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European organizers of the "flotilla" on Tuesday issued a press release saying they had obtained clearance from authorities in La Spezia, Italy, to set sail and will reach the coastal enclave in two weeks. Some 15 activists will be aboard the Swedish-flagged Estelle, which initially set sail in June and has since anchored at several European ports to gather support and publicity, according to the report. Israeli-born Dror Feiler, a radical anti-Israeli activist, is expected to be among the passengers of the Estelle, the Jerusalem Post said. "We're strictly a non-violent initiative. We're not financed by any state or rich donor, but funded by the sweat, love and tears of ordinary Swedes from all walks of life," the daily quoted Mattias Gardell, a spokesperson for the group, as saying. "We hope that the Israeli military, if they could have a choice, they wouldn't do anything when we come towards Gaza. We're not threatening the Israeli military," he added.
Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
The antisemites who will criticize Israel to no end for the blockade and anything else they can. They will essentially say it's all Israel's fault etc....
The same old crap, just a different day.
Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen
I guess there was just not enough tension in the area so the Swedes decided to provoke Israel.
I am not saying who is right or wrong here, just saying that this region is a tinder box. We do not need any more fuel throw into the mix.