I have updated this site with contributions from comments around the world
and also added anti Israel views from pro-Hamas documentary.
If you would like to contribute your own story with sources, I will be happy to add it.




Israel warned the boats that they were violating their naval blockade setup to prevent arms from entering Israel or Gaza. The boats only needed to allow for fair inspection to prove that there were no weapons on-board and then be allowed to proceed to their destination. However they refused to do so and were dealt with force. The so called peaceful pro-Hamas activists started badgering Israeli commandos who boarded the boats with all kinds of crude weapons. The Israeli commandos had to react in self defense.

It would have been easier for Israel to be done with their warnings and then put a missile in each of these boats to get rid of this problem very easily. But they did not want to blood of these people on their hands and hence acted in a much more diplomatic and cautious manner until they were provoked consistently to use force to subdue them.

After that they came to their senses and started to cry bloody murder to condemn the Israelis. What is more intriguing is that the world leaders including Hillary Clinton and UN members quickly condemned Israel even before they cared to find out what the real facts of this incursion were and who was really at fauly.

Would USA or any other country tolerate any incursion of illegal weapons into their country ?

Israeli Government Official Account Web Link

Weapons found on the "peaceful" aid boats to Gaza.

In a special meeting of the Israeli Security Cabinet on Tuesday (June 1), it was disclosed that approximately 40 people on the upper deck of the ship with no identification wearing bullet proof vests and using weapons against the IDF soldiers are considered to be mercenaries of the al-Qaeda terror organization. During this special meeting it became clear that while the civillian protestors were sent to the lower deck of the ship, this group of mercenaries split into organized cells in order to combat the IDF soldiers. The cabinet places full responsibility for the incident on those who started the violence which clearly placed the soldiers' lives in danger.

If history has taught us anything and if you still want to take the word of  ARABS then here is some more lies you might want to be informed about - note that all of them who make anti-Israel comments have names like Ishmail, Ahmed, etc.

How many times have the HAMAS hid behind their civilians and fired at Israelis?

1. THE One Sided LIES :


2. A TRUE Debate - note the one sided comments and preconceived opinions of the person conducting the interview ......



This is another ARAB PROPAGANDA effort to undermine the sincere efforts of Israel for True Peace and promote the activities of HAMAS, a terrorist organization,  which will affect the entire world with promoting terror activities all around the world and even affect those who support them blindly without understanding the background of the issues.


       Sammy Benjamin


A Solomon Borgawker Contribution:

May 31, 2010...11:03

Pistols Found on Flotilla Activists, 31 May 2010

Pistols Found on Flotilla Activists

31 May 2010

According to reports from sea, on board the flotilla that was attempting to break the maritime closure on the Gaza Strip, IDF forces apprehended two violent activists holding pistols. The violent activists took these pistols from IDF forces and apparently opened fire on the soldiers as evident by the empty pistol magazines.



Hamas "Peace" activists need to learn from Mahatma Gandhi
about true peaceful non-violence demonstration:





A Debbie  Contribution:

How do they raise their children ?

This one sided HAMAS story will reveal a GRAVE TRUTH they will tell you themselves in their effort to defame and blame Israel for ALL their problems.





Nissim Moses Contribution:


A Jacqueline Solomon Contribution :



A Daniel Bamnolkar Contribution:

From: The Israel Project <info@theisraelproject.org>
Subject: The TIP Sheet - See Gaza Footage For Yourself
Date: Monday, May 31, 2010, 10:02 PM

The TIP Sheet
See Gaza Footage For Yourself
May 31, 2010

UN Security Council Meeting to Discuss Incident
TIP Press Release, May 31, 2010

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday (May 31) he has canceled his planned visit to the United States to meet with President Obama at the White House Tuesday following a planned attack on Israeli soldiers by weapons-wielding protesters illegally entering Israeli waters. [more]

Video footage from idfnadesk, the Israeli Defense Forces' YouTube Channel, May 31, 2010

Video taken by IDF naval boat shows the passengers of the MaviMarmara, one of the ships in the 'Free Gaza' Flotilla, violently attacking IDF soldiers who were trying to board the ship after having sent repeated requests for the boat to change course.  [more]


TIP will continue to monitor the situation and upload new royalty-free footage to our video player as new content is available.

Participants chanted Islamic battle cry invoking killing of Jews and called for Martyrdom
Article by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, May 31, 2010

On the day before the Gaza flotilla confronted the Israeli navy, Al-Jazeera TV documented the pre-battle atmosphere created by men on board the flotilla, who chanted a well-known Islamic battle cry invoking the killing and defeat of Jews in battle:  "[Remember] KhaibarKhaibar, oh Jews! The army of Muhammad will return!"   [more]

Statement from Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, Gabriella Shalev

The Security Council is convened this afternoon following the serious event that took place today early morning local time, when a convoy of six ships attempted to break the maritime blockage off the cost of Gaza. [ Read More ]

The Gaza flotilla and the maritime blockade of Gaza - Legal background
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 31, 2010 

A maritime blockade is in effect off the coast of Gaza. It has been imposed, as Israel is currently in a state of armed conflict with the Hamas regime that controls Gaza. [more]

IDF coordinates the transfer of truckloads of humanitarian aid on a daily basis. 

