Dozens of people took part in the drill, including divers and medical personnel who trained in a number of scenarios.
Simulating IDF takeover
The participants simulated an IDF takeover of one ship and several Hamas men played the role of Israel Navy commandos. In another scenario, the forces simulated a rescue operation involving a person thrown overboard.
'Rescuing' man thrown overboard
Deputy Interior Minister in the Hamas government Kamel Abu Madi attended the maneuver and praised Turkish solidarity. "The blood of the Turkish people mixes in with the blood of the Palestinian people," he said.
The IHH's second flotilla was meant to depart next week but was postponed by a month, apparently due to Turkish elections set for early June.
Last week, IHH head Bulent Yildirim declared that some 1,500 activists were slated to take part in the flotilla which will include 15 vessels.
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