Strong condemnation is growing around the world after the Israeli military attacked a flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, thus violating international maritime law.
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As an US American, I can only blame the US Government for the behavior of Israel. The US arms and funds the Israeli military and government. If the US gave Palestine a fraction of the aid we give Israel, Palestine wouldn't need aid from Israel in the first place. We slap Israel's hand for their belligerent actions, and then turn around and reward them with their next aid check. Who is more insane, Israel or the US?
The truth is Israel is protecting its Nation and citizens from the weapon shipped into Gaza and used on Israeli citizens and they have the right to do that by law,
so if you would like to attack a group attack Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Fatah the group that is making all this death and hard ship for there Arab brothers.
There the Terrorist open your eyes ....
Israel conducted an act of open terrorism licensed by US to kill innocent people. so I would repeat the comments of Helen Thomas for Israel
"Get the hell out of Palestine and go to hell"
Israel has not been a civilized country for a long time now. The film clip shown on Fox news and all American media has been shown in Russian news. The Israel government is another extension of the U.S. government, which protects Corporations and their ability to raid the resources of the world.
Reporting fair and balanced facts would be Israel not editing the date and time out from their military video. Israel should also present all of the videos and cell phone clips that they confiscated from the passengers during Israel’s attack on six ships in International waters.
Hamas was elected it is not a terrorist group; they are a population of people, just like Israel is a population of people. Everyone has a right to live on this planet. The United States government does not belong in the Middle East and should not be supporting Israel’s illegal blockade in Gasa and the illegal activities by Israel in International waters.
Israel is a war criminal and racist state. Hey didn't Yugoslavia have a right to exist too, until EU Capitalists decided it would be a great cheap-labour market? I'll bet Israel armed the Bosnians!
look the israeli torpedoed an american ship in 1967, and machine gunned it from aircraft, killing 34 us sailors and wounding 171. one of those passengers was on the flotilla again, i guess he did not have enough. this country quietly gave the commander the bronze star (the only time it hushed the ceremony) and in fact hushed the whole affair. israel in fact killed rache corrie a 23 year old ameircan in gaza, and a boat in flotilla was named for her. the state of israel even refuses american academics such as chomsky entry as it did last week, and calls the conference on npt called for by the UN a sham. the only government i have ever heard for the massive us backing of israel to this level where it quietly assents to murder of its citizens is that israel is the only democracy in the middle east where it can land its planes in the middle east in an emergency. they get a lot for this landing rights, us should shop around
Israel has done whatever other logical and civilized contry would have done. Please report fair and balanced facts. An organization with links to terrosims looked for confrontation to gain media publicity. The raid took place in the dark to limit media coverage. Should Israel have waited to have the ships in its water it would have been daylight with much more media exposure. Please, put politics aside and judge with clear mind. Israel is innocent. Regretably human life was lost due to mistakes of its organizers. I challenge RT News to air same video clips that Fox News is airing. With time the world will understand that Israel has acted in self defense. Stop supporting the same terrorism that some of those countries that have condemned Israel suffer from. Media needs it, but inncocent people die.
Israel has the right for self defence. let the so called 'charity' deal with hamas to stop them firing rockets. there is no siege in the first place; there is only inspection of what is being smugled into Gasa. I don't expect for example Russia would tolerate Georgia supplying arms to Chechen rebels. Unfortunately, Israel can't afford trusting a ship even from friendly countries, forget about from the increasingly provocative turkey NGO's, period! so when you think of Israel-Palestine issue, the entire problem has to be considered as a whole. yes hamas is an elected body, but Hitler was elected either. Does it mean one had to deal with him? No way
As for decades the israel policy is to accuse anyone of any thing. First the anti-jew cry now the terrorist cry.
a reverse game that has no shame.
I think al lot of us are missing the real point. A part from the political issue, WHY to storm the ships at 4 am.? It looks like the Tiannanmen Square Chinese Operation.... Why not stop them during the day, with Israely camera crews etc.? If we answer this question we will have a better understanding of the all thing. By the way, I was watching many TV programs and NOBODY asked this very question.
