PHOTO: In response to the Gaza flotilla incident, groups on the far left and far right have renewed their call to end all U.S. aid to Israel. They want the Gaza blockade to end, but have no response when asked how weapons shipments can be kept from terrorist groups.
The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) is today reporting that 40 people on the main Gaza flotilla ship were Al Qaeda or Hamas members. Al Qaeda is an ally of Hamas whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel.
The IDF says they were carrying a large amount of cash and “The terrorists were equipped with bullet proof vests, night-vision goggles, and weapons.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just said “This was not a flotilla for peace, but instead was a violent and organized force. . . Within Gaza there is a terror state aided by Iran.”
After 48 hours of investigations it is now clear the real purpose of the Gaza flotilla was not to deliver “humanitarian” supplies. They clearly wanted provoke a confrontation, and they said their goal was “breaking Israel’s siege.” Continue reading