Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Israel's response to the Gaza Ships

Yesterday was a difficult day for all Israelis and those that care about Israel, as we all want to live in peace. Sadly though sometime when Israel's safety is put at risk, it has to take actions which are not always easy, especially when its citizens and soldiers are attacked.

As whenever Israel is forced to defend itself it comes under huge international pressure and so we have to clearly state our argument about why Israel's actions were correct, below is my attempt at this.

  • Yesterday was a tragic day which must be fully investigated and we must learn lessons for the future.
  • The events occured when activists were attempting to illegally enter Israeli borders on the way to Gaza.
  • Gaza is ruled by Hamas a terror organisation which calls for Israeli destroyed through violence and is illegally holding an Israeli citizen captive.
  • Israel does not have peaceful neighbours but neighbours which want its destruction and so needs to take actions to defend itself and Israel's citizens.
  • Israel has the right to ensure to check what passes its border into Gaza, as Egypt does. And Israel does allow humanitarian goods into Gaza.
  • The activists on the boat were told they could come to Israel and have their goods inspected before having humanitarian goods allowed into Gaza.
  • The activists on the boat refused to come to an Israeli or Egyptian port as requested and so Israeli soldiers were sent to six boat to persuade them to do this peacefully.
  • The Israeli soldiers were not armed for battle, only with pistols tucked into their backs.
  • On one of the six boats, the activists, many supporters of extremist-Islamist groups, were preparing for a battle, with knives and metal rods.
  • When the soldiers landed on the boat they were attacked and some had their guns stolen and shot at.
  • One soldier was even trampled on as they attempted to throw him overboard.
  • Therefore, the handful of soldiers were being attacked by a lynch mob of peace activists, and had to defend themselves
  • Only after fourty minutes of combat with this lynch mob did the soldiers have to use live-fire to defend themselves.
  • Luckily after hundreds of years of Jews being attacked by lynch mobs, the Jewish people now have a State and an army that is able to fight back and defend itself.


Barnet Res said...

Richard, you've lost all crediblity as a nation state.

Note How many proud British Citizens did the Israeli's like yourself capture (presumably, you consider yourself an Israeli and, no longer a proud British citizen, getting most thing on freebee). Sadly, I hear the same spiel from Israelis given British Citizenship by a kind nation, whom reside in and around our Jewish ghettos calling us terrorists. nice!

There's an analogy from Polish History with the 'blockade' of a ghetto. That also was unjustifiable.Look who's committing that same inhuman act to a people who have little.

Please note that Israel was created following and as a result ofterrorist acts on British citizens. What did happen to that hoteland who did it all those yaers ago in the 1940s?

Anybody on a vessel in Internatioal waters has the RIGHT TO DEFEND their vessel.

Little difference between bullets and stones and bullets and rods.

The lynch mob you refer too invaded a sovereign vessel in international waters with armed with guns from a nation State that behaved in the same way as those they accuse.

What I do not understand is your sense of loyalty or treason to the land of your birth and your stereotyping the people whom have the same British passport you used, to emigrate. Therefore you are are in the same category as the activists. One difference the British ones were active in showing a degree of humanity while you throw scraps of your table.

This act, one of many, will not make me shed tears nor care, at the loss of long standing frienships with Israelis from Barnet's ghettos

Broadway Blogger said...

I think that the overwhelming opinion in Barnet is that this action was wrong. Aid was being delivered and was in international waters. To send in crack troops was a massive over-reaction and will have lost loads of support for the Israeli state from reasonable people.

This is a miscalculation by the Israeli government which could come back to haunt them as previously supportive Western countries like the UK distance themselves from actions like this.

Peace is not gained through war. That is the biggest lie of any Government of any country.