Aid Workers To Israeli Navy Soldiers: Get Off Our Boat!

Video was released by Israel

How would you react if an armed stranger descended from a helicopter unto your property? Would you be waiting for him with a cup of tea, or would you grab a bat to fight him off?

According to a video released by Israel, aid workers attacked Israeli navy soldiers with clubs and batons as they intercepted an aid ship bound to Gaza from Turkey. The video shows how Israeli soldiers lowered themselves with ropes from helicopters unto the ships. As the soldiers land on the ships, the workers rushed to beat them with stick objects.

If you ask me, the Israeli soldiers had it coming since they were clearly invading the ship on international waters. Aid organizers claim that they were simply defending themselves from the Israeli soldiers as they boarded the ship.

What comes next is disturbing as Israeli soldiers open fire unto the unarmed aid workers with their machine guns from the hovering helicopters.

The BBC quoted a German aid worker on the ship:

“We wanted to transport aid to Gaza,” she said. “No-one had a weapon.”
She added: “We were aware that this would not be a simple cruise across the sea to deliver the goods to Gaza. But we did not count on this kind of brutality.”

The U.S. has been the only country in the world to withhold condemnation of yesterday’s acts by Israel. The White House and Israel have only offered words of “regret” over the incident.

Meanwhile angry demonstrators took the streets mostly in Europe to protest Israel’s cowardly act.

See the video for yourself


2 Responses to Aid Workers To Israeli Navy Soldiers: Get Off Our Boat!

  1. truth hurts June 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    GTFO! Are you seriously implying that the passengers on the ship were in the right?

  2. joeroeyo June 3, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Did you miss the part where the demonstrators were chanting, in Arabic, about the eradication of Jews? Or that there were internationally recognized terrorists on some of those boats trying to make their way through the blockade?

    Or maybe you missed when Israel announced that they would not let the boats through its blockade, and warned a military intervention if the boats did try. They announced that way before the boats set sail, and under international law, Israel has every right to uphold their right to blockade and defend themselves. This is a sensationalist posting, the first reaction of any ‘peaceful’ protester should not be assaulting armed soldiers. There are even videos of an ARMED soldier being beaten with a pipe and he runs away, without shooting the assailant mind you.

    Sorry, Israel is in the right here, and none of your condemnation makes you right. Israel is not right in their mismanagement of the Gaza situation, but because they are not in the right does NOT make any third party automatically right in their attempts to move through a blockade. For crying out loud, Israel warned the entire ‘aid’ flotilla that they would not be allowed through the blockade, and that any attempt to break through would be met with intervention.

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