Flotilla II: The Merchant Ships of Hamas Propaganda

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The pro-Hamas flotilla of international ships planning to defy Israel’s lawful naval blockade of Gaza is getting underway, despite some delays caused by insurance and mechanical problems. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was spot on when he told Israel Radio that the so-called Freedom Flotilla II participants are nothing more than “terror activists, seeking to create provocation and looking for blood.”

The merchant ships of Hamas propaganda are supporting the terrorist organization that is the governing authority in Gaza and whose covenant calls for the killing of all Jews, the destruction of Israel, and the replacement of Israel with an Islamic state. The flotilla’s purpose is to rally international public opinion against the legitimacy of Israel as a Jewish state, striving to achieve on the propaganda front what Hamas is aiming to do with rockets and suicide bombers.

Flotilla activists seek to create an international incident by replicating last year’s flotilla confrontation, which led to the deaths of nine Hamas-sympathizers on board a Turkish ship. These extremists attacked Israeli soldiers who were attempting to enforce Israel’s lawful maritime blockade. Israeli’s soldiers acted in self-defense.

At least one of the vessels due to participate in this year’s flotilla is reportedly carrying “sacks of dangerous chemical materials” to be used against the Israeli troops, according to Israeli intelligence. The flotilla organizers are making sure that members of sympathetic press agencies, such as Al-Jazeera, CNN, and NBC, will be on hand to beam Israel’s “brutal” response to the world.

These merchant ships of Hamas propaganda are not “the Freedom Riders of this era,” nor a continuation of the fight against slavery, as one of the American flotilla leaders, Alice Walker, tried insanely to claim:

When black people were enslaved for 300 years, it took a lot of people from outside our community to help free us. This is a fine tradition–going to help people who need us anywhere on the planet. I look at you in the room; if we have salvation as humankind, it is in the room.

The abolitionists and Freedom Riders risked their lives to peacefully secure freedom and civil rights for our nation’s African-Americans. It is an insult to their memories to equate them with the flotilla agitators who have aligned themselves with terrorists trying to kill Jews simply because they are Jews.

The flotilla organizers deny they are on the side of Hamas. They claim they are just ordinary people moved by the human suffering of the Gazan people and who want to do what they can to bring the suffering to an end. Yet the truth gets in the way of their fairy tales. For example, the Free Gaza Movement is an affiliate of the International Solidarity Movement, which opposes the existence of the Jewish state. Adam Shapiro, an American co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement and leader of the Flotilla II brigade, had this to say about violence back in 2002:

Palestinian resistance must take on a variety of characteristics, both violent and nonviolent. But most importantly, it must develop a strategy involving both aspects.

Sounds like the model for Shapiro’s flotilla comrades to use in their upcoming manufactured confrontation with Israel’s defense forces.

Then there is Hamas activist and United Kingdom Muslim Brotherhood leader Muhammad Kazem Sawalha, who has been identified by Iranian media as the coordinator of the current Gaza flotilla. And there is the European Campaign To End The Siege On Gaza, which is playing a leading role in organizing the flotilla. It just happens to operate from the same address and has the same telephone number as the Palestinian Return Centre, which just happens to have strong ties to Hamas and the Global Muslim Brotherhood.

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  • Galia

    I can only agree with you – the flotilla is a PR move by the Hamas, aho feel that their interest is being pushed aside.
    It has been, and rightfully so – since all passages are open, and supply is passing on a regular basis. There's no current humanitarian situation in Gaza, and will not be one in the near future.

  • Amused

    Why ? Oh gee , let me guess . Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood want Israel destroyed…hmmm….that must mean that heir supporters want the same .Especially since there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza .

  • Bert

    What I find most disgraceful is the failure of the American Jewish establishment to vigorously speak out in behalf of truth and justice to expose these terrorists and their supporters. We keep pointing out that there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza, but for the terrorists, truth means nothing at all. Their biggest advantage is the perpetual ineptness of American Jews. Even worse is that the American Jews who are the loudest are the self-hating Jews on the fringe who side with the enemy.

  • http://www.19.org Edip Yuksel

    Yes, heroic Israeli soldiers attacking a group of people with no weapons in international waters and slaughtering 9 of them is "self defense". Israeli soldiers are victim of activists who tried to defend themselves with clubs, chairs and anythig. Terrorists have tanks, jets, and even nucleer weapons. About a year ago the terrorists attacked an Israeli city and killed 1500 Jews, about 400 of them being children. These terrorists are bloodthirsty animals. They want to destroy Israel.

