Israel Kills 10 in Palestinian Aid Convoy

Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 02:14 pm
Large Majorities on Hill Back Israel's Flotilla Raid

Even as Israel shows signs of loosening its blockade of Gaza, large majorities in the House and Senate have signed off on letters supporting the blockade and defending Israel's enforcement of it against a Turkish vessel.

Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, along with 83 other senators, have signed the Senate version of the letter, which is backed by AIPAC; 298 members of the House have signed on.

We fully support Israel’s right to self-defense. In response to thousands of rocket attacks on Israel from Hamas terrorists in Gaza, Israel took steps to prevent items which could be used to support these attacks from reaching Gaza. Israel’s naval blockade, which is legal under international law, allows Israel to keep dangerous goods from entering Gaza by sea. The intent of the measures is to protect Israel, while allowing humanitarian aid into Gaza.

Late last month when Israel learned that groups operating in Turkey wanted to challenge its blockade of Gaza, Israel made every effort to ensure that all humanitarian aid reached Gaza without needlessly precipitating a confrontation. Israeli forces were able to safely divert five of the six ships challenging the blockade. However, video footage shows that the Israeli commandos who arrived on the sixth ship, which was owned by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (the IHH), were brutally attacked with iron rods, knives, and broken glass. They were forced to respond to that attack and we regret the loss of life that resulted.
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2010 05:18 pm
@failures art,
Sounds like they didn't land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth rock landed on them.
That strikes me as a bit desperate to sound clever.
Ii is the same reason that the only Israeli soldiers that were attacked were the soldiers that attacked the ship.
I like to think that any military organisation that attacks a ship would be able to sink it and kill everyone on board.
Results are results.
Which is exactly why your perhapsing all over the place is silly. Perhaps it was an alien invasion on that ship and perhaps the Israelis saved the universe....there is no end to stupidity when you perhaps.
They successfully prevented the smugglers from breaching the blockade.
I thought you said they WERE the blockade.
And they succesfully prevented the smugglers from breaching the blockade that they were a part of......??????you really cant understand that ?????
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