US warns activists trying to break Gaza blockade
The Obama administration is warning US citizens participating in a Gaza-bound flotilla that they may face action for violating Israeli and American law, Today's Zaman reported.
Twenty-seven pro-Palestinian activists from the United States and eight other countries have set sail for the Hamas-controlled territory in another attempt to breach Israel's naval blockade.
But State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Thursday the US was renewing its warning to Americans "not to involve themselves in this activity."
She also said the US has been assured by Turkey that it will not send naval vessels to accompany the two activist boats, which it has vowed previously to do.