Remember people, if it were truly about aid, (something of which the Gazans are not in dire need of) the organizers of these flotillas would coordinate their transports with the Israeli authorities. All they are trying to do is to end the weapons blockade of Gaza, nothing more, nothing less.
What that means in the event that they’re finally successful, is that Hamas would be free to obtain any kind of missile, rocket or whatever in order to launch them discriminately at Israeli civilian centers. In other words, these “aid workers” which they’re not, are aiding and abetting the genocidal aims of the homicidal Hamas.
Look at it this way, imagine a situation in which the US was in armed conflict with armed thugs who now ruled Puerto rico with an iron fist, and allowed “others” to lob missiles into southern Florida, while claiming innocence and the US set into play a weapons blockade to ensure that they would be denied the chance to kill more Floridians. Then international groups of bozos continually tried to run through the legal blockade.
Or better yet, the Spaniards instituted a weapons blockade of the Basque area, which means EU compliance as well, and once again international groups of bozos continually try to run through the blockade. There wouldn’t be any question to the legality of the blockade, at least where the Spanish and the French are concerned, but when it comes to Israel protecting their peoples’ right to life, the IC maroons and morons want to ensure that homicidal maniacs have all the resources at their dissposal to murder the Jews. This is pure anti-Semitism in the raw. KGS
UNITED NATIONS (al-AFP) – Israel informed the United Nations Friday that it reserves the right to use force to stop a new aid flotilla from reaching the blockaded Gaza Strip.
In a letter sent to UN chief Ban Ki-moon, Israel’s UN Ambassador Gabriela Shalev said the stated intention of the Bolivian-flagged all-women cargo ship Mariam “is to violate the existing naval blockade ofGaza.”
She added that Israel also had information that another vessel, the Naji al-Ali, plans to leave from a Lebanese port with the aim of violating the blockade.
“Israel reserves its right under international law to use all necessary means to prevent these ships from violating the aforementioned naval blockade,” Shalev warned.
She said such “confrontational actions by the organizers as well as those that offer their consent, is deeply troubling and requires theattention of the international community.”
“Israel came under international censure over its May 31 seizure of a six-ship aid fleet bound for the Palestinian territory when Israeli commandos shot dead nine Turkish activists in a clash on the lead boat.
The Mariam, a Bolivian-flagged cargo ship originally named Junia Star, plans to leave from northern Lebanon for Cyprus on Sunday at 10:00 pm (1900 GMT) on the first leg of a planned voyage to Gaza, organizer Samar al-Hajj said Thursday.
The vessel, renamed in honor of the Virgin Mary, plans to carry aid to Gaza in a bid to break the four-year siege of the Strip with more than 50 Lebanese and foreign women activists on board, including local pop star May Hariri.
The Naji al-Ali, another Lebanese boat organised by journalists, has also announced it would sail to Gaza via Cyprus but has not yet received clearance from Lebanese authorities.