Lost in the media coverage of the media stunt organized under the aegis of the government of Turkey with the participation of various terrorist organizations to run the Israeli blockade of the terrorist-ruled enclave of Gaza is the fact that Israel is willing to deliver the humanitarian aid on the ships to that enclave’s beleaguered population.
Instead, the media, world governments and even our own Administration, have been buying into the propaganda of the enemies of Israel, that the Jewish State is somehow denying aide to the Palestinian people. Well, you gotta give the folks who organized the flotilla credit. They know how to play world governments and world media.
Wonder how they would have reacted had there been a similar attempt to provide relief to the Kurds who, unlike the Palestinians in Gaza, are not ruled by a government of their choosing, but instead suffer under Turkish tyranny. It takes some cheek for Turkey to chastise Israel for refusing to provide aide to the Palestinians — when it’s actually the manner of the delivery, but not the aide that’s the problem.
Yet, while Vice President Joe Biden “said the United States also needed to ‘put as much pressure and as much cajoling on Israel as we can’ to allow in aid shipments such as building materials“, it’s Hamas not Israel who is preventing the aide from entering Gaza:
As of right now, the State of Israel has loaded 20 trucks with various types of aid found onboard the flotilla. Expired medication, clothing, blankets, some medical equipment and toys were among the aid found on the ships.
Unfortunately, the Hamas terror organization is unwilling to accept the cargo and the trucks filled with humanitarian aid have not been allowed to enter the Gaza Strip. It appears that Hamas is in fact stopping the transfer of the humanitarian aid.
Wonder why the media and world governments are all but ignoring that . Guess that they don’t want the facts to interfere with their narrative.
UPDATE: Barbara Hollingsworth reminds us just who’s behind this flotilla and concludes:
And if there’s any doubt that this was a political set-up instead of a humanitarian mission, the fact that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez promised to join a future convoy should dispel any doubts.
UP-UPDATE: Wonder if the international community will show any outrage over Hamas’ raid of international NGO’s in Gaza. And they just didn’t raid the offices:
After conducting a thorough search of the offices of the organizations, the Hamas security agents confiscated files, documents, computers, fax machines and other equipment.