    Very dangerous pirates are now sailing towards Israel and Israel is in great danger of being vanquished by these terror attacks. Poor Israel needs even more support from the United States and other world countries.

    Anyone who stands against Israeli military or the settlers, is a terrorist and threat to Israel's existence.

    • mjazz

      The palestinians recently shot a missile at a school bus, and stabbed a Jewish family to death, including an eight month old baby. How can you defend these people?

      • HoR_Emperor

        He defends them because he is an evil person who hates Jews.

        • common terry

          i was ISM in palestine in 2002 standing in front of israeli tanks.

          i have had two israeli girl friends. they were awsome. noam chomsky is my hero. i helped feed the homeless in boston for years with my friend eric weinberger (who was a freedom rider in the south in the 60s). all of them are Jews. I hate no Jew. I hate governments.

          You all are pro israel and pro wall and yall think the indians sold us manhattan. USA and Israel are allies built on conquest and deep down you know it. You are in denial over this and climate change because you like your lifestyles built on military domination.

          Who would Jesus Deport?

          • MixMChess

            "i was ISM in palestine in 2002 standing in front of israeli tanks."

            Too bad they didn't run you over.

            "noam chomsky is my hero."

            You need new heroes. I guess you also apologize for the Khmer Rouge? I guess you also support the works of the neo-Nazi Robert Faurisson. Remember, Chomsky defended not just the man and his freedom of speech but also the scholarship of his works. He even wrote preface for a book by Faurisson and then lied about it.

            "I hate governments."

            Fair enough, then go take your battle to the governments that need to be brought down FIRST, like Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Syria… Or are you just targeting Israel because its easy to target the Jews? I thought you didn't hate Jews?

            "You all are pro israel and pro wall and yall think the indians sold us manhattan."

            The "Wall" has reduced Palestinian terrorism attacks and suicide bombings by over 98%. Why do you want to increase the effectiveness of attacks against Israeli children and civilians? I thought you didn't hate Jews?

            "USA and Israel are allies built on conquest and deep down you know it."

            Yes, this is why Israel has actively been giving land to the Palestinians and actually SHRINKING its territory. Moron.

            Are you ready to admit you're a HYPOCRITE and a LIAR now?

          • phuckislam

            oh, I can see how climate change is directly connected to thus conversation.( time to start taking your tablets again terry}

          • StephenD

            Shhhhh….It's alright. The adults are talking now.
            You can go snap off in a corner somewhere.
            There…don't you feel better?

            What a Dolt!

    • MixMChess

      "Yes, heroic Israeli soldiers attacking a group of people with no weapons in international waters and slaughtering 9 of them is "self defense". Israeli soldiers are victim of activists who tried to defend themselves with clubs, chairs and anythig. Terrorists have tanks, jets, and even nucleer weapons."

      This is all LIE and Edip Yuskel knows it, he is a master of Islamist sanctioned lying. The flotilla HOAX has already been exposed countless times. The activists on board were part of the international Turkish terrorist IHH organization and they had premeditated a confrontation with the Israelis.

      Here they are shouting death to the Jews on their way to Gaza: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3L7OV414Kk&fe

      Are these people really peace activists who were engaged in self defense?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esitLPiqmMs&fe

      The Mavi Marmara was breaking international law by trying to break a legal blockade of Gaza. The IDF issued numerous warnings prior to the action, requesting the ship to redirect toward Ashdod where they would be able to unload their "aid material" and transfer it to Gaza after inspections. Oddly enough, there was NO aid on the Mavi Marmara, only stacks of CASH and WEAPONS for Hamas operatives. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

      During the boarding of the Mavi Marmara, the demonstrators onboard ATTACKED the IDF naval personnel FIRST. Unfortunately, the IDF had rappelled down with only paint guns and were unable to defend themselves. The IHH terrorists attacked the Navy personnel with live fire and weaponry including knives and clubs. Additionally two handguns used were ripped from IDF soldiers. The soldiers were being beaten to death and one was tossed overboard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

      Don't believe me? How about the anti-Israel BBC which produced a documentary that surprisingly completely absolves Israel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

      Your LIES won't work here Nazi Yuskel.

