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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Story Behind Gaza Flotilla

Actual IDF Video on Gaza Flotilla

We’ll see how the Main Stream Media (MSM) handles the supposed relief ship headed to the Gaza Strip, when the actual story (see IDF video) may be different.
The Israeli Defense Force has blocked ships from entering Gaza ports, due to weapons and terrorist smuggling operations.     So when the supposed relief flotilla headed to Gaza and attempted to break through the IDF Naval blockade, the Israeli military intercepted the boats in the flotilla.

Here is the videos   

A bit different story on what the MSM will be reporting, as compared to what actually happened.    Unfortunately there were lives lost and injuries on both sides, but only after the people on the supposed relief mission attacked the Israeli soldiers sent in to intercept the ships.

It gets more interesting.  Based on research reports in the Weekly Standard, drawn from the US Department of the Treasury, the sponsoring organization of the flotilla is the Turkish based IHH, a known terrorist organization with ties to Hamas.

The Turkish organizers of the Gaza Strip-bound flotilla that was boarded this morning by Israeli commandos knew well in advance that their vessels would never reach Israeli waters. That's because the organizers belong to a nonprofit that was banned by the Israeli government in July 2008 for its ties to terrorism finance.

The Turkish IHH (Islan Haklary Ve Hurriyetleri Vakfi in Turkish) was founded in 1992, and reportedly popped up on the CIA's radar in 1996 for its radical Islamist leanings.  Like many other Islamist charities, the IHH has a record of providing relief to areas where disaster has struck in the Muslim world. 

However, the organization is not a force for good. The Turkish nonprofit belongs to a Saudi-based umbrella organization known to finance terrorism called the Union of Good (Ittilaf al-Kheir in Arabic). Notably, the Union is chaired by Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, who is known best for his religious ruling that encourages suicide attacks against Israeli civilians.  According to one report, Qardawi personally transferred millions of dollars to the Union in an effort to provide financial support to Hamas.

In 2008, the Israelis banned IHH, along with 35 other Islamist charities worldwide, for its ties to the Union of Good.  This was a follow-on designation; Israelis first blocked the Union of Good from operating in the West Bank and Gaza in 2002.  

Interestingly, the Union of Good may not only be tied to Hamas. Included in the Israeli list of 36 designees was the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO).  In 2006, both the U.S. government and the United Nations designated the IIRO branch offices in Indonesia and the Philippines for financing al Qaeda.  French magistrate Jean-Louis Brougiere also testified that IHH had an "important role" in Ahmed Ressam's failed "millennium plot" to bomb the Los Angeles airport in late 1999.   Source:  The Weekly Standard on-line    Jonathan Schanzer

So while the secular world and anti-Isreal Arab world is “outraged”, according to MSM reports, the real facts would indicate that under the guise of a humanitarian mission, a flotilla of pro-Gaza protesters (infiltrated by terrorists) was on their way to Gaza.    

© 2010, Jasper Welch, Four Corners Media