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June 01, 2010

BiBi Netanyahu Speaks About The Flotilla Attack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking from Canada about the Israeli raid on a Turkish ship carrying Pro-Palestinian activists and supplies for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu said Israeli forces boarded six ships to search them for weapons. On five of the ships, Netanyahu said things went smoothly. But on the sixth ship – the largest in the flotilla – a mob of people attacked the Israeli troops with clubs and knives, beating and stabbing several Israeli soldiers. The troops defended themselves, resulting in at least nine people being killed.

The ships were boarded as part of an ongoing blockade of supplies going into the Gaza Strip. Prior to imposing a blockade, pro-Palestinian groups would send rockets and other weapons into Gaza disguised as humanitarian aid.

from YNet

"The soldiers were beat up, stabbed, there were even gunshot sounds, and they were forced to defend themselves. Unfortunately, approximately 10 people were killed during the conflict," Netanyahu said. The prime minister stressed that Israel must maintain the situation which prevents explosive materials from reaching the Gaza Strip.


Turkey threatens action; Israel on alert

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As predicted Turkey has taken a turn for the worst, and is no true ally of non-Islamic countries. The relationship between Turkey and Israel has been deteriorating, with Turkey recently telling Israel they have to give up their nukes. Now we see how they will stand with their Muslim brothers, no matter what the facts are. Non-Islamic countries need to start banding together, and face the harsh reality of the impending showdown with the Islamic world. A good start would be if Sweden stopped funding Turkey to the tune of 8.5 million euros a year. Since Muslims think that Islam is so great, let them fend for themselves.

Turkey threatens action; Israel on alert

New Delhi: Turkey has threatened Israel with unprecedented action after Israeli forces attacked an aid vessel, killing 10 peace activists headed to Gaza.

Israel said 10 people died while those on the ship said at least 15 were killed.

A shocked world has responded with outrage. Turkey recalled its ambassador to Israel and warned of unprecedented and incalculable reprisals.

Two Turkish activists were reported to be among those killed in the flotilla. Ankara warned that further supply vessels will be sent to Gaza, escorted by the Turkish Navy, a development with unpredictable consequences.

Israel has sounded an alert throughout the country fearing rocket attacks by Hezbollah in Lebanon.

The Arab League has called an urgent meeting on Tuesday to decide on a common response. Egypt is under pressure to end the blockade of Gaza while Greece has cancelled a military exercise with Isreal.

The world is waiting for the response from Washington, how will President Obama react to the provocation from America’s closest ally.


Wild Thing's comment......

BiBi is so good and he stands strong for his country.

Regarding Turkey the hell with that place. I was there once years ago, and could hardly wait to leave!!!

Posted by Wild Thing at June 1, 2010 02:49 AM


"The Israelis defended themselves"?
WHAT??? HOW DARE THEY?? Don't they know you don't defend yourselves against Muslims. You just submit yourselves. Be nice. Talk to them. Give a speech. Bow. Kneel. You know, like president Obooboo. Defending themselves! Pfew! What were they thinking!!! :-)

Posted by: Eddy Burke at June 1, 2010 09:49 AM

A shock world responded with outrage? Yes, I'm outraged that Israel didn't use overwhelming force when boarding the ship. Israeli gunboats should have cleared the deck while commandos rappelled from the helicopters. These "activists" should have never been given the chance to stand up. Next time, Israel won't be so nice about it.

Posted by: BobF at June 1, 2010 04:51 PM

The UN told Israel if they hadn't blockaded the area, this wouldn't have happened. Yeah and tonight Jerusalem would be bombed. Israel is stuck between a Rock and a hard place. These lying bastard Palestinians are always taken at their word. Unbelievable.

Posted by: Mark at June 1, 2010 05:53 PM

Eddy, yes how dare they. Good one Eddy. I bet that is exactly how obama things about the Israelis.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 1, 2010 11:49 PM

BobF., I agree, the haters of Israel are twisting this so much, it really is unforgivable.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 1, 2010 11:52 PM

Mark, thanks for sharing about that from the UN. Your so right Mark, no matter what Israel does they will be blamed.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 1, 2010 11:55 PM