Remember the latest flotilla on its way to Gaza? After experiencing some technical difficulties, they ended up sailing towards Israel with just the one boat (which means no-one should be referring to themselves as a ‘flotilla’ anymore).
And judging from one of their motley crew, they are not at all worried about the reception they will receive.
As of 13:15 Israel time (1015 GMT) the ship was 60 nautical miles from shore.
Activist Mairead Maguire from Ireland spoke with i24news from the ship Zaytouna-Oliva as it makes its final approach to the coastal enclave.
“We have a hope, not an expectation of reaching Gaza, and meeting the wonderful people who have prepared a welcome for us,” she tells i24news, adding “We expect that we will be intercepted before being able to do so.”
Asked if they have any fears about encountering the Israel Defense Forces, Maguire says not at all.
“We are not afraid of the IDF. We understand that they are doing their job and we are a group of unarmed women bringing a message of peace,” she says.
“We expect that they will treat with us dignity and will treat them with dignity as well.”
But I guess Maguire did not get the memo.
Fifteen women will try to breach the blockade aboard the Zaytouna-Oliva boat early on Wednesday, said spokeswoman Claude Leotic.
“But we fear there will be an Israeli attack” to prevent the boat from reaching Gaza’s shores, she told AFP Tuesday in a telephone interview.
So once again, these professional liars are double-dipping when it comes to their story.
What is clear is whatever reception they do get, it won’t be from the terrorists, as they had hoped.