Archive Photo: IDF Spokesperson

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 25, 2010

Well over a million tons of humanitarian supplies entered Gaza from Israel over the last 18 months equaling nearly a ton of aid for every man, woman and child in Gaza. Millions of dollars worth of international food aid continually flows through the Israeli humanitarian apparatus, ensuring that there is no food shortage in Gaza. [more]

Protesters Attack with Guns and Knives, Israel Regrets 10 Dead
Injured Evacuated to Israeli Hospitals
TIP Press Release, May 31, 2010 

Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said in a press conference on Monday (May 31) regarding the Turkish-led flotilla that:
"The armada of hate and violence in support of Hamas terror organization was a premeditated and outrageous provocation." [more]

TIP Press Release, May 28, 2010

A flotilla of pro-Palestinian demonstrators with links to terrorist groups is en route to the Gaza Strip in defiance of Israeli government requests to deliver their shipment through legal channels. [more]

IDF forces met with pre-planned violence when attempting to board flotilla
Previously, Israel Navy warned the flotilla that the Gaza region is closed to maritime traffic.
May 31, 2010 

Early this morning (31 May), IDF naval forces intercepted six ships attempting to break the naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. This happened after numerous warnings from Israel and the Israel Navy that were issued prior to the action. [more]

Weapons prepared on the MaviMarmara Photo: IDF Spokesperson
Behind the Headlines: The seizure of the Gaza flotilla
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 31, 2010 

Despite attacks by HamasIsrael maintains an ongoing humanitarian corridor for the transfer of food and humanitarian supplies to Gaza, used by internationally recognized organizations including the United Nations and the Red Cross. [more]

IHH head BülentYildirim aboard the MaviMarmara, holding a young child. He said children 

were brought along to prevent Israel from attacking the ships (IHH website, May 30 2010).

The Flotilla to the Gaza Strip – Update
The Intelligence and TerrorismInformationCenter (ITIC) Press Release
May 30, 2010

As of the afternoon of May 30, five ships were located near Cyprus and had not yet set sail for the Gaza Strip. The sixth boat, Challenger II, which belongs to the Free Gaza flotilla and carries 14 members of European parliaments, was expected to join the five ships between Cyprus and Gaza. [more]

Flotilla YouTube Videos from Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

More Flotilla YouTube Videos:

A brutal ambush at sea
Article by Ron Ben-Yishai, May 31, 2010 

Ron Ben Yishai recounts bloody clash aboard Gaza-bound vessel: The lacking crowd-dispersal means, the brutal violence of ‘peace activists,’ and the attempt to bring down an IDF helicopter.  [more]

The Israel Project appreciates your tax-deductible support of its work to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship.

A John Perry Contribution:

StandWithUs Denounces Anti-Israel Flotilla Goals and Lynching Attempt, Supports Need for Israel to Defend Itself
Dear Friends, 
We regret the violence, unnecessary casualties, and loss of life instigated by the anti-Israel flotilla when it defied national and international law, and provoked a confrontation with Israel early this morning.

It did not have to be like this. 

Israel has sought peace and compromise with its neighbors for all of its 62 years.

However, Hamas activists and supporters, in an intentional provocation against Israel, violated international law, violently attacked Israeli military and security personnel with steel pipes, knives, rocks and, according to the most recent news reports, with gun fire, and provoked bloodshed.

It did not have to turn out this way.

The organizers of the anti-Israel flotilla claimed that their goal was bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza's residents. Israel offered to accommodate them in any way possible, and deliver the donated goods through Ashdod, using normal search procedures. The activists rejected the offer.

The Israeli navy contacted the boats, and warned them not to proceed to Gaza, but to go instead to Ashdod. They refused.

Their refusal violated international law and directly attacked Israel's sovereign rights. The Oslo Accords give Israel sovereignty over the Gaza coast, and international law allows countries to ask suspicious boats to identify themselves before entering their waters, and to require that they conform to the nation's laws and security needs.

Israel cannot allow unknown goods and people to enter GazaGaza is controlled by Hamas, a terrorist regime that calls for the murder of Jews, the "obliteration" of Israel and its replacement with an Islamist theocracy. In the past, Israel has intercepted weapons-laden boats headed for Gaza's coast.

