Monday, May 31, 2010

Should Israel have attacked the Gaza-bound ships?

Well, should the ships have been sailing towards Gaza in the first place?

If people think they can test Israeli resolve to protect itself, by simply having civilians on board ship in the manner usual to Islamist terrorist organisations, the people concerned are simply idiots and do not know what they are dealing with.

So what should be done to get civilian supplies through to the poor people of Gaza?

Take up the Israeli offer of civilian supplies to be delivered to Ashdod, from where Israel guarantees that all humanitarian cargo would be taken to the people of Gaza under international supervision.

Since the people who organised the ships that sailed towards Gaza did not take up the Israeli offer, it is clear that their agenda has nothing to do with delivering civilian supplies to Gaza.

Their agenda is rather to score political points against Israel at the cost of human lives.

The people who gave their lives knew that they might have to do so, and they are best compared to people who wish to commit suicide. Sphere: Related Content

1 comment:

Andi and Sheba Eicher said...

helpful thoughts Prabhu. We live in a very sad world. But it is important to gain perspective. The issue of Hamas is something that few want to address cogently. Most countries expressing support for the breaking of the blockade would not do so if Hamas were running a province in their country.

That is not to say that we do not mourn the death of any person - even persons whose own actions have brought about terrible situations.

The video documentation that the Israeli armed forces show that we are not dealing with satyagraha but with people quite willing to fight