FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus – A boat carrying Jewish activists from Israel, Germany, the United States and Britain set sail Sunday for Gaza, hoping to breach Israel’s naval blockade.

Richard Kuper, an organizer with the British group Jews for Justice for Palestinians, said one goal is to show that not all Jews support Israeli policies toward Palestinians. Kuper said the boat, which set sail from northern Cyprus flying a British flag, won’t resist if Israeli authorities try to stop it.

The voyage by the 33-foot catamaran Irene came nearly four months after Israeli commandos boarded a flotilla of Gaza-bound ships, including the Mavi Marmara, killing eight pro-Palestinian Turkish activists and a Turkish American.

In Jerusalem, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Andy David called the latest protest boat “a provocative joke that isn’t funny.”

“It’s unfortunate that there are all kinds of organizations involved in provocations that contribute nothing and certainly don’t contribute to any kind of agreement,” David said.