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Flotilla Aid to Enter Gaza Under UN Supervision

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After intense diplomatic negotiation with Israel, the UN has agreed to oversee the transfer of 70 truck-loads of humanitarian aid that Israel seized from a flotilla of six ships on 31 May.

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Yvonne Mendes Siblini (218)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 1:33 pm

Bob Algeron (47)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 3:36 pm

Naoko, Hamas does not want the goods - they refused to accept them.

Bonnie A (76)
Friday June 18, 2010, 1:14 pm
The Gazans can now have salads,cookies, candy--wow, I can see the bombs those are going to make--and don't forget the shaving cream--they are accepting the medicine and food, but what Israel did was use simple products as collective punishment.

Scott Freewheeler (45)
Friday June 18, 2010, 1:55 pm
Bob. The aid is symbolic. It is a drop in the ocean. The Hamas government is wisely hoping to get as much world attention to the illegal (humanitarian law/Geneva Convention) human rights abuses in Gaza. Especially the blockade of basic food items, medicines and building materials. It doesn’t want to accept a few select items that Israel already permits to be allowed through while Israel quietly steals the rest of it under the international radar and maintains its strangle hold on the people of Gaza.

Israel must be stopped from continuing to collectively punish these people. It could soon boil over into a huge war. Israel is bound to over react to the Iranian flotilla. They are already very hostile to each other and no one can deny that Israel is the oppressor and aggressor so there will be many Islamic countries that are lawfully entitled to defend the Palestinians and Iranians.

If the International Community can get Israel to stand down then much bloodshed can be avoided. Islam teaches forgiveness if the enemy ceases hostility. Any individuals that cannot forgive will be acting against the Islamic Teachings and would be severely dealt with

KS Goh (0)
Saturday June 19, 2010, 1:58 am

Mike K (1)
Saturday June 19, 2010, 9:00 am
It seems these "aid" boats are provoking Israel

Bob Algeron (47)
Sunday June 20, 2010, 7:12 am
Scott, Hamas government is a government of Islamic fundamentalist fanatics, who don't care about Gazans and have the main goal to fight Israel. I don't see in the modern history other examples when one of the warring parties would let aid to another party.

Americans won't let aid to Taleban, Allies did not allow any aid to countries occupied by Nazis, and this is the normal practice of war. The fact that Israel allows such aid testifies good about Israel.

" Islam teaches forgiveness if the enemy ceases hostility."??? Who told you that BS? Just look at Kyrgys Muslims ethnically cleansing Uzbek Muslims right now, killing them in thousands and expelling hundreds of thousands. Israelis know what the true teaching of Islam is, and are fighting it.

International Community must stand up with Israel against Islamists to prevent further bloodshed.

Mike, I agree with you, those" Gaza Flotila" is nothing but a deliberate provocation.

Scott Freewheeler (45)
Sunday June 20, 2010, 10:12 pm
Hamas devotes up to 90% of its estimated $70 million annual budget to an extensive social services network, running many relief and education programs, and funds schools, orphanages, mosques, healthcare clinics, soup kitchens, and sports leagues. Such services arent't generally provided by The Palestinian Authority. According to the Israeli scholar Reuven Paz "approximately 90 percent of the organization's work is in social, welfare, cultural, and educational activities" (source wikipedia)

They are better behaved than the US government. Hamas have been protecting themselves. They are not the aggressor here. Israel broke the 6 month ceasefire after 4 months in June 2006. Hamas keep trying to negotiate peace but even with Jimmy Carters’ attempts Israel wouldn’t even comment. It is so obvious who is the bad guy here. Take a look at the website below for some much needed perspective, just the front page is enough.

Israel owns your media, they are feeding you propaganda lies and you are obviously eating it up. Does it not seem strange to you that the rest of the world is staggered at the inhumanity of this occupation and drawing too many similarities to the ghettos of Nazi Germany? We are witnessing the worse human rights atrocity since then and you blame Hamas!? I guess the American Indians just got what was coming to them as well? Please don’t rely on you’re the US government or media for any truth here. Do your research online and you would think you are on a different planet.

President Reagan always referred to the Afghan resistance and the Taliban as “Freedom Fighters” when Russia occupied their lands. He armed the Taliban against the Russians. Now they are called “Terrorists”. It seems wars have become PR exercises these days. Pre government Hamas couldn’t be anything other than desperate resistance fighters with a few puny agricultural rockets verses squadrons of F16’s and all the power that the USA can supply them with. They were/are resisting their own slow genocide.

How can you say “warring parties”? Where have you been the last 3 years? The people of Gaza were beaten to a pulp years ago. The 2008-9 massacres were not even necessary. Their homes were already rubble and 50% of the population were already children because their parents are already dead.

It is an occupation and not a war. Occupied countries are supposed to be protected by the Geneva Conventions Humanitarian Law but Israel breaks this on several points every day.

You really are clueless to what is going on and you know even less about Islam. I can see this is pointless.

Incidentally it was God that told me through His Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahou alayhi wasallam);

But if they cease, Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. (al-Baqara 2:192)

True Muslims who follow the Teachings do not aggress unless there is severe oppression. It is the Law. It is very clear about this. I tried to find out what was really happening in Kyrgyzstan but information is seriously sketchy. Regardless of who is to blame it is not logical to blame Islamic Teachings for the mistakes of its students if they even are students.

At least there are peaceful and harmonious laws in Islam unlike the warmongering US government to like to start wars and cluster bomb indiscriminately over greed for oil that is by right not theirs. Both aggressing and indiscriminate killing is unlawful in Islamic teachings. We won’t even cut a tree on the battlefield for defence.

I can see why some Muslims want to rid the World of people like you as you do not seem to want to live ever in peace, you want to wipe us off the face of the world even when we are the worlds best hope for peace.

The only way to stop bloodshed is for the USA to stand down and leave these peaceful and holy people alone. The only way to eradicate terrorism is to stop making mortal enemies of people by murdering most of their families and destroying everything around them repeatedly. What would you do if the situation were reversed?

You think you can oppress people into submission? You are so wrong. Even in the open air prison of Gaza you cannot stop the odd rocket and that is a tiny area of a few broken people, mostly women and children. Why would you want to make enemies of 1.6 bn Muslims? Our numbers are growing fast but you have nothing to fear from us unless you want to wipe us out. Learn about us and you will know there is no reason to fear us. We are gentler than any neighbour you will ever have of you live with us instead of killing us. We are selfless servants of the good of all.

When you kill, oppress, rape, starve and steal from a people you make enemies. So it may have worked on your Native American Indians but it will not work against Islam. As long as you continue to oppress them you will not be able to be safe. You will lose with that attitude, we all will. As you have already lost in Afghanistan and as you did in Vietnam. When will you learn?

Here is a message from the Martyrs in paradise from the Holy Qur’an;
The martyrs requested of Allah the following; "For the sake of you, o Allah, send us back to the world again so that we may be martyred once more".

You cannot possibly defeat people with this love for God and creation. You can only break their bones. Give it up already.
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