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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;
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?
I THINK NOT….
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?
I THINK NOT!
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!