27.06.2011 25.Siwan, 5771
Government declares flotilla, scheduled to arrive later this week, will not be allowed to enter Gaza; Netanyahu scheduled to convene security cabinet for final briefing before ships' arrival.
Israel and Egypt have come to an understanding by which ships taking part in an upcoming flotilla to the Gaza Strip will be allowed to unload their cargo of humanitarian goods at the Egyptian port of El-Arish, from where it will be transferred on land to Gaza after being checked, Israel Radio reported on Monday.
The government has declared that the flotilla, scheduled to arrive at Gaza later this week, will not be allowed to enter the territory by sea. If necessary the ships will be towed into Ashdod Port and the equipment on the ships impounded….