Re: Pallywood's 'Free Gaza Boat'

The oppressive Hamas, Anti Freedom for anyone ab-uses the 'freedom' banner by being cruel to their own people to inflict destitute so they can be used to propagate.

August 2008

Pallywood was always good in 'language', from their frequent use of "freedom" to "resistance", while the siege on little Israel by its racist Arab neighbors goes on already for over 60 years, and recently Sderot under [real] siege from Gaza - Hamastan's missiles (Shall we call the missiles upon civilians intended to murder as "freedom missiles"?, those rockets that have a double edge sword, to harm innocent Israelis which Palestinian Hamas is bend on, plus to cause a defensive actions from Israel's security concerned forces to restrict Hamastan thus their beloved 'victim card' can have more teeth,) yet, it's rather the anti freedom (for anyone) the oppressive Islamic Hamas, that succeeded again in yet another "freedom" slogan, 'Free Gaza', those that seek to live and have their people live in misery to gain world's sympathy, have hit a jackpot, especially with some gullible "peace" activists.

The Gaza Boat Protest 
1. Prior to the boats� arrival along the Gaza coast:
a. Israel is closely monitoring the flotilla. This action constitutes an intentional provocation. Consequently, Israel will do everything it can to prevent it.
b. In accordance with the Interim Agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which was supported by the international community, the Israel Navy is exclusively responsible for the safety and security of the maritime zones off the coast of Gaza.
2. In the event that the boats will be allowed to proceed to Gaza:
a. The campaign is orchestrated by a handful of agitators who tried to draw the State of Israel into a confrontation in the open sea, with broad media coverage. This is not an expression of concern for the residents of the Gaza Strip, but rather a political protest that serves only the Hamas and terrorism.
b. This campaign is an intentional provocation undertaken by organizations and activists, some of whom have a long history of employing provocative tactics. Such groups, though flying the banner of human rights, are troublingly silent in the face of the gross violations perpetrated by Hamas which have caused so much suffering to Israelis and Palestinians alike. This action, which seeks to grant legitimacy to the Hamas terrorist regime, is immoral and flies in the face of the clearly stated position of the international community.
c. Israel continues to reserve its right to determine regarding entry into the Gaza Strip. In this case, Israel merely decided not to be dragged into the provocation that the protesters so eagerly sought to instigate.
d. Israel's policy remains unchanged, and it will continue to examine each case upon its merits.
3. Israel's humanitarian policy towards Gaza:
Despite ongoing Hamas terrorism and attacks against the inland crossing points, Israel permits the transfer of large quantities of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip on a daily basis, and allows the passage of patients and accompanying individuals into Israel, and the West Bank for medical treatment. Consequently, there is no justification for this provocation.
4. Israel�s security policy vis-�-vis the Gaza Strip:
The Gaza Strip under the Hamas regime has become a terrorist entity. Hamas smuggles and manufactures arms in a military buildup that is continuing despite the current state of calm, in blatant violation of the understandings laid out in the Egyptian initiative which established the calm.


Slow Boat to Gaza--Radicals gather in Cyprus "to break the siege."...
Mr. Monir Deeb, a native Gazan who has lived in Los Angeles since 1979, explained to the media that he was boarding these boats to reunite with his siblings in Gaza. Mr. Deeb described Gaza as a "peaceful community under Israeli military siege" and said that this small convoy was meant to deliver a message to Israel to stop the siege of Gaza.

This reporter asked Mr. Deeb about the armed Gaza militias who have fired thousands of missiles over the past eight years against Israeli civilian communities that surround Gaza. I also asked for his comment on how the Hamas government is using the current cease fire period to regroup and train for the next attack on Israel. Mr. Deeb said that he "could not relate to this question," since it was "political" and his concern was "only humanitarian" in nature.

The convener of the press conference, Ms. Greta Berlin, an American woman formerly married to a Palestinian whose family was dislocated from Safed in Northern Israel during the 1948 war, gave examples of the humanitarian mission on which they were embarking. �One of her missions,� she said, �was to supply 9,000 hearing aids for Palestinian children who suffer hearing loss at a young age, due to Israeli missile attacks on Gaza.�

I asked Ms. Berlin if it were not the case that the missile attacks that she had claimed had been fired at Palestinians in Gaza by Israelis were actually fired by Palestinians towards the Western Negev, as they screech over Palestinian villages en route to hit Israeli civilian targets.

Ms. Berlin would not comment, saying repeatedly that the purpose of the voyage to Gaza was not political, even though the press statement issued by touched every raw political nerve possible. also clearly stated that it strongly condemns Israel for not allowing "refugees and their descendants the right to return home" to the villages that have since been resettled by Israel after the 1948 war. Meanwhile, the "" press statement also decried "Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine," laying aside any pretensions that the group only favored Israel's full withdrawal from Gaza...


