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Fears of new flashpoint as defiant Israel prepares for showdown with two more Gaza aid ships

Posted By admin On June 2, 2010 @ 3:59 am In World News | Comments Disabled

David Williams
UK Daily Mail
June 2, 2010

Israel is facing another potentially explosive confrontation at sea as pro-Palestinian activists sent two more boats to challenge its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Reports in Israel claimed the navy was prepared to use even more force to stop ships from breaking the blockade.

A top commander told the Jerusalem Post yesterday: ‘We boarded the ship and were attacked as if it was a war.

‘That will mean that we will have to come prepared in the future as if it was a war.’

Turkey – one of Israel’s closest Muslim allies until Monday’s clash left several of citizens dead – was last night reported to be considering sending a naval escort for the boats.

This would arrive in the region at the end of the week, creating a potential flashpoint for a major clash between the nations.

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[3] Israel Navy intercepts Gaza-bound aid vessels; no injuries reported: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-navy-intercepts-gaza-bound-aid-vessels-no-injuries-reported.html

[4] If Israel attacks, we won’t resist, says Nobel peace laureate on board Gaza-bound aid ship ‘Rachel Corrie’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/if-israel-attacks-we-wont-resist-says-nobel-peace-laureate-on-board-gaza-bound-aid-ship-rachel-corrie.html

[5] Bush, as he prepares to leave, adds Israel’s massacre in Gaza to his awful legacy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bush-as-he-prepares-to-leave-adds-israel%e2%80%99s-massacre-in-gaza-to-his-awful-legacy.html

[6] ‘Israel will not ease Gaza blockade’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-will-not-ease-gaza-blockade.html

[7] Iran Red Crescent to send two aid ships to Gaza: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-red-crescent-to-send-two-aid-ships-to-gaza.html

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