July 3, 2011
Jumpy activists on the ill-fated mission to Gaza insist the evidence is mounting that Israeli secret services are behind the slew of mishaps that have dogged the flotilla.
Two “sabotaged” boats and a stream of bureaucratic obstacles have prevented the convoy from setting sail from Greece to challenge the sea blockade of the Gaza Strip, and passengers have accused Israel of dirty tricks and espionage.
Israel has laughed off the allegations as “paranoid and ridiculous,” mocking the pro-Palestinian activists for believing life was like “a James Bond film” and suggesting they “leave the movie and return to reality.”
But activists say their operation has been plagued by ill-fortune that bears the hallmark of the Mossad secret service.