June 02, 2010
Reports: Hamas Refuses Cargo, Accepts Its Propaganda Value
Further evidence that the cargo on the pro-Palestinian activists' ships is not really meant as a humanitarian shipment, but rather a public relations maneuver:
"We refuse to receive the humanitarian aid until all those who were detained aboard the ships are released," Minister for Social Welfare in the Hamas government said, as reported by the Jerusalem Post. "We also insist that the equipment be delivered in its entirety."
Looks like Hamas isn't all that desperate to get the cargo into the territory.
It's been clear for some time, though, that this isn't about supplying humanitarian and other good, 15,000 tons of which Israel allows into Gaza on a weekly basis. Straight from the horse's mouth: "This mission is not about delivering humanitarian supplies," explained pro-Palestinian radical Greta Berlin, but rather about ending Israel's blockade to allow unfettered shipments to Hamas and others in Gaza.
Posted by GI at June 2, 2010 12:58 PM
If the blockage was ended, within a week a freighter from Iran full of their most advanced missles and rockets as well as hundreds of other weapons and thousands of munitions would arrive at Gaza.
These weapons would immediately be deployed against Israel. Hamas and Iran would be thrilled and beside themselves as to how incredibly stupid Israel and the West were to allow this to happen.
Anyone who does not believe this has no idea of the realities of the situation.
Posted by: Simms Pearl at June 2, 2010 03:48 PM
Those rotten Israelis! Imagine them trying to stop missiles, war material, other objects designed to wipe them out from being delivered.
Posted by: sam cooper at June 3, 2010 08:13 PM
Simms, can you predict the future? Don't be so quick to jump to conclusions, what if Hamas made peace with Israel? What if we saw peace in the whole region? You're just being negative.
Posted by: Adam at June 9, 2010 06:16 PM
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