Israel prepared for Gaza flotilla from Turkey, though officials hope it’s delayed indefinitely – report

Security officials have been preparing for the arrival of the first ships from Freedom Flotilla Coalition, expected to leave Turkey this weekend in an attempt to reach the shores of Gaza and disrupt maritime trade coming into Israel during the war with Hamas, according to Channel 12 news.

Without citing sources, the report says that although Israel is prepared for all scenarios, officials hope that the flotilla will be delayed indefinitely.

The Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), which organized the 2010 flotilla in which a deadly fight broke out on the Mavi Marmara between activists and IDF commandos, is leading the 12 organizations in the coalition.

Pro-Palestinian activists from 12 different countries are expected aboard the three ships, two of which will carry aid to Gaza, the report adds.

They will hold a news conference tomorrow to announce details of the plan.

Agencies contributed to this report.

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