From the Washington Post
TEL AVIV — The Israeli military served notice Thursday that it will stop a flotilla of aid ships that is expected to set sail for the Gaza Strip later this month and warned that if soldiers were met with violence, there could be casualties among the activists on board.
The warning was delivered by a senior military officer at a briefing with foreign journalists. It was part of a diplomatic and media campaign that, along with publicized navy preparations, appears intended to head off the attempt by an international coalition of activists to challenge Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza. more