Brig. Gen. Mordechai: “Captain ה”כראמה “in which the ship”

The IDF spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai (Foley), referring to the takeover and the Navy claimed that it was “once the action became a provocation.”

תאריך: 19/07/2011, 13:44    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

“After all the options for action denied, decided to take over the yacht. We realized that the captain is lying. He lied to the authorities in Greece about his voyage and route changed him from Egypt to Gaza. Realized that he removes the responsibility of yacht “so
Said today (Tuesday) the IDF, Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai (Foley), referring to the successful takeover of the Navy ship “Rama”, which made its way to Gaza.

The IDF spokesman claimed that the takeover did not open any friction between physical conducted naval forces. After the takeover, in peace, the Navy conducted to SETI, taking them to Ashdod port. “The event went well, but have not yet ended.
It ends when you reach dry shampligim “, said the IDF.

“Once you reach a dead end, dialogue and action became provocation, Navy fighters onto the boat and took her without resistance. With the beginning of the dialogue with the yacht activated electronic system that prevented broadcast video and photos from the yacht, “added Brigadier General.

The IDF spokesperson explained that the incident led Lt. General Benny Gantz, Chief of staff, who went on to the naval command to guide the forces on the ground. “The IDF following the ship already last Saturday, Israeli air force and Navy have added to prepare to prevent a breakthrough. We knew her had 16 passengers and to produce without any provocation with all assistance for the Gaza Strip, “the IDF spokesman stated.

Translated from Hebrew

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