A Libyan ship carrying aid and activists is heading for Gaza in a mission that Israel has described as an "unnecessary provocation".
The Israeli navy is monitoring the vessel's progress and preparing to intervene if it continues on a course to Gaza.
"I say very clearly, no ship will arrive in Gaza. We will not permit our sovereignty to be harmed," the foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said in a radio broadcast.
Because attacking a bunch of unarmed civilians proves to the world how powerful you really are. Americans Tax Money well spent. While the homeless in America are starving and the schools and public roads crumble.