No government allows unidentified people and goods to flout their border regulations and enter their countries freely. If these activists behaved similarly at passport and security control in the U.S. or any other nation's shores, ignoring their official protocol and violently attacking security personnel, they would also have been stopped and arrested.

It should not come as a surprise that any country's navy would find it necessary to board and search a vessel attempting illegally to enter their sovereign shores. What is surprising is that the Israeli security personnel were brutally attacked with knives, lead pipes, and other weapons when they carried out predictable and routine security procedures.

Israel has pressing security needs on its border with Gaza, which is controlled by a terrorist organization, and has become a center of other terrorist entities as well, such as Al Qaeda and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Hamas was responsible for close to 40% of the suicide attacks against Israeli citizens, has launched over 8,000 rocket attacks at communities in southern Israel since 2005, and intensively smuggles weapons to continue its war. Israel could not give a free pass to vessels that might contribute to Hamas' terrorist efforts.

It did not have to be like this.

The flotilla organizers claim they are "peace activists." They should be very concerned that the Hamas government they seek to aid is an enemy of peace, opposes all compromise and negotiations, and systematically incites its people to hate and kill Israelis. They should be concerned that Hamas is a brutal regime that has tortured and murdered almost a thousand Palestinian rivals, summarily executes alleged Israeli "collaborators," terrorizes and oppresses Gaza residents, and has held kidnapped Israeli soldier GiladShalit incommunicado for nearly three years, violating all human rights standards. They should also be concerned that in supporting the Hamas regime, they endorse the murder of Jews and the genocidal threats of Hamas' main sponsor, Iran.

It did not have to be like this.

The flotilla organizers could have sincerely sought peace by urging Hamas to recognize Israel as the Jewish State, accept past Palestinian-Israeli agreements, and reject terrorism and violence. Instead, the flotilla activists endorse Hamas' current extremism and belligerence.

People of good will everywhere should condemn the flotilla's goals and its violence.


"Activists carried out pre-meditated violence, armed with guns, knives and metal bars, each sailor being attacked by a mob of a dozen extremists"

"The provocateurs were organized by an Islamist organization that has links to fundamentalist jihadi groups"

"The extremists brought small children on board knowing that they intended to violate international maritime law"

"Israel offered to transfer the aid to Gaza again and again - they refused - and chose confrontation"

"Weapons found on board; the organizers intent was violent, their method was violent and the result was, unfortunately violent"

"Allowing the illegal flotilla to reach Hamas would have opened a corridor of smuggling of weapons to Gaza, resulting in civilian deaths"

"Israel transfers about 15,000 tons of supplies and humanitarian aid every week to the people of Gaza"

"We fully intend to go to Gaza regardless of any intimidation or threats of violence against us, they are going to have to forcefully stop us," said one of the flotilla's organizers

"No country would allow illegal entry of any vessel into their waters without a security check"

From Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch:

On the day before the Gaza flotilla confronted the Israeli navy, Al-Jazeera TV documented the pre-battle atmosphere created by men on board the flotilla, chanting a well known Islamic battle cry invoking the killing and defeat of Jews in battle: 

"[Remember] KhaibarKhaibar, oh Jews! The army of Muhammad will return!"

Khaibar is the name of the last Jewish village defeated by Muhammad's army in 628. Many Jews were killed in that battle, which marked the end of Jewish presence in Arabia. There are Muslims who see that as a precursor for future wars against Jews. At gatherings and rallies of extremists, this chant is often heard as a threat to Jews to expect to be defeated and killed again by Muslims.

Watch the Shocking Video Here

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ShulaAizerContribution :

From: Israel Advocacy <israeladvocacy@hvc.rr.com>
Date: Mon, May 31, 2010 at 11:36 PM
Subject: More facts concerning the Gaza bound flotilla confrontation

Dear Friends of Israel,

More facts concerning the Gaza bound flotilla confrontation.

The IDF reports that the passengers on the Gaza-bound flotilla lay in wait for the IDF to board their vessel and then attacked IDF soldiers, opening fire on them. One IDF soldier was critically wounded. A crew member reportedly snatched a gun from an IDF soldier and then opened fire on the troops. Another soldier was stabbed in the stomach with a sharp object. The soldier is in moderate condition and was transferred for medical treatment by helicopter to RambamHospital in Haifa. Doctors there determined he would require surgery. At least fourteen soldiers were wounded and were transferred to  hospitalsRaadSalah, anti-Semitic head of northern branch of Israeli Islamic Movement, is reported to be severely injured.

The IDF spokesperson said that the crew of the flotilla were not peaceful humanitarians, but rather militants who were preparing for provocation and violence, and were planning to stage a "lynch" of the Israeli soldiers.

