Israel has a legal blockade in Gaza - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 06.04.11 | 14:54 (IDT)

    If we let this flotilla come then what happens with the next one and the next one? Pretty soon there will be no more blockade and the passengers will stop being idealist idiots to weapons smugglers. If you want a blockade then it has to be enforced fully. The Mavi Mara said from before they sailed even their primary goal was breaching the blockade ( political not humanitarian ). They were offered time and time again if they had aid then bring it to Israel to be searched and then transported overland. If that had been a humanitarian operation they would have agreed to those conditions. In the end it wasn't the peaceful idealists we were expecting it was an armed mob that commandos with paintball guns as their primary weapon were faced with. They were not equipped for riot control because they didn't expect violence. When the paintball guns proved useless the only other weapon they had to defend themselves were their mini uzis. The best thing for the REGION is for this flotilla not to set sail. If they want to come for purely humanitarian reasons and give things to the palestinians then agree they will dock in Israel where their cargo can be searched and delivered overland. It will save everybody alot of trouble, the last thing we all need right now is more political stunts in Gaza. We may need to reconsider tactics like sabotaging the boats. Send a Mossad team to Turkey and either sink or badly damage the ships so they are in no condition to sail. They can suspect Mossad involvement but can't prove it. When Saddam Hussain was planning his nuclear reactor Israel sent Mossad agents to France to sabotage components when they were on the ships. Another time Israel commissioned France to build some missile boats, they were built and never delivered for politics so agents were sent to France to take the boats and sail them to israel. If we can do things like that I very much doubt these ships would be to much trouble.

    from the article: Let the aid flotillas sail to Gaza
    First published 02:52 06.04.11 | Last updated 02:52 06.04.11
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