Gaza humanitarian flotilla versus Israel’s evil navy
|Sunday, May 30,2010 09:44|
|By Gilad Atzmon|
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports today that Israel will attempt to block the humanitarian Freedom Flotilla heading towards Gaza. However, according to the Israeli paper, the humanitarian cargo would then be unloaded, inspected and sent to Gaza overland via the United Nations.
Typical of Israel to try to win a lost battle. On the one hand, by stopping the flotilla Israel hopes to maintain its regional status as an omnipotent superpower that controls the land, the air and the sea. On the other hand, the Jewish state pathetically also wants to evoke sympathy for being “sensitive” to humanitarian issues and the plight of the Palestinians.
The Israeli government fails to understand that the tide has changed. We see them through. We all know what the Jewish state stands for. We all know about the devastation in Gaza, we know about the siege, the destruction and the crimes against humanity. We all watch the Israeli separation wall cutting through Palestinian families' houses and olive orchards. We also follow the racist ethnic cleansing in East Jerusalem. The Israelis had better save us from their spins and manipulations.
In case the Israelis still fail to see it, they are dealing this time with an international flotilla that is sailing under Turkish and Greek flags, a fleet that carries 800 determined activists from all over the world. The Israelis are dealing with peace lovers who are determined to break through the siege and deliver medical aid, cement, paper and food. On the deck we have 35 European parliamentarians who must have decided to say NO to Zionist fundraisers. This flotilla is a clear signal to Israel that the game is over. Israel is now all but officially isolated. All that is left for Israel is to come to terms with its true nature: a shameless racist, murderous and terrorist state.
Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born musician, writer and anti-racism campaigner. His latest jazz album, "In loving memory of America", was released on 1 March 2009 and can be purchased here.