Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
First of all there are a number of innacuracies in this article. The Victoria was not 'bound for the Gaza strip' it was bound for a port in Egypt (and should not have legally been subject to the blockade). The weapons may or may not have been from Iran, but their final destination is a subject of suposition and speculation. In any case, that one ship had weapons does not justify an agressive response to a freedom flotilla who no-one actually belives is going to be carying in weapons. The world does not believe the Israeli government any more and will not countenance the same action again. In a Liberal Democracy, this type of civil disobedience is policed but not attacked. Israel needs to decide if it is a Liberal Democracy or a segregationist ethnocracy.