Other people wounded in the operation were transferred to various hospitals in Israel via helicopter. Foreign news agencies including Turkey's news agency are claiming that Israeli forces wounded dozens of the crew and that several were killed. Footage from the operation has already reached some news sites. In the footage, Israeli soldiers wearing gas masks can be seen. In one video, an IDF doctor can be seen treating one of the wounded.

Soldiers are still checking the boats for explosives and hiding militants.

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Late Sunday night, the Israeli Navy surprised the six-boat flotilla bound for Hamas-controlled Gaza in international waters and hundreds of IDF soldiers who came by air and sea boarded the ships and announced to all passengers that they are under arrest.

One of the crew said that one “Navy warship” had contacted the six boats in the flotilla and asked them to identify themselves. They were told the Navy would board the boats if the ships's crew and passengers do not agree to head for the Ashdod port instead of the GazaCoast, where Israel maintains sovereignty under the Oslo Accords and does not allow ships to approach without searching them for arms.

International law allows for countries to ask suspicious boats to identify themselves. The vessels' passengers did not cooperate and called the move "scare tactics" on their streamed broadcasts.

The IDF searched the boats for arms immediately after the takeover. The soldiers were forced to use tear gas after they were attacked with knives, daggers and cudgels, putting their lives in danger. Unofficial reports that ten persons have been killed and another ten wounded were admitted to RambamHospital in Haifa were changed by the Arab television station Al Jazeera, to two killed and four wounded. An Al Jazeera reporter on one of the boats reported hearing gunshots.

The IDF has not issued a complete report on casualties or wounded in the operation. However, hospitals were put on alert to accept possible wounded.

The IDF released a terse statement shortly after midnight Sunday, stating, "Israeli Navy soldiers left this evening in order to stop the flotilla's provocative trip to Gaza. During the last few days, the soldiers have been conducting drills to ensure the mission's success."

Turkey's government called an emergency meeting to discuss the IDF action. Defense Minister Barak is holding ongoing meetings with his advisors.

The flotilla activists, some of whom are identified with terrorist Muslim groups, did not expect a confrontation with the Navy until Monday morning, when the flotilla expected to near the Gaza coast.

The flotilla sailed on Sunday, more than two days later than planned and without two of the ships that did not join because of malfunctions but which were expected to set sail after repairs.

“We fully intend to go to Gaza regardless of any intimidation of threats of violence against us,” said activist HuwaidaAraf from the ships. “They are going to have to forcefully stop us.”

Israel was determined not to allow the boats to reach Gaza and set a precedent that would break Israeli sovereignty over the waters in order to prevent terrorists and arms from being smuggled from the Mediterranean Sea as they are from Egypt.

The flotilla included three ships of passengers and three cargo ships with aid. The Israeli military and Foreign Ministry  accused the activists of being more interested in trying to stage an anti-Israel stunt and strengthenHamas rather than trying to help Gaza Arabs. Government spokesmen pointed out repeatedly that aid always can be shipped to Gaza through the Ashdod port, and that the alleged “humanitarian crisis” is a ruse because Israel oversees daily shipments of hundreds of tons of food, merchandise and supplies.

Will the Media Report Fairly?

The initial pictures and reports of this incident (supplied mainly by the less than objective al-Jazeera and Turkish media) do not paint Israel in a positive light, not helped by the fluidity of the situation and conflicting information.

It is the duty of the international media to report fairly and accurately. We have been here before, from incidents ranging from the al-Dura affair, the Jenin "massacre" and many other libels perpetrated by a media all too willing to take the side of those who seek to harm Israel.

We hope that the media will not repeat its past mistakes. While a clearer picture of today's events may eventually emerge, the damage has already been done in the first few hours of reporting. Retractions and corrections will do little to soften the blow.

Will the media take at face value the statements and anti-Israel propaganda of groups who were committed to causing an incident of this nature? Will the media join in the automatic knee-jerk anti-Israel reaction that is all too often the norm?

Keep an eye on your local media to ensure that the facts behind this tragic incident are not drowned by a wave of anti-Israel sentiment.


BBC REPORTING w/ additions

Gaza flotilla: Israel to free detained activists

Page last updated at 23:19 GMT, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 0:19 UK

Hillary Clinton: "The situation is Gaza is unsustainable and unacceptable"

 India added its own voice to the global chorus of condemnation of that event. “India deplores the tragic loss of life and the reports of killings and injuries to people on the boats carrying supplies for Gaza,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement Monday. “There can be no justification for such indiscriminate use of force, which we condemn.”

Israel says it will release all the foreign nationals seized on board an aid flotilla trying to break its blockade of Gaza.

The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it hoped deportations would be completed within 48 hours.

At least nine pro-Palestinian activists died when Israeli commandos raided the six-ship convoy early on Monday.

Amid international criticism Israel says its troops acted in self-defence, but campaigners deny this.

