Even the secretary-general of the Arab League has urged caution. But with Israelis building settlements and militants firing rockets, the two sides are careening toward a crisis.
With peace talks on the brink of collapse, many Palestinians say they will have no choice but to establish a state on their own. And Jihad Al-Wazir may be the key to that effort.
A second pro-Palestinian organization announced on Wednesday that it will send a flotilla of aid ships to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
The incident could have especially dire consequences for Israel’s relationship with Turkey, a major power in the region.
More than 700 international activists are speeding along the Mediterranean Sea from Turkey to the Gaza Strip, prepared for a stand-off with Israel.