Obviously Israel lied when it said that Gaza was no longer occupied. If Gaza is not occupied then the waters by Gaza are not Israeli waters. The flotilla has no desire to sail into Israeli waters. This is a peaceful flotilla but I am afraid that Israel, well known for its brutality, will not be peaceful. The American ship is carrying as its cargo thousands of letters from Americans like me bringing love and hope to the besieged people of Gaza. What threat can that be to the 4th most powerful military in the world? None of the the little boats are carrying anything to hurt Israel. Shame on Israel if they stop these boats carrying these very brave people..
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from the article: This time, Israel can pass the test of the Gaza flotilla