Israel threatens to punish journalists who cover Gaza flotilla
Israeli officials have threatened to punish activists who plan to set sail from Greece to Gaza, with the aim of breaking the Israeli embargo on the Palestinian territory. Journalists, the Israeli officials say, will also be punished if they choose to cover the activists’ mission, the Christian Science Monitor reported.
Journalists who cover the flotilla’s attempt to reach the Gaza strip will be denied entry to the country for 10 year, The National reported. The government press office released a statement that called the pro-Palestinian activists’ actions “a dangerous provocation” and an “international violation of Israeli law.”