The incident has sparked widespread concern and led to calls for Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Israel has maintained control of Gaza's airspace and territorial waters, as well as most of its land borders, since withdrawing troops and settlers from the territory in 2005.

According to the UN, Gaza receives about one-quarter of the supplies it used to receive in the years before the blockade was tightened in 2007.

Israel and Egypt sealed off the territory after militant group Hamas seized power there in 2007.
Obama condolences

Amid ongoing diplomatic concern at the incident, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the situation in Gaza "unsustainable".

She said on Tuesday that Washington would support an Israeli investigation of the raid but it must be "prompt, impartial, credible and transparent", as called for by the UN Security Council.

And President Barack Obama was reported to have called Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to express his condolences over the loss of life on the Turkish-registered lead vessel.

Mr Erdogan has described the assault as a "bloody massacre" and said must be punished. He said Israel should not test Turkey's patience.

Turkey, formerly a close ally of Israel, has been one of the states most vocal in its condemnation of the raid.

Diplomatic sources in Ankara have said at least four of those killed were Turkish.
Irish concern

Meanwhile, another ship carrying aid has set sail for Gaza intending to challenge the Israeli blockade, organisers said.
Continue reading the main story Mavi Marmara just before it left Istanbul on 22 May

    * The UN Charter on the Law of the Sea says only if a vessel is suspected to be transporting weapons, or weapons of mass destruction, can it be boarded in international waters. Otherwise the permission of the ship's flag carrying nation must be sought.
    * The charter allows for naval blockades, but the effect of the blockade on civilians must be proportionate to the effect on the military element for the blockade to be legally enforceable.
    * A ship trying to breach a blockade can be boarded and force may be used to stop it as long as it is "necessary and proportionate".
    * The Israeli Defense Forces say soldiers acted in self-defence.
    * An investigation, either by the UN or by the ship's flag-carrier Turkey, is required to find if the use of force was proportionate to a claim of self defence.

Q&A: Israeli raid on aid flotilla Israeli raid: What went wrong? Guide: Gaza under blockade Convoy raid sparks press fury In pictures: Aid flotilla raid protests

Greta Berlin, of the Free Gaza Movement, said on Tuesday the MV Rachel Corrie would "be there within the week".

Five of those on board are Irish, including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Maguire, prompting Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen to appeal for its safe arrival in Gaza.

"If any harm comes to any of our citizens it will have the most serious consequences," he told parliament on Tuesday.

He said Dublin had asked Israel to ensure the boat "complete its journey unimpeded and discharge its humanitarian cargo in Gaza".

Israel seized more than 670 people with the ships and deported 50 early on Tuesday.

But officials faced mounting calls on Tuesday to free those still be detained.

"All foreign nationals who were on board the fleet and were arrested will be deported from Tuesday night," Mr Netanyahu's office said in a statement.

The expulsions would be carried out by Thursday, according to Israeli military radio.

Eyewitness accounts of the raid from some of those activists released earlier cast doubt on Israel's version of events.

Israel said its soldiers were attacked with "knives, clubs and other weapons" when they landed on the Turkish passenger ship Mavi Marmara and had opened fire in self-defence.

German politician Norman Paech said he had only seen wooden sticks being brandished as troops abseiled on to the deck of the ship.

And Israeli Arab MP Haneen Zuabi told a press conference that troops began firing while still in the helicopters hovering over the ships.

The six ships, carrying more than 100 tonnes of aid and 700 campaigners, had sailed from Cyprus in a bid to break Israel's blockade of Gaza.

Israel had warned organisers that the flotilla would not be allowed to arrive.

    The flotilla of six ships, including the Turkish ferry Mavi Marmara, was on its way from Cyprus to Gaza carrying supplies including cement, paper and water purification tablets.

    As the flotilla, still in international waters, neared Gaza, Israeli commandos intercepted the boats from air and sea. This image shows a soldier rappelling from a helicopter onto the upper deck of the ferry.

    The Israelis say their soldiers were set upon and beaten with bats, chairs and metal poles as soon as they boarded the Mavi Marmara. Activists say the soldiers attacked them first.

    As the incident escalated, the Israelis used live weapons on the activists, although the exact circumstances are unclear. This still from Turkish TV footage shows first aid being given to an injured activist.

    At the end of the incident at least 10 activists were dead. Israel escorted the flotilla to the port of Ashdod and detained the protesters. An online maritime tracking map shows the route taken by the boats.

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Following the Israeli raid, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ordered the border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip to be opened.

The Rafah crossing has been closed since 2007, although special medical cases are occasionally allowed through.

