Not only did the foul deeds committed on this ship not get the press attention they wanted…. it is actually backfiring on them as their lies are exposed…. BY THE VERY PRESS THEY HOPED WOULD HELP THEM…

Two Reports, both worth reading are linked here;

Gaza activists willingly on ship from Libya-ship manager

Activists tried to hijack ship to Gaza: owners

Not only is this a ship of fools, they think we all are fool enough to believe their saga at sea… Perhaps they can sell their story to the Enquirer 😉

Did you hear about the ‘kidnapping’ of passengers on a Flotilla to Gaza? Did you hear about ‘ransom demands’ by the ‘captain’ of the ship?


Just what I thought…. you know why? It’s all BS!
Nothing but a cheap and slimy way to get the attention of the press… but it does not seem to be working.

The entire ‘drama’ seems to have been unfolded on FaceBook of all places. The ‘actors’ on board the ship were strongly advised by responsible activists not to disseminate false information to the press…. but this was met by the stubborn continuation of same.

The first report of the ‘incident’ was in the Guardian… BUT that is NOT the Guardian that we are all acquainted with, it appears to be nothing but a cheap supermarket tabloid. The only mention of this in the Palestinian press was THIS Ma’an report. The Israeli press would jump on this story to discredit the Movement if there was any validity to it…. but it didn’t. Just THIS report from YNet which echoes the others… THIS Reuters report appeared in HaAretz…. same as the other. Ask yourselves why it’s not headline news in the press here…
BBC News aired the ‘story’ ….. listen to it carefully…

Now, let me ask you a few questions…
Do you think that a ‘reliable’ shipping company would not take money in advance for such a mission? With all the problems the past Flotillas have had with piracy and thievery, do you think this shipping company would risk holding that amount of cash on board, in the pocket of the ‘captain’ risking it being stolen by the Israelis?


Would YOU board a ship that is potentially unsafe knowing there is a good chance of it being rammed or hijacked by the Israeli Navy?


The Movement to Free Gaza has many enemies, most notably the Israeli government. WE DO NOT NEED ENEMIES WITHIN THE MOVEMENT!
We do not need grand standers or people with ‘Rambo’ complexes. We need Humanitarian Aid!
We need medicines, we need building materials, we need hospital equipment!!

We need to see an end to the siege of Gaza NOW!!!
If you are joining an Aid Flotilla for the adventure of it or to discredit the Movement, stay home!
If you have a martyr complex and want your name in the headlines, stay home!

Don’t rely on the commercial media or FaceBook to get the truth about ANYTHING, especially not about aid to Gaza. That’s what we are here for …. honest reporting and integrity!


  1. Felicity Arbuthnot said,

    November 12, 2010 at 15:23

    Sanity at last.

  2. Zimbabalouie said,

    November 12, 2010 at 16:51


  3. Robin said,

    November 12, 2010 at 16:53


  4. jebe Uk said,

    November 12, 2010 at 17:07

    This story is in THE Guardian and Is valid… with Ken O’Keefe onboard. …

  5. FallenTree said,

    November 12, 2010 at 17:44

    The siege of Gaza will continue until the world takes a stand, but right now most people are fighting bankruptcy/unemployment to worry about something so far away from them. It’s a sad fact of life.

  6. steamedfrog said,

    November 12, 2010 at 22:54

    Ken O’Keefe isn’t the problem. Israel’s insane blockade of Gaza is the problem.

  7. james said,

    November 13, 2010 at 02:10

    I’m a big fan of this site. News about this situation is moving quickly. I hope you were not being too fast with your judgement. I hope you will apologise if you get your facts wrong here as I’m not sure about you since you deleted a point madefrom another posting re ken o’keefe earlier. Please don’t go all ‘mainstream’ with your news. If you make a mistake,and apologise, then you will go up in everyones estimations, if i make a mistake then I will apologise and no one will care.

  8. desertpeace said,

    November 13, 2010 at 09:51

    Comments that were deleted were about an individual. This post is about a situation…. not meant to point fingers at anyone in particular.

  9. steamedfrog said,

    November 14, 2010 at 01:20

    O’Keefe was the last person to get through the Gaza blockade. He was made a Palestinian citizen because of it. The false flag here is Israel’s attempt to throw the convoy off kilter via a bought-and-paid-for ship’s captain.

  10. Robin said,

    November 14, 2010 at 16:02

    O’Keefe was the last person to get through the Gaza blockade? Where on earth did you get this idea from? If you are referring to Free Gaza boats, he was not on the last one that broke the blockade. Furthermore, he has not been on recent convoys whose aim was to bring aid into Gaza via Rafah which “broke the blockade” in getting into Gaza. Please, there are many more individuals who just because they have not gotten the attention that he has gotten due to his own pr campaign to get into the limelight, are every bit as much heros even IF one wishes to put their hopes in one single individual who will deliver Gaza from the siege. This hero worship and HIS lack of humility with constantly drawing attention to himself is barf inducing.

    It is about Gazans unable to go and come THEMSELVES and and the open air prison they are living in, not about some Great White Hope who has made a cottage industry out of his own endeavors. Get your priorities straight. Gaza will be freed by Palestinians themselves, not by Ken O’Keefe!

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