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Iranian Marines Set to Escort Flotilla ‘To Teach Israel Lessons’

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Two Iranian ships intended to head for Hamas-controlled Gaza are waiting for their government’s approval to challenge Israel on the high seas, escorted by “volunteer marines” that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to send “to teach Israelis a lesson.”

An Iranian Red Crescent official said the two ships are waiting for the Iranian foreign ministry to give the green light for launching, according to the French news service AFP, quoting the Iranian Mehr news service. The Red Crescent said a third ship probably would join the fleet.

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