The Egyptian state news agency said the latest opening was to allow humanitarian aid through. It is not clear how long it will be kept open

Continue reading the main story Mavi Marmara just before it left Istanbul on 22 May

    * The UN Charter on the Law of the Sea says only if a vessel is suspected to be transporting weapons, or weapons of mass destruction, can it be boarded in international waters. Otherwise the permission of the ship's flag carrying nation must be sought.
    * The charter allows for naval blockades, but the effect of the blockade on civilians must be proportionate to the effect on the military element for the blockade to be legally enforceable.
    * A ship trying to breach a blockade can be boarded and force may be used to stop it as long as it is "necessary and proportionate".
    * The Israeli Defense Forces say soldiers acted in self-defence.
    * An investigation, either by the UN or by the ship's flag-carrier Turkey, is required to find if the use of force was proportionate to a claim of self defence.

Q&A: Israeli raid on aid flotilla Israeli raid: What went wrong? Guide: Gaza under blockade Convoy raid sparks press fury In pictures: Aid flotilla raid protests

White House backs investigation into Israeli raid

(AP) – 5 hours ago

WASHINGTON — The White House says it supports a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for an investigation into Israel's deadly raid on ships taking humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, however, wouldn't say whether President Barack Obama condemns the actions of the Israeli forces.

Gibbs stood by the president's earlier statement expressing "deep regret" for the loss of at least nine lives in the attack. Palestinians, Arabs and Turkey have called for a stronger condemnation.

The raid is likely to increase pressure on Israel to end its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Gibbs says the blockade is meant to keep weapons, not aid, out of area. He says the incident highlights the need for a comprehensive peace plan.


Helen Thomas tells Jews to go back to Germany

O'Reilly and Goldberg Mock Helen Thomas

Mon, June 07, 2010 Sivan 25, 5770

Jews should leave Palestine and return to Europe,
top U.S. journalist says

White House reporter Helen Thomas also slams Obama administration for not condemning 'deliberate Gaza flotilla massacre.'

When asked where then the Jews should go, the senior White House correspondent said they should "Go home…. To Poland, Germany…and America and everywhere else."

News Web Link

IDF: Five Gaza flotilla activists
linked to Hamas, Al-Qaida

The military did not specify whether these five activists took part in the violent clashes with the Israel Navy commandos that left nine people dead and several more wounded.

Israel still balking at external Gaza flotilla probe, despite growing world pressure

Iran Revolutionary Guards offer to escort Gaza-bound ships

Report: Iran smuggling German-made nuclear equipment via Dubai

Egypt may strip citizenship from those who marry Israelis


Power Point Presentation


    Krauthammer: Those troublesome Jews

    Charles Krauthammer
    Friday, June 4, 2010; A19

    The world is outraged at Israel's blockade of Gaza. Turkey denounces its illegality, inhumanity, barbarity, etc. The usual U.N. suspects, Third World and European, join in. The Obama administration dithers.

    But as Leslie Gelb, former president of the Council on Foreign Relations, writes, the blockade is not just perfectly rational, it is perfectly legal. Gaza under Hamas is a self-declared enemy of Israel -- a declaration backed up by more than 4,000 rockets fired at Israeli civilian territory. Yet having pledged itself to unceasing belligerency, Hamas claims victimhood when Israel imposes a blockade to prevent Hamas from arming itself with still more rockets.

    In World War II, with full international legality, the United States blockaded Germany and Japan. And during the October 1962 missile crisis, we blockaded ("quarantined") Cuba. Arms-bearing Russian ships headed to Cuba turned back because the Soviets knew that the U.S. Navy would either board them or sink them. Yet Israel is accused of international criminality for doing precisely what John Kennedy did: impose a naval blockade to prevent a hostile state from acquiring lethal weaponry.

    Oh, but weren't the Gaza-bound ships on a mission of humanitarian relief? No. Otherwise they would have accepted Israel's offer to bring their supplies to an Israeli port, be inspected for military materiel and have the rest trucked by Israel into Gaza -- as every week 10,000 tons of food, medicine and other humanitarian supplies are sent by Israel to Gaza.

    Why was the offer refused? Because, as organizer Greta Berlin admitted, the flotilla was not about humanitarian relief but about breaking the blockade, i.e., ending Israel's inspection regime, which would mean unlimited shipping into Gaza and thus the unlimited arming of Hamas.

    Israel has already twice intercepted ships laden with Iranian arms destined for Hezbollah and Gaza. What country would allow that?

    But even more important, why did Israel even have to resort to blockade? Because, blockade is Israel's fallback as the world systematically de-legitimizes its traditional ways of defending itself -- forward and active defense.

    (1) Forward defense: As a small, densely populated country surrounded by hostile states, Israel had, for its first half-century, adopted forward defense -- fighting wars on enemy territory (such as the Sinai and Golan Heights) rather than its own.

