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Israeli Military Blocks Female Flotilla From Reaching Gaza


#1

Israeli Military Blocks Female Flotilla From Reaching Gaza

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

The Israeli navy on Wednesday stopped a boat carrying international female activists, preventing them from breaking the blockade of Gaza.

Among the 13 people on board the Women's Boat to Gaza, a mission of the international Freedom Flotilla Coalition, were Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire of Ireland, retired U.S. army colonel Ann Wright, New Zealand politician Marama Davidson, and Malaysian doctor Fauziah Hasan.


#3

Didn't the Israel government give Gaza back to the residents of Gaza?
Then why is the Zionist government of Bibi Netanyahu allowed to control the seaports and airspace of Gaza?
Israel tells the citizens of Gaza that no ships can dock in their ports and no airplanes can fly into their territory without Israeli approval. Which Israel never grants as we can see from this article.
Israel has turned Gaza into a giant ghetto much like the Germans turned Warsaw into a Jewish ghetto in WWII.
And like the Nazis, the Israelis periodically invade that ghetto to teach the Palestinians a lesson by killing hundreds and thousands of them.
The Israelis have become the very fascists that they once claimed to hate.


#5

The cover-up of the unprovoked attack by Israel upon the U.S.S. Liberty in international waters on a bright, sunny day, when the Liberty was flying an enormous American flag, is ongoing. Because Israel.

Here's a link to the website kept by the U.S.S. Liberty survivors: http://www.gtr5.com/

From the website:

"On June 8, 1967, US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was suddenly and brutally attacked on the high seas in international waters by the air and naval forces of Israel. The Israeli forces attacked with full knowledge that this was an American ship and lied about it. Survivors have been forbidden for 40 years to tell their story under oath to the American public. The USS Liberty Memorial web site tells their story and is dedicated to the memory of the 34 brave men who died.

"After surveilling USS Liberty for more than nine hours with almost hourly aircraft overflights and radar tracking, the air and naval forces of Israel attacked our ship in international waters without warning. USS Liberty was identified as a US naval ship by Israeli reconnaissance aircraft nine hours before the attack and continuously tracked by Israeli radar and aircraft thereafter. Sailing in international waters at less than five knots, with no offensive armament, our ship was not a military threat to anyone.

"The Israeli forces attacked without warning and without attempting to contact us. Thirty four Americans were killed in the attack and another 174 were wounded. The ship, a $40-million dollar state-of-the-art signals intelligence platform, was later declared unsalvageable and sold for scrap."

Why did Israel do this? According to former CIA analyst Ray McGovern:

"One view is that the Israelis did not want the United States to find out they were massing troops to seize the Golan Heights from Syria and wanted to deprive the United States of the opportunity to argue against such a move.

"James Bamford, in Body of Secrets, adduces evidence, including reporting from an Israeli journalist eyewitness and an Israeli military historian, of wholesale killing of Egyptian prisoners of war at the coastal town of El Arish in the Sinai.

"The Liberty was patrolling directly opposite El Arish in international waters but within easy range to pick up intelligence on what was going on there. And the Israelis were well aware." http://www.alternet.org/story/64833/the_%22hidden_day%22_israel_deliberately_attacked_american_ship,_killing_34


#6

The Israelis have become the very fascists that they once claimed to hate.

The comparison to the Warsaw Ghetto is quite appropriate.

I've often conjectured the psychological foundation of the Zionist's (mis)treatment of the Palestinians is some attempt to regain their dignity, their pride, their machismo, whatever, by inflicting some of the same horrid genocidal atrocities on the Palestinians that were inflicted upon so many Jews by the Nazis.

The parallels are too obvious to ignore.

Substitute IDF for einsatzgruppen and it's a near perfect match.

The main difference is the Nazi's genocide of the Jews moved at a rapid pace, whereas the Zionist genocide of the Palestinians has stretched over decades.

And the fascisti here in the US support this genocide just like they supported the other.


#7

As you know, Israel and the U.S. operate completely outside of international law, which does not apply to them.

And the Palestinians are the one people in human history who have absolutely no rights of any kind, thanks to the fascist state of Israel and its enabler, the U.S.


#8

We have given the Israelis 65 years to regain their sanity and instead of getting better they have gotten progressively worse.
Times up.


#10

The zionist rag NYT controls the media response to atrocities by Israel. Read " Goliath" by Max Blumenthal to see the actual conditions of the apartheid govt.


#12

Perhaps the International Flotilla could get a ship together to help the last 35 Jews left in all of Yemen who have to live in a guarded compound so their Muslim neighbors won't kill them.


#13

I'm with you, but the Palestinians are hardly the only people to experience total suppression and genocide.


#14

Or do Jews leave Yemen to avoid being killed by American and Saudi bombs?


#17

Read about the Levant Basin via wikipedia. Oil fields of potentially Saudi Arabian size offshore of Gaza , Israel, Lebanon and Syria.

At least the Israelis didn't murder any of the women, as happened previously . Things must be improving.


#18

Gee, the mothers of those sailors must be so proud.


#19

If you bothered to read some factual history, you'd learn that the Jews were under attack from other Yeminis for at least a hundred years. There once were about 50,000 Jews in Yemen. The remaining few (the number varies from 35 to 65) were reluctant to finally leave but now want to emigrate to Israel--as have many of the Jews forced out of other Middle Eastern countries. Israel is the only safe haven in the region.


#21

Support these brave women bringing light to the situation; ...and where is Hillary on this issue?? Oh right, absent yet again.


#22

Thank you - A timely reminder of USA complicity with Israel - It's hard to comprehend why USA is still such a staunch supporter of Israel !