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2 More Boats Set To Test Gaza Blockade

From a cheering Associated Press:

New boats headed to Gaza to challenge blockade

By Amy Teibel, Associated Press Writer

June 1, 2010

JERUSALEM – Pro-Palestinian activists promised Tuesday to send two more boats to challenge Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip as international outrage mounted over a botched Israeli raid that left nine people dead.

Obviously, these "activists" just want peace in the region.

Also Tuesday, the U.N. Security Council called for an impartial investigation of Israel’s deadly raid, condemning the "acts" that resulted in the loss of life. After an emergency meeting and lengthy negotiations, the council agreed on a presidential statement that was weaker than that initially demanded by the Palestinians, Arab nations and Turkey.

Thank goodness the UN has weighed in. We had been on pins and needles about what they would say.

Israeli officials have not identified the nine dead or the estimated 34 who were wounded in the raid, but said they would release the names of the dead later Tuesday. They said 50 of the 679 activists aboard the flotilla have been taken to Israel’s international airport for deportation. The others, they said, have refused to identify themselves and will remain in detention in a prison in southern Israel

The flotilla was the ninth attempt by sea to breach the blockade Israel and Egypt imposed after the militant Hamas group violently seized the territory of 1.5 million Palestinians in 2007. Israel allowed five seaborne aid shipments to get through but snapped the blockade shut after its 2009 war in Gaza.

Funny how little we hear about this being a blockade run by Israel AND Egypt. Why is that?

In fact, Gaza borders both Israel and Egypt. So the friends of Hamas could deliver their “aid” through Egypt by land, which would be more much more convenient and efficient.

But for some reason the Egyptians won’t allow that, either. And the Pro-Hamas activists don’t want to force the issue with them.

By the way, control of sea and air access to Gaza was granted to Israel as part of the Oslo Accords — the crowning diplomatic achievement of the Clinton administration. (And for which Mr. Arafat was given a Nobel Peace Prize.)

Greta Berlin of the Free Gaza Movement that organized the flotilla said Tuesday that another cargo boat was off the coast of Italy en route to Gaza. A second boat carrying about three dozen passengers is expected to join it, Berlin said.

"This initiative is not going to stop," Berlin said from the group’s base in Cyprus. "We think eventually Israel will get some kind of common sense. They’re going to have to stop the blockade of Gaza, and one of the ways to do this is for us to continue to send the boats."

She denied Israeli assertions that activists attacked Israeli commandos first and alleged that the edited footage of attacks released by the Israeli military and Turkish TV had presented an inaccurate account.

She also denied that the activists were armed.

Notice that Ms. Berlin was not asked to explain the videos that show the activists attacked first and that they were armed.

Ms. Berlin herself is a co-founder of the anti-Israeli International Solidarity Movement, which spawned the Free Gaza Movement, which is a terrorist enabling organization.

If they were not trying to smuggle contraband supplies into Gaza, they would simply follow the guidelines that Israel and Egypt have laid down.

Israel had urged the flotilla’s organizers not to try to breach the blockade, promising to transfer some, if not all of the cargo to Gaza if the boats agreed to dock at a southern Israeli port. The military said Tuesday that the first transfer would take place later Tuesday, but gave no further details on how much would be transferred or whether any goods would be withheld because they were considered a security risk.

Tensions along the Israeli-Gaza border were tense following the naval raid, and on Tuesday morning, the Israeli military said Gaza militants infiltrated Israel and exchanged fire with troops. Israeli rescue services said two militants were killed, but the military would not immediately confirm that.

In other words, it was just like any other day on the Gaza, Israel border. But the UN never seems to condemn the Gaza "militants."

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “2 More Boats Set To Test Gaza Blockade”

  1. bill says:

    There is a reason that boats with battering rams on the front were invented.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Are these “Peace” lovers mentally retarded?

    Never bring a knife and pipe to a gun fight!!

    • JohnMG says:

      …..” over a botched Israeli raid….”

      Didn’t look like they botched anything to me. And if they did, wait’ll you see the remedial measures they put into place on this attempt.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    This is why I despise Winston Churchill

  4. artboyusa says:

    It’s the return of ABU ‘N’ TARIQ, the Angry Muslim Brothers, starring in “Flotilla of Love”!

    “Abu? Hey Abu! Have you seen my crayons?”

    “You mindless son of a pig, can’t you see I’m busy being sick over the side of this heaving hell ship?”

    “But I can’t find my crayons”.

    “Oh, here it comes again….BRAAAAFFF! By the beard of the Prophet (PBUH), that breakfast doesn’t taste any better the second time around. So what do you want with crayons anyway, you scribbling idler? You’re not doing any Prophet cartoons are you?”

    “Well duh, you witless sodomite, I want only to make a big sign to hang on the side of the boat that will confirm the peaceful intentions of our perfectly harmless flotilla and its crew of ardent peace activists in the eyes of the world’s impartial watchdog media”.

    “Is that them over there on that case of RPGs?”

    “Never mind, I found them. They were in with the knives and the iron bars all along”.