    • MixMChess

      "About a year ago the terrorists attacked an Israeli city and killed 1500 Jews, about 400 of them being children."

      Palestinians are bloodthirsty animals and exhibit disgusting moral behavior. During Operation Cast Lead Israel targeted only terrorist operatives. Even the UN confirmed that over 85% of those killed were terrorists. Only a handful of children were harmed and only because Hamas used them as human shields.

    • Larry

      To: Edip Yuksel.
      You are one ignorant bigot. Did you not see the video's of the attack on The Israeli boarding party. Simply put they were being assaulted. They had every right to defend themselves. The attackers were known terrorists and not innocent bystanders.
      If these Flotilla idiots want to protest let them go to Syria. That is the place were Assad is murdering civilian protesters by the hundreds. The problem is that jackasses like you will never see the danger that Israeli's live with.

  • LindaRivera

    Leftists! Vile hypocrites! Where are your flotillas to help non-Muslim innocents? You REFUSE to help the hundreds of thousands of VICTIMS of Islam, preferring instead to help humanity haters-Muslim terrorists!

    Jihad Slavery in Sudan, with Dr Charles Jacobs

    Islamic genocide, Slavery and jihad in Sudan(Africa)

    G-D help these innocents.

  • mjazz

    There are plans for lawyers to take action against the insurers of these boats.
    I hope this works It's not a good idea to sail in an uninsured vessel.
    Jordan has ten, Syria has 12, and Lebanon has 10 refugee camps, why is it we never hear news about them?

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prevent-the-IHH-Flotilla-Towards-Gaza/117646254988615 Jill

    The Gaza Flotilla's goals are not peaceful, I believe they are trying to gain more attention and publicity. Israel, has every right to defend their country, just like the United States would. I would like to invite you to check out Prevent the IHH Flotilla Towards Gaza http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prevent-the-IHH-Flo

  • common terry

    Dont fear the Jews. If the Jews were like the Christians, they would have killed all the Natives, like the Americans killed most all the "merciless indian savages". (and built a wall to keep their descendants out, and defend our conquest of the USA).

    No one kills their enemies like the Chrisitans, (except maybe the Mongols).
    from wikipedia on the Crusaders siege of Jerusalem :

    "…[our men] were killing and slaying even to the Temple of Solomon, where the slaughter was so great that our men waded in blood up to their ankles…" According to Raymond of Aguilers, also writing solely of the Temple Mount area, " in the Temple and porch of Solomon men rode in blood up to their knees and bridle reins." However, this imagery should not be taken literally; it was taken directly from biblical passage Apocalypse 14:20.[4] Writing about the Temple Mount area alone Fulcher of Chartres, who was not an eyewitness to the Jerusalem siege because he had stayed with Baldwin in Edessa at the time, says: "In this temple 10,000 were killed. Indeed, if you had been there you would have seen our feet coloured to our ankles with the blood of the slain. But what more shall I relate? None of them were left alive; neither women nor children were spared".[5]

    Why Jews dont fear the Christians after what the good Germans did, i dont know.

    • Randy

      what a Jackass So only the Christans did the killing during the Crusades. No Muslims?

    • SpiritOf1683

      And weren't those who freed Jews from concentration camps and destroyed the Nazi regime mainly Christians, eh doofuss?

  • LindaRivera

    To common Terry:

    You ask who would Jesus deport? Jesus the JEW would be considered the enemy by your friends!

    If Jesus had been born in this time period, from the time Jesus mother carried Jesus in her womb, Jesus and his family would have been targeted for murder by the Islamics for being Jews living in their Jewish homeland of Israel.

    The famous, highly cherished majority Christian Biblical cities of Bethlehem in Judea, and Nazareth are now majority Muslim – the Christians driven out by cruel and relentless Muslim persecution.

    There are no flotillas going to the aid of persecuted Christians in Gaza.

    • SpiritOf1683

      Now had the West only produced trash like Common Terry, we would have spent centuries facing Mecca.

  • BS77

    The Ship of Fools….full of "useful idiots" for Hamas….many of them indoctrinated liberal leftists ……they would have voted for Arafat if he had run as a liberal Democrat. These morons are beyond stupid….. it is embarrassing to see Americans like these jerks serving thugs, dictators and terrorists.

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