RAMALLAH, June 26 (JMCC) - Israel is threatening to ban or otherwise sanction foreign journalists joining a flotilla planning to set sail for Gaza in the coming days, reports the
Among US-based journalists covering the story are reporters from The New York Times
, CBS News, CNN and The Nation
On Sunday, Israel’s Government Press Office issued a statement calling the flotilla “a dangerous provocation” and an “international violation of Israeli law.”
It says participation in the flotilla “is liable to lead to participants being denied entry into the state of Israel for 10 years” and to additional sanctions.
Israel imposed the blockade in 2007, after Hamas overran Gaza.