If you’ve been living under a rock, you might have missed the latest major development in Israel’s barbaric crimes against the Palestinian people and its supporters. A flotilla of boats with unarmed pro-Palestinian peace activists carrying dangerous and abhorrent things such as food, medical supplies and toys were hijacked in act of piracy by Israeli Navy and Military where at least 19 have been massacred and even more injured.
The latest crime needs to be outrightly condemned as yet another barbarous and indefensible action from the Israeli state, hell-bent on doing anything it can to stop support for people they want to starve in the open air prison that is Gaza. This is an outrageous attack on unarmed civilians and the media coverage, whilst trying to find any glimmer of something to defend the Israelis with, can’t help but reveal the callous actions the Zionist state have undertaken that will continue to drive support for the apartheid state away.
But I am not able to express everything as well as other bloggers closer to the action or on top of developments as they happen.
Antony Loewenstein is a master at posting frequent snippets from the world’s media on the Israel/Palestine issue and is covering the latest attack on the flotilla.
Lenin’s Tomb has also posted frequently and will no doubt cover the solidarity actions in Britain today.
From the Arab world, The Angry Arab News Service will cover the developments with snippets, wit and graphic imagery.
From En Passant, John Passant says “we are all Palestinians now.”
And the BBC, so much for unbiased and impartiality, interviews former Israeli commandos who spout the line along with a naval officer who defends storming the flotilla (why did they have to storm it in the first place? Nothing whatsoever about the mission of the flotilla, or the war crimes and acts of terrorism committed against the Palestinians in Gaza. Instead Mark Thompson (Director-General) capitulates time and time again to the pro-Zionist lobby.
I will add more tomorrow as news develops and bloggers get a chance to catch up to the media.
Tomorrow there are protests and speak outs all over Australian capital cities to show solidarity with the Palestinians and the activists attacked. RSVP to the Facebook event and invite your friends.