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Ex-pat activist tells navy to let flotilla go

An Israel-born activist who renounced his citizenship is among those organizing a second freedom flotilla from Turkey to bust the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, and he recommends that the Israeli Navy not attempt to take control of the ship this time around, Walla reports.

Dror Feiler says that there won’t be a Turkish military escort, however, contrary to earlier reports suggesting Ankara would dispatch troops with the aid ships attempting to run the blockade.

“There will be activists from around 80 countries,” the news site quotes Feiler saying. “It will leave in the coming months, in 2014.”

“We recommend to the Israeli Navy not to board the ships. Let them reach Gaza and nothing will happen. Israeli security won’t be harmed,” Feiler says.

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