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Israel has stepped up its attempts to stop an aid ship breaking its blockade of Gaza, sending a letter to the UN and engaging Greece and Moldova in talks.
The Moldovan-flagged ship, Amalthea, chartered by a charity run by the son of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, was due to leave the Greek port of Lavrio on Saturday.
Israel said it now believed the ship would not reach Gaza.
"Any diversion from its current course towards Gaza will be stopped by the Israeli Navy, using all of the tools at its disposal," an Israeli military official told the Yediot Aharonot newspaper