    Where possible (Sinai, for example) Israel has traded territory for peace. But where peace offers were refused, Israel retained the territory as a protective buffer zone. Thus Israel retained a small strip of southern Lebanon to protect the villages of northern Israel. And it took many losses in Gaza, rather than expose Israeli border towns to Palestinian terror attacks. It is for the same reason America wages a grinding war in Afghanistan: You fight them there, so you don't have to fight them here.

    But under overwhelming outside pressure, Israel gave it up. The Israelis were told the occupations were not just illegal but at the root of the anti-Israel insurgencies -- and therefore withdrawal, by removing the cause, would bring peace.

    Land for peace. Remember? Well, during the past decade, Israel gave the land -- evacuating South Lebanon in 2000 and Gaza in 2005. What did it get? An intensification of belligerency, heavy militarization of the enemy side, multiple kidnappings, cross-border attacks and, from Gaza, years of unrelenting rocket attack.

    (2) Active defense: Israel then had to switch to active defense -- military action to disrupt, dismantle and defeat (to borrow President Obama's description of our campaign against the Taliban and al-Qaeda) the newly armed terrorist mini-states established in southern Lebanon and Gaza after Israel withdrew.

The result? The Lebanon war of 2006 and Gaza operation of 2008-09. They were met with yet another avalanche of opprobrium and calumny by the same international community that had demanded the land-for-peace Israeli withdrawals in the first place. Worse, the U.N. Goldstone report, which essentially criminalized Israel's defensive operation in Gaza while whitewashing the casus belli -- the preceding and unprovoked Hamas rocket war -- effectively de-legitimized any active Israeli defense against its self-declared terror enemies.

(3) Passive defense: Without forward or active defense, Israel is left with but the most passive and benign of all defenses -- a blockade to simply prevent enemy rearmament. Yet, as we speak, this too is headed for international de-legitimation. Even the United States is now moving toward having it abolished.

 But, if none of these is permissible, what's left?

 Ah, but that's the point. It's the point understood by the blockade-busting flotilla of useful idiots and terror sympathizers, by the Turkish front organization that funded it, by the automatic anti-Israel Third World chorus at the United Nations, and by the supine Europeans who've had quite enough of the Jewish problem.

    What's left? Nothing. The whole point of this relentless international campaign is to deprive Israel of any legitimate form of self-defense. Why, just last week, the Obama administration joined the jackals, and reversed four decades of U.S. practice, by signing onto a consensus document that singles out Israel's possession of nuclear weapons -- thus de-legitimizing Israel's very last line of defense: deterrence.

The world is tired of these troublesome Jews, 6 million -- that number again -- hard by the Mediterranean, refusing every invitation to national suicide. For which they are relentlessly demonized, ghettoized and constrained from defending themselves, even as the more committed anti-Zionists -- Iranian in particular -- openly prepare a more final solution.


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The Armed forces made the right decision after they were attacked by armed assassins on the Flotilla, Any normal country would have done the same


Daniel B. wrote on Tue, Monday, June 7, 2010 2:03 AM

Give me Helen's address; I would like to shift to her house from Israel. In any case she will depart sooner or latter. So what will she do keeping a house?

And for "Turkey" - look who is talking???



Janet B. wrote on Tue, Monday, June 7, 2010 2:03 AM

Some news that does not get to the media...



Prior to departure, the 'peace activists' sing about killing Jews

The Israeli Navy addresses a ship nearing the Gaza shore, offering it to dock at the Ashdod Port and transfer its supplies under the ship's crew's supervision. The ship refused to comply.

Close-Up Footage of Mavi Marmara Passengers Attacking IDF Soldiers.

Weapons Found on the Flotilla Ship Mavi Marmara Used by Activists Against IDF Soldiers

Israeli Navy Soldier Describes the Violent Mob Aboard Mavi Marmara

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon presents Israel's position to the media - very few foreign journalists were in attendance

StandWithUs Denounces Anti-Israel Flotilla Goals and Lynching Attempt

Op-Ed in Jerusalem Post - "Peace activists? More like 'peace' militants"

Great article by Melanie Phillips - 'Peace convoy'? This was an Islamist terror ambush


Debbie  added :

Flotilla choir convoy to Gaza - Conflict explained through Jewish history


Helen Thomas under fire for saying
Jews in Israel should go back to Germany, Poland


CNN Reported : Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas retires after controversial remarks about Jews, her agency says.

Hamas Praises Liberal Media Darling Helen Thomas For Jew-Bashing Rant
Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, June 7, 2010, 5:38 AM
Source :  http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2010/06/hamas-praises-liberal-media-darling-helen-thomas-over-recent-jew-comments/

Sweet. Liberal media matron Helen Thomas has a growing fan club in the Middle East.
The Hamas terrorist website Al-Qassam is very impressed with her recent comments urging Jews “to get the hell out of Palestine” and go back to Poland and Germany.


