Post Reply
Page 2 of 68  •  Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 68 Next
Switch to Forum Live View Gaza bound flotilla set to leave Greece
3 years ago  ::  Jun 27, 2011 - 2:13PM #11
SherriMunnerlyn
Posts: 7,504

Rocketjsquirrel, No laws are being broken by any of the flotilla participants. They have no obligation to respect an illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza.  They are on the side of justice and righteousness, putting their lives at risk for others. There is nothing to fear where they stand.


Sherri

Moderated by Merope on Jun 28, 2011 - 02:57AM
Quick Reply
Cancel
3 years ago  ::  Jun 27, 2011 - 3:02PM #12
SherriMunnerlyn
Posts: 7,504
Here is some good news, the complaint filed against the flotilla boats turned out to be a frivolous claim filed by an Israeli organization named Shurat HaDin (Israel Law Center). They are so notorious for filing this type frivolous legal complaint, these frivolous complaints have been given their own special name, "lawfare." The US to Gaza organization expects they will be sailing, again. Sherri
Quick Reply
Cancel
3 years ago  ::  Jun 27, 2011 - 3:50PM #13
SherriMunnerlyn
Posts: 7,504
Right wing fanatic Pastor John Haggee is reported to be a major financial backer of Shurat HaDin. Why am I not surprised by this? He is the man calling on Americans to go fight for Israel.
Quick Reply
Cancel
3 years ago  ::  Jun 27, 2011 - 3:55PM #14
SherriMunnerlyn
Posts: 7,504
In other news, Israeli American journalist Joseph Dana is reported to be planning to sail to Gaza on the American ship. The article addressing this news appears on Mondoweiss website. Sherri
Quick Reply
Cancel
3 years ago  ::  Jun 27, 2011 - 4:00PM #15
rocketjsquirell
Posts: 15,966

Sherri


It is against US law to give aid or assistance to terrorist organizations. Hamas is a terrorist organization recognized as such by the US. Hamas is also the governing body of Gaza. Delivering aid or assistance to Gaza is a violation of US law. One can and should be prosecuted for it, just as people were prosecuted for supplying aid and assistance to the IRA.


 

Moderated by Merope on Jun 28, 2011 - 02:56AM
Quick Reply
Cancel
3 years ago  ::  Jun 27, 2011 - 4:55PM #16
habesor
Posts: 5,663

There is a second request that I would make of the Gaza flotilla #2 participants. It is that while in Gaza they should try to talk to as many local Gazans as they can without Hamas representatives present. I doubt that Hamas would allow this, which might or might not be an eye opener for these people. Amira Haas once wrote an article about her experiences with a similar group in Gaza and how the Hamas kept them locked up in a hotel so that they wouldn't be able to mingle with the Gazan people.


Habesor

Habesor
Quick Reply
Cancel
3 years ago  ::  Jun 27, 2011 - 5:09PM #17
habesor
Posts: 5,663

By the way, that article by Amira Haas can be found at:


www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/pro-g... 


Habesor

Habesor
Quick Reply
Cancel
3 years ago  ::  Jun 27, 2011 - 5:22PM #18
rocketjsquirell
Posts: 15,966

More non-violence the Palestinian Way


IDF fears flotilla activists will try to kill soldiers


Army info  suggests radical elements equipping some vessels talking part in sail  with bags containing chemicals, most likely sulfur, to use against  soldiers taking over vessels. Activists in Greece claim some ships have  been tampered with


. . .



The US, on its part, continues to issue  warnings to citizens and journalists against participating in the  flotilla. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Noland said Monday that  the US is concerned with the situation which could prove provocative and  dangerous.


full article:



www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-40880...



 


 

Quick Reply
Cancel
3 years ago  ::  Jun 27, 2011 - 5:33PM #19
rocketjsquirell
Posts: 15,966

Sherri


You might wish to learn about the people you support.



Flotilla Violates International Law, Intends To Provoke Violent Confrontation

Last year, anti-Israel extremists and Turkish jihadists organized a flotilla to violate Israel’s naval blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza. The Israeli Navy redirected five of the boats to the Israeli port of Ashdod without incident. However, those on the sixth boat refused to cooperate. When Israeli officers boarded the ship, the Turkish jihadists brutally attacked them with knives, metal bars, and guns. Nine jihadists were killed. This year, the same anti-Israel extremists are planning another international flotilla battalion. They plan to set sail at the end of June with an estimated 10 to 15 ships with 1,000 to 4,000 passengers from 32 countries, purportedly to bring humanitarian goods to Gaza.


