Ghattas has managed to spark huge controversy by making public hisintention to join other public figures and international activists on the Freedom Flotilla
, a collection of boats travelling to Gaza in an attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
A GROUP of human rights organisations says it is organising a flotilla
of vessels that will attempt to breach Israel's blockade of Gaza later this year.
In Jerusalem, Deputy Israeli Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said in a television interview that future flotillas
would be stopped for security reasons and because "they want to create a provocation and challenge Israel's sovereignty in the region".
plotters said on Thursday they aim to dispatch flotillas
with two goals in mind; firstly to confront future Gaza-bound flotillas
, and secondly to highlight Turkey's hypocrisy, since it too is an occupying power, had introduced embargoes and oppressed minorities.
AUBURN - Spencer resident Roger Picard, a past commander of the Auburn Flotilla
of the U.S.
In the 1995 flotilla
to Moruroa - the French nuclear test site in the Pacific - 14 of the boats came from New Zealand.
"Ten years after the disengagement rockets are fired at our children from [the evacuated settlements of] Gush Katif, tunnels are dug towards our communities from Gaza and terror flotillas
are sent to our shores from Turkey...we evacuated Jews and got flotillas
Gaza's Prime Minister, Ismail Hanieh, condemned what he called "Israeli piracy" and urged other flotillas
to attempt to break the Israeli blockade "so Gaza can have freedom of movement to the outside world." An aid flotilla
is scheduled to depart for Gaza in the third week of June, about a year after Israeli forces raided a similar flotilla
and killed nine people on a Turkish boat, the Mavi Marmara.
to prevent new aid convoys and flotillas
from heading to Gaza, he pointed out.
"The previous flotillas
of warships were sent to the Mediterranean Sea and passed the Suez Channel and even sailed through the Pacific Ocean and the China Sea," Commander of the Navy's Fourth Naval Zone Admiral Afshin Rezayee told FNA on Tuesday.
Sayyari said that in the current Iranian year which started on March 21, the Navy will send more flotillas
of warships to farther waters and oceans to display Iran's greatness and its military power to the world.
Barak urged Neeman to bring the matter to the cabinet for approval in the near future.The proposal is aimed at deterring future flotillas
to the Strip.