The whole fiasco of the “aid ships to Gaza” will fall flat on its face, with the EU being forcibly dragged into admitting that having Hamas in charge of Gaza and giving Iran a beach head there, is not a good thing. So mark the Tundra Tabloids’ words that, The Flotilla of Huns of Hate will not have a long term affect (if at all) on the situation in Gaza nor in their attempt to deligetimze the Jewish state. KGS
NOTE: Remember folks, it has never been about aid and everything to do with deligetimization of Israel, just as it has never been (from the Arabs’ perspective) about a two state solution, but everything to do with the destruction of the Jewish state.
The IDF on Wednesday confirmed that a Libyan aid ship, the Amalthea, had solved its reported engine problem and was continuing towards Egypt’s el-Arish port.
According to the Arabic newspaper Asharq Alawsat, the diversion of the Libyan ship was brought about after negotiations which were held between Israeli authorities and the aid ship organizers.
peaking on Israel Radio Wednesday morning, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said that calls by the US and the European Union to the ship’s captain to accept Israel’s diversion requests legitimizes Israel’s policy.
The determination that Israel demonstrated towards the previous aid ship, Mavi Marmara, also contributed to effective policy, Ayalon commented.
According to Ayalon, Israel can consider itself victorious in its handling of the Libyan aid ship.
In response to the possibility of Egypt inspecting the Libyan vessel’s cargo, the deputy foreign minister said that Israel and Egypt share a common interest in preventing the arming of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
On Wednesday, AFP reported that the US State Department had called on all parties “wishing to deliver goods [to the Gaza Strip] to do so through established channels so their cargo can be inspected by the government of Israel and transferred by land crossings in Gaza.”
US State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters that the US had “urged the Libyan government to avoid any unnecessary confrontation” and that Washington had requested all parties act responsibly in meeting the needs of the people of Gaza.