Here we go again.
Israel is in a tough spot right now, either having to decide whether or not to stop a ship that could be holding weapons for Hamas or let it go-- not only chancing weapons getting to Gaza, but also damaging its credibility.
Netanyahu has ordered his military to prevent the ship from reaching Gaza, but he also instructed them to act with sensitivity and avoid harm to those on board the ship, the participant said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the meeting was closed.
In Istanbul, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Friday that economic and defense cooperation with Israel will be reduced amid tensions after the killing of nine Turkish activists by Israeli commandos on an aid ship.
Cross-posted at World Threats.
Israel should stop this ship as well. The Jewish state needs to be firm that when it lays down a military blockade (in conjunction with Egypt), it will keep it going despite external pressure.
I didn't add this part on the WT article, but I found this interesting (highlight mine):
So it's named after an idiot pancake panface? Even more reason to stop it.
Greta Berlin, a spokesman for the Free Gaza group, says the 1,200-ton Rachel Corrie is heading directly to Gaza and will not stop in any port on the way. It is trying to deliver hundreds of tons of aid including wheelchairs, medical supplies and concrete.
The Irish vessel is named after an American college student crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer while protesting house demolitions in Gaza.