    “Good for you…BRAAAFFF! Ooohhh… man”.

    “Abu? How do you spell ‘Baby Milk Factory’ in Turkish?”

    “Turkish? Why do you wish to write your sign in Turkish?”

    “Because this is a Turkish boat, oh situationally unaware one”.

    “Turkish schmurkish, we all know this whole operation is bought and paid for by Tehran”.

    “Tehran who?”

    “Tehran the city, as in the capitol of Iran, the peace loving Islamic republic that signs our Hamas pay checks, you mindless son of a retarded she-camel you! What kind of cow college madrassah did you graduate from anyway?”

    “I hold an Associate’s Certificate in Media Studies from Nasser State, as you well know, Mr I-Dropped-Out-To-Do-Jihad-Full-Time-And-Meet-Hot-Chicks”.

    “Yeah well, you still don’t know anyTurkish lingo do you, Mr Smarty Pants?”

    “Fine, fine. Whatever. Let’s not fight for decades like slavering animals over some piece of trivia – that is not the Muslim way. So, how do you spell ‘Baby Milk Factory’ in Turkish?”

    “A-M-M-O… D-U-M-P…got it? Good”.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Retarded She-Camel?
      Ooooooooo…………my sides hurt.
      Great laugh, thanx a million!

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      Nice artboy, great to see you’re still in form!

  5. wardmama4 says:

    I have not been a fan of Charles Krauthammer of late – but he did bring up that Egypt is also part of the blockade for exactly the same reason – to prevent weapons from getting to hamas in Gaza.

    He also said this (which should be on the FNC ticker every single day) -‘…the man [Ehud Barak] who 10 years ago this summer offered the Palestinians a peace agreement that would provide a Palestinian state, division of Jerusalem and an end of the conflict. The Palestinians said no..’

    This is not about humanitarian goods, not about peace, not about anything other than funding and equipping radical islamic terrorists in the effort to remove Jews from earth – forever.

    God Help America (for ‘there is none so blind, as those who will not see’) and Israel.

  6. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    Two more artifical reefs in the Med.

  7. artboyusa says:

    ABU ‘N’ TARIQ, the Angry Muslim Brothers, are back for Part Two of “Flotilla of Love”! Co-starring Dr Neeta Gristle, Peace Activist!

    “Bebek Sütü Fabrikası”.

    “Huh? What? Did you say something, Abu?”

    “Not me, oh aurally deluded one”.

    “Bebek Sütü Fabrikası”.

    “There it is again; oh, it’s only some woman. No wonder we didn’t hear her. What is it you desire, sister?”

    “Bebek sütü fabrikası. It’s how you say ‘Baby Milk Factory’ in Turkish. ‘Ammo Dump’ means something else. I thought you’d like to know”.

    “Sorry, oh inherently inferior creature fit only for obedience and submission but my brother here says different and he’s a dude, so…”

    “But I speak fluent Turkish. I lived in Istabul for five years. I have a doctorate in Middle Eastern Studies…”

    “A woman with a degree – as if!”

    “Yeah – as if!”

    “Listen, you freedom fighters or militants or insurgents or whatever evasive terminology you prefer my name is Dr Neeta Gristle, peace activist, and I’m here to show my warm sympathies with the peace loving and oppressed peoples of Palistinia – see my black and white fringed ethnic scarf and iron bar – and also to act out my visceral antipathy to those fucking Hebes – I mean those Israeli imperialists – so you better talk nice”.

    “What does she mean ‘fucking Hebes’, Abu? She’s a Hebe herself if ever I saw one. Look at that beak!”

    “Truly, my brother; this one’s more Jewish than a Friar’s Club roast. Still, every useful idiot helps our cause, even if it’s a self-hating, over-educated, liberal death wishing sea cow like her”.

    “Did I mention I speak Arabic too?” hissed Dr Neeta Gristle, peace activist, tapping her foot furiously.

    • jobeth says:

      Hey Artboy…good to read your informative text once again :-D

      That ought to tick off a number of PC burdened people! lol

      (Lighten up out there those of you who have no funny bones)

  8. Tater Salad says:

    It is high time for Israel to just blow these boats right out of the water. Case closed!

  9. Right of the People says:

    “She denied Israeli assertions that activists attacked Israeli commandos first and alleged that the edited footage of attacks released by the Israeli military and Turkish TV had presented an inaccurate account.”

    Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t Turkey and moose limb country? And Egypt too. There has to be something truly wrong with this whole mess when you have two moose limb countries on your side.

    Tater Salad,
    What a splendid idea. The only thing that would make them better would be if they had a huge GREENPEACE sign on their sides.

  10. Steve says:

    “The only thing that would make them better would be if they had a huge GREENPEACE sign on their sides.”

    If you check the Discover The Networks links in the article, you will see that the IHH has been taught by Greenpeace.

  11. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

    “Israeli officials have not identified the nine dead or the estimated 34 who were wounded in the raid, but said they would release the names of the dead later Tuesday.

    Let me guess, 7 Mohammeds and 2 Tariqs?


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