Deja vu all over again?
A new flotilla of fools
may be heading toward Gaza at the end of the month, threatening a repeat of the Mavi Marmara incident
three years ago in which IDF soldiers
were attacked with deadly weapons
and killed ten Turkish IHH terrorists in response. This is from the first link.
"Freedom Flotilla 3,"
a maritime challenge to Israel's legal naval blockade on the coastal
enclave of Gaza which is controlled by the Hamas terrorist organization,
is preparing to embark in the final week of June and threatens to
potentially cause a flare-up like the infamous 2010 Mavi Marmara.
Mazen Kahil, head of the European Campaign to Break the Siege on Gaza, told the Hamas journal Palestine on Saturday that the flotilla ships are currently in the Mediterranean Sea.
The ships are waiting to join the Swedish ship Marianne, which
recently anchored in Italy, on the open sea and from there continue as a
unified group towards Gaza, where they intend to confront the Israeli
Navy - potentially with lethal force as was seen in the Marmara.
Kahil detailed that senior public figures, including former Tunisian President Muncef
Marzouki, members of the European Parliament, journalists, athletes,
artists, as well as radical leftist Israelis will be on board.
He claimed that symbolic humanitarian materials will be loaded on
board the ships to demand Gaza's naval entry be opened - despite the
fact that Israel is allowing hundreds of truckloads of humanitarian and
construction materials to enter Gaza border crossings every day, even as
Hamas rebuilds its terror tunnels for the next round of fighting.
The equipment to be loaded on the ships include solar receptors, children's medicines and medical equipment.
Leaders of the flotilla estimate that Israel will once again block
the naval breach and defend its maritime blockade, but they expressed
optimism that they would be able to eventually reach Gaza and open a
water route for Hamas that Israel has warned would serve as a port for
Iran on the Mediterranean.
In the Mavi Marmara incident, the IDF waited way too long to get the word out on what happened, but when they did get the word out, they did it well. If this happens again, we can only hope they will get the word out faster (hint, hint).
Labels: flotilla of fools, Gaza blockade, IDF, IHH, Islamic terrorism, Mavi Marmara, weapons smuggling