In an interview with the Turkish television channel, Tzipi Livni says:
There was a need to stop these ships from reaching Gaza, because it was not a humanitarian mission. I’d like to remind everybody that Israel offered to transfer all the goods through land.
A few ships decided to stop and to transfer the humanitarian goods, and only one ship decided to continue. It brings me to an understanding that it was all about provocation and the need to have this as propaganda and not as a humanitarian aid mission.