News Briefs

  6/26/2011, Sivan 24, 5771

Govt. to Journalists: Stay Off Flotilla Ships

The government on Sunday issued a warning to foreign journalists: Stay off the ships bound for Gaza in this week's repeat Gaza flotilla. Journalists who do cover the story from the ships set to try and break the IDF naval blockade of Gaza will be banned from Israel for 10 years, and face other sanctions as well.

In a statement, the government said that the flotilla was a “dangerous provocation” and an “international violation of Israeli law.”