US warns flotilla activists not to challenge Gaza blockade

04.10.2011                      07.Cheschwan. 5772

Gaza-Flottille III:

US warns flotilla activists not to challenge Gaza blockade

Washington says US citizens who take part in efforts to deliver material support or other resources to Hamas could face civil, criminal penalties; IDF not expecting violence, but prepared for any scenario.

The United States warned on Thursday that a new effort by pro-Palestinian activists to send a flotilla to challenge Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip was dangerous and urged US citizens not to take part.
Activists set sail from Turkey on Wednesday aboard two yachts carrying medical supplies. The Israeli military said it would not permit them to breach its blockade….