Israel ‘attacks’ Gaza aid fleet

This state of terrorism and thugs deserve to be bombarded into submission. This will be the beginning of the End for these barbaric Nazis!

UPDATE: Smuggled Video

Despite the Israeli government’s thorough efforts to confiscate all footage taken during the attack, Iara Lee was able to retain some of her video recordings. Below is the unedited footage from the moments leading up to and during the Israeli commandos’ terrorists’ assault on the Mavi Marmara. You can also download this footage by clicking here.

Israeli Thugs Preparing to Commit Flotilla Massacre

Flotilla Attacked

Israeli Thugs Terrorize and Kill Civilians on Flotilla

Protesting Israeli Terrorism

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Up to 16 people were killed and more than 30 people injured when troops stormed the Freedom Flotilla early on Monday, the Israeli Army Radio said.

The flotilla was attacked in international waters, 65km off the Gaza coast.

Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country’s siege on Gaza, according to a Turkish aid agency being quoted by Turkish media.

War Criminal and Lies just before the Massacre

At least two people were killed and more than 30 people injured, the report said early on Monday.

Footage from the flotilla’s lead vessel, the Mavi Marmara, appeared to show armed Israeli soldiers boarding the ship and helicopters flying overhead.

Earlier, the Israeli navy had contacted the captain of the Mavi Marmara, asking him to identify himself and say where the ship was headed.

Shortly after, two Israeli naval vessels had flanked the flotilla on either side, but at a distance.

Organisers of the attempted siege break, dubbed the Freedom Flotilla, then diverted their ships and slowed down to avoid a confrontation during the night.

They also issued all passengers life jackets and asked them to remain below deck.

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists, including a Nobel laureate and several European legislators, are with the flotilla, aiming to reach Gaza in defiance of an Israeli embargo.

But Israel has said it will not allow the flotilla to reach the Gaza Strip and vowed to stop the six ships from reaching the coastal Palestinian territory.

The flotilla had set sail from a port in Cyprus on Sunday and aimed to reach Gaza by Monday morning.

Israel said the boats were embarking on “an act of provocation” against the Israeli military, rather than providing aid, and that it had issued warrants to prohibit their entrance to Gaza.

We’ve become accustomed to Israeli propaganda, lies and deception. What does one expect from NaZionists?

It asserted that the flotilla would be breaking international law by landing in Gaza, a claim the organisers rejected

Haaretz Reports:

Report: Israel Navy opens fire on Gaza aid flotilla; 2 activists killed

Several pro-Palestinian campaigners wounded after six-ship convoy sailing for Gaza Strip ignored Israel’s order to turn back, Turkish news reports.

Israel Navy troops opened fire on pro-Palestinian activists aboard a six-ship aid flotilla sailing for the Gaza Strip, killing two and wounding several others after the convoy ignored orders to turn back, Turkey’s NTV reported early Monday.

Turkey condemns Israel over deadly attack on Gaza aid flotilla

The decision by Israeli troops to storm a flotilla of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, killing at least 15 people, was inhumane and unacceptable, Turkey has warned.

Published: 6:57AM BST 31 May 2010

“We strongly condemn these inhumane practices of Israel,” a written statement said.

“This deplorable incident, which took place in open seas and constitutes a fragrant breach of international law, may lead to irreparable consequences in our bilateral relations,” it said.

“Whatever the reason is, such action against civilians involved only in peaceful activities is unacceptable.

“Israel will have to bear the consequences of this behaviour, which constitutes a violation of international law,” it said.

Gaza flotilla drives Israel into a sea of stupidity

Of course the peace flotilla will not bring peace, and it won’t even manage to reach the Gaza shore. The action plan has included dragging the ships to Ashdod port, but it has again dragged us to the shores of stupidity and wrongdoing

By Gideon Levy

By Marwan Bishara on May 31st, 2010
The Israeli military attack on the ‘break the siege of Gaza’ flotilla in international waters, 65km off the shores of Gaza, has broken the barrier of silence over the Gaza siege.

The Israeli military’s justification that its soldiers were lynched and hence were defending themselves adds insult to death.

Israeli spokespeople and officials have used the same military strategy in the battle for public opinion: offence is the best defence. Israel had no other option, say the Israeli officials, but to attack!

However, regardless of exactly what happened on those solidarity ships, Israeli use of force will prove self-defeating. Attacking other nations’ citizens in international waters because they resisted arrest is not only illegal, but serves to demean international legal norms.

The UN Goldstone Commission report considered the siege of Gaza to be a possible “war crime”. Defending such an illegal and inhumane siege through an attack on a civilian international solidarity group, will make defending Israel’s actions ever more challenging for its allies.

And you can be sure that Barack Obama, the US president, would be relieved not to have to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Israeli premier at this time.

Meanwhile, Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, may cut his overseas trip short. And you can be sure that Barack Obama, the US president, would be relieved not to have to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Israeli premier at this time.

Europeans are no less embarrassed. Only a few days ago, they rooted for Israel’s membership of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

But will that lead to the lifting of the siege of Gaza or will it be more of the same empty indignation and paralysed condemnations?

What ‘international community’? Where are the Arabs?

‘International community’ is a loaded term. And when it comes to Israel and Palestine it means a lot of talk and little or no action – hence 43 62 years of occupation.

The so-called ‘international community’ acts when Israel’s allies – the US and its Western allies – agree. So resolutions concerning Iraq or Iran, for example, are passed while those regarding Israel are blocked.

The emergence of a civic ‘international community’ committed to taking action to break the siege of Gaza comes as a result of the incapacity of the official ‘international community’ to do more than issue UN resolutions and condemnations.

Israel’s worst nightmare is becoming a reality. The civic ‘international community’ is organising much as it did against Apartheid South Africa.

Israel has referred to the international solidarity movement as Hamas’ “Jihadi friends”. But the diversity and plurality of the movement and the identity of the passengers on the attacked flotilla render any such claim transparently ridiculous.

Meanwhile, the weakest link in the ‘international community’ seems to be the official members of the Arab League who have reduced their role to that of mere spectators.

Security or arrogance?

The Israeli attack on and takeover of the solidarity flotilla – when Israel had been informed that the Turkish authorities had checked the ships in their ports – appears to be based less on security concerns than on a calculated effort to deter others from attempting more of the same.

A cold cost and benefit analysis of the Israeli operation shows no particular benefit – security or otherwise – but potential major losses.

Among other possible diplomatic fallouts, Turkish-Israeli relations – which have been deteriorating over the past couple of years – have been severely damaged by this attack and it is unclear now how Israel will be able to regain its strategic relationship with Turkey after killing Turkish civilians.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, has already accused Israel of “knowing how to kill”. Turkey will now also be aware that Israel is capable of taking matters into its own hands, regardless of what anybody says.

Unlike most of the Arab states, Turkey is not under one man rule. Rather, Erdogan answers to a party and to vibrant public opinion that seems ever more irritated by Turkish-Israeli relations.

Israel’s motto has long been: ‘Israel does whatever it must, and the world (Goyim) can say all they want.’

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