VIDEO: Israeli forces preparing for next Gaza flotilla 16Jun11 June 17, 2011
Haaretz – 16 June 2011
The Israeli Defense Forces held a large drill Wednesday in preparation of the flotilla that intends to set sail to the Gaza Strip later this month. The drill focused on different scenarios that might occur at sea and methods to deal with them.
Organizers of the Gaza flotilla said Wednesday that they are determined to set sail even if the heads of the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) do not participate. The flotilla is currently scheduled to depart in one week, marking the anniversary of last year’s raid by Israel on the Gaza-bound flotilla, in which nine Turkish activists died.