Israel’s envoys to US, UN justify Gaza blockade

23.06.2011                      21.Siwan, 5771

Gaza-Blockade:

Israel’s envoys to US, UN justify Gaza blockade

Oren says Israel pleased that Turkish gov't opposing flotilla; Prosor warns of "dangerous consequences”; US warns citizens not to travel to Gaza by sea.

Ambassador to the US Michael Oren on Wednesday defended the blockade of Gaza as a “matter of life and death,” and said that it fully comports with international law, as a protest flotilla prepares to try to reach Gaza.
Oren said that Israel is pleased that the Turkish government is opposing the expedition and that Turkish group IHH has withdrawn its participation in the flotilla, which is set to mark the anniversary of the attempt last year to breach the blockade that left nine activists aboard IHH’s ship dead after a confrontation with the Israel Navy….