November 2, 2011 / 5:47 PM / in 6 years

Israeli official: will not let activist ships reach Gaza

JERUSALEM, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Israel will not permit a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists who set sail from Turkey on Wednesday to reach their destination, the Gaza Strip, a government official told Reuters.

“They will not be allowed to breach the blockade,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “The blockade is on, and no exceptions will be made,” he said, adding that Israel “will take whatever measures will be necessary.”

Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; Editing by Tim Pearce

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