Israel expresses worries to UN about flotilla

UNITED NATIONS: Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor is expressing his concerns to the U.N. about an international flotilla planned by activists to challenge Israel’s sea blockade of the Palestinian Gaza Strip.Prosor told Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council in letters released Wednesday that the flotilla is a provocation that could have dangerous consequences.A ship filled with Americans is among at least nine craft expected to attempt the Mediterranean voyage later this month. The timing of the trip will depend on weather and other conditions.Last year, nine activists died in a botched Israeli commando raid on a Turkish ship during a similar flotilla. Each side accused the other of sparking the violence. – Khaleejnews