International leaders, from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the EU, have urged the organizers to cancel the flotilla. (You can read some of their comments below.)  Nine basic facts about the flotilla:

1. The flotilla organizers blatantly violate international law by trying to breach a legal maritime blockade. According to international and customary law, Israel has the legal right to impose a land and naval blockade on Hamas-controlled Gaza. Hamas is openly dedicated to Israel’s destruction, has been in an ongoing state of armed conflict against Israel, and has fired over 10,000 rockets into Israeli civilian centers. Israel has the legal right and responsibility to protect its citizens by inspecting goods entering Gaza to prevent weapons from reaching Hamas.

2. The flotilla organizers intend to aid and support Hamas, which is designated a terrorist organization by members of the international community, including the U.S., Canada, Israel, the EU, Japan, and Jordan. Hamas’ founding document calls for the murder of Jews, the “obliteration” of Israel, and Israel’s replacement with an Islamist theocracy.

3. The flotilla organizers are trying to provoke a violent confrontation. If they were sincerely concerned about humanitarian aid for Gazans, they would deliver it through official Israeli entry points. Israel has repeatedly offered to deliver goods after officially inspecting them for weapons. The organizers have refused to comply. Instead, they hope their provocative, hostile breach of the blockade will compel Israel to use force and make Israel look like an aggressor.

4.  Gazans are not facing a humanitarian emergency that justifies breaching  the blockade. Humanitarian and consumer goods enter Gaza on a daily  basis. UN officials repeatedly confirm that there is an ample supply  of food and consumer goods. Israel only limits the entry of dual-purpose  goods that could be used for weapons. International  statistics indicate that Gazans have a higher standard of living than  people in nearly all of Africa, including South Africa, as well as parts  of Asia and the Middle East. In fact, Gaza faces a glut of goods, not  a shortage of goods, according to recent press reports.

5.  Hamas, not Israel, has caused the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza.  Hamas has chosen war against Israel instead of peaceful coexistence. It  has imposed a repressive, dictatorial, fundamentalist regime on  Gaza residents and has murdered its political rivals.

6.  Flotilla organizers claim to be “nonviolent peace activists” and “human  rights activists.” They are not. They are members of extremist  organizations that support terrorist groups and are dedicated to the  destruction of Israel. The Free Gaza Movement is an affiliate of the  International Solidarity Movement, which opposes the existence of the  Jewish state. The IHH (Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation) is a  Turkish Islamist organization with links to jihadist organizations in  Bosnia, Syria, Iraq, Libya, and elsewhere.

7.  If flotilla organizers really were peace and human rights activists,  they would not go to Gaza but to Libya or Syria, where the brutal Assad  regime has arrested, tortured, and murdered thousands of  nonviolent, freedom-seeking demonstrators and has caused thousands of  others to become refugees.

8.  The flotilla organizers are violating, not upholding, one of the most  fundamental human rights—a nation’s right and responsibility to protect  itself from enemies bent on murdering its citizens and destroying its  state. “As a country, we will never tolerate our security being  threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed. We will  be relentless in defense of our citizens.” —U.S. President Barack Obama,  May 1, 2011

9. International leaders oppose the flotilla.  U.S.:  “[G]roups and individuals who seek to break Israel’s maritime blockade  of Gaza are taking irresponsible and provocative actions. … We want to  just reiterate that there are established and efficient mechanisms  for getting humanitarian assistance through to Gaza.” —U.S. State  Department Spokesman Mark Toner, June 1, 2011

full article:


www.standwithus.com/app/iNews/view_n.asp...

Moderated by Merope on Jun 28, 2011 - 02:56AM
Quick Reply
Cancel
3 years ago  ::  Jun 27, 2011 - 5:34PM #20
SherriMunnerlyn
Posts: 7,504
I am reading there will be an Arab ship, it may hold up to 200 passengers, the ship's capacity, but I read only 70 confirmed passengers, so far. I read about this ship on gazaTVnews website. Sherri
Quick Reply
Cancel
Page 2 of 68  •  Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 68 Next
 
    Viewing this thread :: 0 registered and 1 guest
    No registered users viewing
    Advertisement

    Beliefnet On Facebook