Danil, your question borders on insanity. The activists were not going to Israel they were going to Palestine. So, for example, if i'm sailing to America, must the Mexican government first approve my visit and tell me where to off-load my cargo? Or is it the American government, the people I am visiting, who should tell me where to offload my cargo?
And by the way, there is no such thing as Israel. If you look at a map of the world before 1945, you will see that whole area is Palestine.
İstrael attacked aid conwoy that was big mistake . İstrael shouldn't do that attack because that ships sending aid to gaza not guns. As a Turkish im colling İsrael's goverment you should be more carefully in this situations because you are our neighboors we have to leave peacufully in the future.
For the last time, stop using this excuse : 'aid could be sent through the israeli borders'. We all know that only 20% of the sent products get to palestine. Israel is not trusted with aid. This is none of israels buisness wether the boats wanted to deal with palestine or not.
If Israel was prepared to deliver the aid to Gaza then there was no reason it couldn't be delivered directly to Gaza by the flotilla. Based on their previous form they would not have delivered the aid. Israel's actions are as always predicated on control and power.
As was said. Israel offered to transfer any aid to Gaza through the Eretz Crossing which was rejected by the flotilla organisers. Why? If they are human rights groups concerned about human values why didn't they want to accept this option which would gurantee aid to be reached to Gaza?
Secondly the flotilla was informed at sea. 5 ships responded and stopped but the ship in which there were violent attacks on soldiers refused to sail towards Ashdod port. ( you can watch the official communication which takes place, theres a video idnfadesk on youtube)
You can do reasearch international law there are various opinions.
IDF soldiers were fired upon, firebombed and clubbed with bats as well as knived (check the size of the knives by the way). Check the facts about the seriously injured soldiers, 2 were critically injured.
Israel must understand that the world will not forget its barbarous crime against people of many nationalities. Israel cannot make its own laws and shove them down the real international community's throat. This lawless crime is beyond comprehension. Only the utterly arrogant and distorted logic of Israel's apologists is capable of coming to the defense of the vicious aggression. Israel is a pariah state and insists on remaining so. The disregard toward the global outrage at its horrendous crimes cannot go unpunished. Then again, Israel is doing the job of punishing itself. As President Ahmadinejad of Iran said, Israel will self-destruct and is well on its way of doing so.
With respect for all others comments that Israel could not act otherways I will add: Attack happend (some reports said 60,some 150 km) in INTERNATIONAL WATERS! By that Israel doing was clearly against law. Everything what come after this unlawfull act goes to Israel-you are only quilty party! If all of this happend in your waters, if attacked (on your soil) you have right to protect yourself fully!If something like this happend-I will support Israel becouse it was not other way around.... Anyway, what Israel was expecting when attack ship at night with full force against law? Did you think people will just stand peacefuly if they have law in their hands?Ofcourse not!This is only and main issue-what Israel done was illegal-ful stop! Can anyone normal imagine situation when attacker-intruder , who come in someone else home, face the court and say:"I am sorry, I have to kill the owners -they attacked me while I was doing my job"??!! Culprit for sure have to see a doctor or he thinks that he is above the law. Nobody is above law. Also ,I hate terrorists and their act becouse they killing innorcent,unknown people but to call all 1.5 millions Palestinians in Gazza under Hamas (which won free elections in all Palestine) or other states- terrorists- is a pure lie. Jews themselfs been a holocaust victims many times in last 2000 years and its unbeliveable that you doing the same thing for so long to Palestinians in their own land... Israel is fully to blame for attack on Aid Flotila! A new Aid-Irish ship coming, it have a name of American girl (she was 23 years old when run over by you buldos -I think)who die from your hand trying to protect unlawfull demolishion of Palestinian home so I wonder in which manner will you act this time?Will you again board ship in international waters with full force to "defend" yourself...Thank you
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