Netanyahu orders politicians to thwart the new flotilla
Israel must continue diplomatic efforts to prevent a new Gaza flotilla, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Netanyahu met Wednesday with his Security Cabinet to discuss the ways to thwart the new flotilla. Netanyahu instructed the ministers to continue diplomatic efforts to halt the flotilla, according to a statement issued after the meeting. He also ordered Israeli security forces to prepare to meet the flotilla and enforce Israel's naval blockade of Gaza. Some 20 ships, including the Mavi Marmara, are scheduled to take part in the new flotilla which has been delayed until after parliamentary elections in Turkey.