Al-Qassam reported (translated):

Israelis ignore the reality, that they never belong in Palestine but belong in some other countries they know better. Thomas when she asked by David , where Jews should go ? she replied him: “They should go home, German , Poland, America and anywhere else”.

She also mentioned that “remember these people are occupied and it is their land , not German and not Poland”.  This statement by Thomas Helen reflects the opinion of American majority in USA and all masses who support justice and peace in Palestine an whole world.

Moreover, her statement serves peace process in -Middle East- as they like to call it, to a very great extent.

Peace process will be successful, only when Israel get out of Arab Areas, Golan and occupied Palestine, then we can say that peace is happily achieved, other wise, and as long Israel occupies Palestine and some Arab lands, peace will never be achieved and more headache will be brought to the world by state of terror-Israel .

June, 7th, 2010

I cannot understand why no news station is broadcasting this information!!!
Has everyone gone mad?

- Naomi

This video shows that during the unloading of the Marmara boat in the port of Ashdod, behind the bags of flour were boxes of heavy weapons and ammunition: mortars, artillery shells, bazookas, without counting a trunk where more than one million euros was found intended for Hamas.

This videoshould be widely distributed as evidence of why the IDF Naval commandos were =dispatched to intercept the six vessels including the M/S Mavi Marmara. One wonders what is aboard the Irish vessel, the M/S. Rachel Corrie, that Israel will intercept sometime today when it approaches the Naval blockade line off the coast of Gaza. Clearly the Turkish AKP Islamist government is complicit in permitting this military cargo to be loaded on the 'peaceful' Free Gaza
Flotilla. Please distribute this video widely.

If you had any doubt about what was on the flotilla, here is the video. The French explains that the arms on display w ere hidden behind sacks of grain.


But wait until it's over. You won't believe your eyes.


Helsinki Principles on the Law of Maritime Neutrality

5.1.2(3) Merchant ships flying the flag of a neutral State may be attacked if they are believed on reasonable grounds to be carrying contraband or breaching a blockade, and after prior warning they intentionally and clearly refuse to stop, or intentionally and clearly resist visit, search, capture or diversion.

5.1.2(4) Merchant ships flying the flag of a neutral State may be attacked if they:

(a) engage in belligerent acts on behalf of the enemy;
(c) are incorporated into or assist the enemy’s intelligence system;
(e) otherwise make an effective contribution to the enemy’s military action, e.g., by carrying military materials, and it is not feasible for the attacking forces to first place passengers and crew in a place of safety. Unless circumstances do not permit, they are to be given a warning, so that they can re-route, off-load, or take other precautions.

5.2.1 Visit and search

As an exception to Principle 5.1.2 paragraph 1 and in accordance with Principle 1.3 (2nd sentence), belligerent warships have a right to visit and search vis-à-vis neutral commercial ships in order to ascertain the character and destination of their cargo. If a ship tries to evade this control or offers resistance, measures of coercion necessary to exercise this right are permissible. This includes the right to divert a ship where visit and search at the place where the ship is encountered are not practical.

5.2.10 Blockade

Blockade, i.e. the interdiction of all or certain maritime traffic coming from or going to a port or coast of a belligerent, is a legitimate method of naval warfare. In order to be valid, the blockade must be declared, notified to belligerent and neutral States, effective and applied impartially to ships of all States. A blockade may not bar access to neutral ports or coasts. Neutral vessels believed on reasonable and probable grounds to be breaching a blockade may be stopped and captured. If they, after prior warning, clearly resist capture, they may be attacked.

For a complete version :

UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza
(Jewish Traitor)


Sir* Gerald Kaufman's £1,800 rug and an £8,865 claim for a television: MPs' expenses

 Sir* Gerald Kaufman and his Regents Park flat  Photo: Anthony Upton/Eddie Mulholland

The former environment minister was asked to attend a meeting with officials from the parliamentary fees office to discuss details of another claim relating to £28,834 of work on the kitchen and bathroom at his London flat.

He told them that the work was necessary because he was “living in a slum”, though his second home, off Regent’s Park, is in one of the most fashionable areas of the capital. He was eventually reimbursed for £15,329.

* Did the Queen make a mistake  - can he be UN-KNIGHTED :).

Full Report at :

Judge a person by his friends

It is most telling that, on Thursday, Kaufman – who once branded Ariel Sharon “a war criminal” (a label which he ended Thursday’s polemic by assigning to the entire Israeli Government) – was keen for the House (and the country) to hear that Yasser Arafat was “a friend of mine”. What a mark of distinction! For someone who read philosophy at Oxford, however, Kaufman employs the most bewildering of moral compasses.

More at : http://melchettmike.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/dame-gerald-our-very-own-uncle-tom/




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