Israel Boards Ship Bound For Gaza Strip

Fortunately (for the pro-terrorist idiots on board the ship, that is), this time the (pro-terrorist) idiots didn’t make waves, and did not attempt to assualt the Israeli troops, which is actually surprising, since part of what they are attempting to do, as Charles Krauthammer pointed out, is to do away with all methods of Israel to defend itself. The big link of the day at Memeorandum is from the Jerusalem Post, simply saying that the Rachel Corrie was boarded, but, this one from MSNBC is more amusing, with the catchy headline Israeli forces seize Gaza aid ship

Israeli forces seized a Gaza-bound aid vessel without meeting resistance Saturday, preventing it from breaking an Israeli maritime blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory days after a similar effort turned bloody.

The IDF said they informed the crew of the MV Rachel Corrie that the Gaza Strip was under blockade and that the ship should put to port in the southern coastal city of Ashdod.

Nothing like a hysterical MSDNC headline to make the Israelis the bad guys, despite the ship attempting to break the blockade, which is entirely legal. Good thing the pro-terrorist lovers weren’t carrying banned goods, like cement, which Hamas uses to build bunkers and fortify their positions which are used to attack Israeli civilians

The ship — named for an American college student who was crushed to death by a bulldozer in 2003 while protesting Israeli house demolitions in Gaza — was carrying hundreds of tons of aid, including wheelchairs, medical supplies and cement.

Oh. I guess they were.

Greta Berlin, of the Free Gaza movement, which was sponsoring the Rachel Corrie, said in a statement the Israeli military “forcibly seized the Irish-owned humanitarian relief ship.”

“For the second time in less then a week, Israeli naval commandos stormed an unarmed aid ship, brutally taking its passengers hostage and towing the ship toward Ashdod port in Southern Israel,” she said. “It is not yet known whether any of the Rachel Corrie’s passengers were killed or injured during the attack, but they are believed to be unharmed.”

So that’s were MSNBC obtained its headline, from the rantings of a pro-terrorist crazy. Fortunately, the White House is apparently backing the pro-terrorists, saying that the blockade is “unsustainable.” If the White House and all the pro-terrorist lovers want the blockade to stop, why not put pressure on Hamas and the other Israel haters to stop attacking Israeli civilians, to de-arm, and turn towards peace? Probably because most of the “activists” hate Israel, as well, and want to see the nation gone. It’s not like the activists would yell things like “Go back to Auschwitz” and “Don’t forget 9/11 guys” (note: these are from the ship where the fighting occurred on Monday).

Of course, the pro-terrorists in the Free Gaza movement claim that the Israeli’s sabotaged the communication systems, and will now pull it back to port and pack it with D-list celebrities and journalists. Here’s an idea: how about just taking supplies that are not embargoed and dropping them off at the correct port? Pretty simple, eh?

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU

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