One of the boats that took part in the previous attempt to break Israel's blockade of Gaza is escorted by Israeli naval vessels to Ashdod.
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|Within the next 48 hours, one boat -- a Swedish fishing vessel called the Marianne of Gothenburg -- is expected to reach the Gaza coastline or be intercepted by the Israeli navy. The stronger Israel becomes on the battlefield, the more panicked it becomes towards flotillas of activists. Centrist Israeli MP Yair Lapid echoed widely held sentiments on Saturday when he said the flotilla was 'a form of provocation against the State of Israel by people who are anything but defenders of human rights.' He went on to label the flotilla participants 'terror supporters.' These sentiments appear outlandish given the near total domination Israel has over the Gaza Strip.|