Gov't. Rethinks Stance on 'Free Gaza' Boats

Ad Feedback - JERUSALEM, Israel - The organizers of the Free Gaza movement plan to set sail from Cyprus Thursday en route to the Gaza Strip for the second time.

Last month, the Israeli government allowed the boats to enter Gaza after determining that it was better to ignore the publicity-seekers rather than turn back the boats at sea.

In Gaza, the protestors posed for pictures with Hamas terror chief Ismail Haniyeh.

Organizers of the movement say they're providing medicine and other humanitarian aid to Gaza, a claim Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor called vacuous, saying there's no shortage of humanitarian aid in Gaza and doctors and medicine can enter through the border crossings.

"They are simply looking for a confrontation for the media and for their donors," Palmor said.

Among the 20 protestors on board the group's second voyage will be Israeli Arab MK Jamal Zahalka (Balad) and Palestinian legislator Mustafa Barghouti.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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