May 31, 2010

Free Gaza Movement & The Flotillas

I have been following freegazaorg tweets regarding the flotillas determined to give so called humanitarian aid to the poor Gazan's.

Those who are a part of this are tied to terrorist organizations. So naturally, any bad publicity they can manufacture for Israel is good for them. They counted on it and are working it for all it's worth:

Al Jazerra: Israel attacks Gaza aid fleet .

Tweets from Free Gaza Movement:

Now we're getting threatening phone calls from Israeli thugs telling us we should drown or can we swim.[Please, this is ridiculous, but if you can swim do it for the sake of Hamas...ed]

Israeli spin is that THEY were attacked first. Of course, you can see the video where they rappel, aim and shoot at civilians sleeping[Umm, no I didn't, sorry feckers it wasn't on the live feed...ed]

injured to Tel Hashomer in Tel Aviv, Belinson according to Israeli source. They are also posting 16 dead[Let's inflate the numbers, go Hamas idiots]

ACTION: email to protests at freegaza.org information about all the protests and demonstrations going on worldwide related to the #Flotilla[ie: want more propaganda..ed]

Reports coming from Istanbul is that Turks are storming the Israeli embassy there in outrage over what Israel has done[Just what these terrorist supporters wanted..ed]

Israeli TV says that ten have been killed by Israeli gunfire.[Oh goody...ed]

Israeli radio says wounded have been taken to hospital, but it is forbidden to tell anyone which hospital [What, no photo op?]

Israeli radio says that the boats are going to be hauled into Haifa. This was not a confrontation. This was a massacre[by whom pray tell..ed]

And that the boats are being hauled into Haifa and not Ashdod so that journalists are not there[crying, we need journalists..ed]

Don't know fate of the other boats [ie; No propaganda to report,,ed]

At about 4:30 am, Israeli commandos dropped from helicopter onto deck of Turkish ship, immediately opened fire on unarmed civilians.[Not, they attacked the IDF...ed]

Haaretz.com: Several casualties in clash between Gaza aid #flotilla, Israel Navy[Clash without weapons?...ed]

IDF soldiers are taking control of the IHH ship, but live stream is still working [Why the livestream? I watched it and you are wrong on all counts..ed]

IDF commandoes descending from an helicopter on the IHH turkish ship. The ship is surrounded by Navy vessels[See what I mean?]

This was done for propaganda purposes, not humanitarian aid, they knew this would happen.

Left out of the tweets was this:

IDF Navy commandos encountered fierce resistance early Monday morning as they boarded international aid ships on the way to Gaza to break the Israeli blockade of the Strip.

According to defense officials, upon boarding the ships the commandos were attacked by activists with rocks, knives and metal pipes.[Weapons of choice to cry "they murdered some of us"]

The soldiers responded with crowd dispersion measures.[Hell ya...ed]

At one point activists succeeded in stealing the weapon of one of the soldiers, leading to an escalation in violence.[Well ya,...ed]

According to unconfirmed Turkish reports, 10 activists were killed and dozens more were injured. [Oh goody, more fodder...ed]

At least 6 Israeli soldiers were injured in the fighting, 2 of whom are in moderate condition.

And a good commentary by JPost
Let’s not fool ourselves. Even if Israel allowed these ships and all such ships to dock in Gaza City’s harbor, it would still be accused of laying siege to the Palestinians in the Strip since, albeit along with Egypt, it controls the land crossings.

In the end, after all, the flotilla is just another chapter in an international campaign to chip away at Israel’s legitimate right to defend itself.

Don't forget Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: St Pancake (Rachel Corrie) Edition.

As an aside, and important one, the family of a soldier kidnapped by Hamas, Gilad Shalit, said they would support the flotillas if the organizers would urge Hamas to allow international organizers to visit him. they refused.

Feck the organizers, feck the flotillas and feck Hamas...

Update: More about those martyred for the sake of Allah Hamas

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says at least four pro-Palestinian activists have been killed after attacking naval commandos who were halting an aid flotilla heading toward the blockaded Gaza Strip.

The army says the soldiers were attacked with knives and clubs as they boarded the six vessels Monday. It says soldiers opened fire after a protester grabbed a weapon from one of the commandos.

The army says dozens of people were wounded, both soldiers and activists, and it is evacuating the casualties from the Mediterranean by helicopter.

Update II: Islamic Rage boys at Israel Consulate in Turkey(see above tweet regarding this)

Related:

IDF Forces Met with Pre-Planned Violence when Attempting to Board Flotilla
Pistols Found on Flotilla Activists, 31 May 2010
Video Update: Israeli Navy Addresses a Ship in the Flotilla, 31 May 2010

By Stable Hand at 01:37 AM | Comments |