Thursday, 27 May 2010

Hamas - Israel prepares for more acts of piracy to stop Freedom Flotilla

GAZA CITY — Hamas on Thursday said Israel's threat to intercept a flotilla of activist aid boats bound for the Islamist group's Gaza enclave amounted to "Zionist piracy."

"The occupation's threat to prevent the Freedom Flotilla from arriving in the besieged Gaza Strip is Zionist piracy and a violation of international law," senior Hamas leader Ismail Radwan said in a statement.

"This boasting indicates the terrorist Zionist mentality," he added, referring to Israel's vows to intercept the ships, deport the activists and transport the aid supplies to Gaza through its own land crossings. more