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        6/1/2010, Sivan 19, 5770

      Senior Officer: IDF Ready to Seize Two More Ships


      Colonel Itzik Tourgeman told the Knesset Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday that two more ships are on their way to try and break the naval blockade of Gaza. The head of research in the operations division said, "The ships have not reached their target as of today because covert action was taken against them."

      Regarding Monday's takeover of the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, he said it was impossible to stop it because of its size and weight, which is why it was boarded.