Saturday, June 5, 2010

Gaza Flotilla Facts

clipped from action.aipac.org

On May 31, the Israel Defense Forces intercepted six ships, known as the “Free Gaza” flotilla. The flotilla attempted to break Israel’s blockade of the Hamas‐controlled Gaza Strip.
Despite claiming its primary aim was to deliver humanitarian aid, in reality, its objective was to provoke Israel and incite international scrutiny on the blockade.

The flotilla was sponsored by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation—an organization tied to various Islamic terrorist groups including Hamas and al‐Qaeda.
Israel’s interception of the ships—and the deaths of nine individuals, including some radicals with ties to terrorist groups—have garnered tremendous media attention and international condemnation.

As Israel faces increasing international criticism, members of Congress are speaking out in support of Israel's right to self defense.

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