting their efforts to the immediate release of Gilad Shalit," he added in reference to the Israeli soldier captured by insurgents gazacíes five years ago.

Meanwhile, the Israeli chief of staff, Benny Gantz, stated in the act that the military be prepared for any event that occurs with the arrival of the boats. "The 'Flotilla of Hate' is just another example of an attempt to delegitimize Israel through the provocation," Gantz said Tuesday.

That same Monday, the Israeli government asked the Armed Forces to act firmly against the initiative, promoted by activists from various countries. Although one of these organizers said that the crew have no intention of attacking soldiers, government officials fear that some Jewish activists have chemical weapons and to deal with a possible military intervention.

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