Security cabinet approves plans to stop flotilla

28.06.2011                      26.Siwan, 5771

"Friedensflottille II":

Security cabinet approves plans to stop flotilla

Activists with Hamas ties to be on board; organizers say Greek gov't created obstacles for some vessels in response to Israeli pressure.

While the organizers of the Gaza-bound flotilla said in Athens Monday that the passengers are taking to sea “without weapons,” government sources said Israel had information that some of the passengers had hid chemicals, such as sulfur, on the boats to be used against IDF soldiers.
The sources said that a number of those expected to be on board the vessels have ties to Hamas, including some of those who plan to board ships linked to European countries, such as Amin Abu Rashad, one of the organizers from the Netherlands, whose charitable organization was closed down by Dutch authorities for involvement in terror funding….