29.06.2011 27.Siwan, 5771
Chief of Staff Benny Gantz tells audience at an IDF ceremony flotilla is 'a provocation' and 'attempt to de-legitimize Israel'; Defense Minister Ehud Barak says flotilla organizers should work for 'release of Gilad Shalit' at same event.
IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz warned Tuesday that the upcoming Gaza-bound flotilla is merely a provocation, but assured that the Israel Defense Forces is prepared for such a challenge.
"The hate flotilla is just another example of an attempt to delegitimize Israel through provocation," Gantz said during an IDF ceremony for reserve soldiers. "The IDF is prepared for such a challenge as well."…