Israeli Civil Rights Center Warns US Attorney General: Gaza Boat Organizers Have Violated the Neutrality Act,+08:06+AM


Aug 20, 2008 ... The Free Gaza movement is hoping that the Israeli Navy will arrest them, allowing them to gain worldwide media coverage,...

The organizers thereby hope to provoke a clash with the navy that will end with them being forcibly arrested ...


Israelis Get Smart: Cause Gaza Boat Flop
23 Aug 2008
Leftist Gaza Boat project flops big time!
Palestinians: Leftist boats didn't bring any food - just lots of talk!!
So the Leftist propaganda boat project flopped. Israel got smart and let the boats through, thus defusing the antagonist's desired media spectacle.


Pallywood ‘Free Gaza’ case - Palestinian PR Stunt Fails As Israel Allows Gaza Protest…

PR Stunt Fails As Israel Allows Gaza Protest

A Palestinian
The only thing missing was Steven Spielberg and democracy.

Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency�

Israel — August 23, 2008 � Israel’s PR has always been
lacking. One can find three very well substantiated reasons:
lack of professional public relations manpower in government,
lack of funds and lack of coordinated communications between
the Israel Prime Minister’s Office, the Israel Ministry for
Foreign Affairs and Israel Defense Forces.

today was different.
The terror group Hamas tried to stage a media PR event and failed
big time.

knew about this Hamas attempt to create a PR event at sea for
weeks,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesmen Arye Mekel
told the Israel News Agency.

knew who’s on these boats and what they contain, and therefore
we decided weeks ago to allow them to come into Gaza. They were
not carrying weapons and had only a handful of equipment for
the hearing impaired.”

appears that hearing aids for Hamas are needed. So are prescription

to the Israel Defense Forces,
approximately 300 humanitarian trucks filled with food, medical
supplies and fuel pass daily into Gaza. “Gaza has food,”
says Mekel. “They only thing they lack is freedom and democracy.”

the security closure imposed by Israel in June 2007 after Hamas
violently attacked the Palestinian Authority in Gaza, Israel
has allowed tons of UN supplied humanitarian supplies into Gaza.

as Hamas failed to create an “Exodus” type event at
sea, they also failed to please their own people in Gaza. Since
leaving Cyprus on Friday, the failed PR event staged by the
US - based Free Gaza Movement had always been in doubt.

The residents of Gaza were disappointed by the total lack of
food supposed to have been brought in by the two Palestine boats
carrying international leftist activists.

people thought these boats would make a significant contribution
to break the siege, not only politically but also in terms of
bringing in goods, equipment, food, and medicine,” one
Gazan said. “However, once it turned out these boats contained
no food and only activists, most people left the beach disappointed.”

government sources state that tons of UN, US and Israel humanitarian
aid never even reach the citizens of Gaza. The food is confiscated
by Hamas, given to their own people, some of the UN and Red
Cross supplies are sold on the black market and about 30 percent
is simply destroyed to create a PR image of Gazans going hungry.

the same it was Pallywood, a Hollywood event which begged hundreds
of Gazans to come to the beach and greet the leftist activists
at the beach.

two Palestinian boats, carrying 46 international left-wing activists
who support Hamas suicide bombers and rocket attacks on Israel
towns and cities, reached the Gaza beach at around 6:00 pm today.
The 46 activists from 14 countries included an 81-year-old Catholic
nun and Lauren Booth, the sister-in-law of international Mideast
envoy and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

of Gazans headed out to sea in fishing boats to welcome the
Hamas supporters. Among these were a Tunisian, German, US citizens,
as well as an Israel activist.

confirmed that the failed PR stunt was staged by Hamas.

cannot place any responsibility on the Palestinian Authority
for these theatrics as the PA has no control of Gaza.”

Mekel was stating was that this was not a “Palestinian”
public relations event. In fact, the PA and it’s forces have
been at odds with Hamas for many months with much blood shed
between the two. The PA supports the Middle-East peace process,
while Iran backed Hamas continues to openly call for the destruction
of Israel and attacks Israel city and town with Qassam rockets.

The so called “peace activists” which were on their
way to Gaza illustrated a complete and total disregard for innocent
Israel terror victims, said MFA Frimet Roth.

The Israel Foreign Ministry exposed the foreign supporters of
Hamas saying that they did not deserve to be referred to as
“peace activists,” labeling them as a “handful
of provocateurs seeking a public relations stunt who initiated
a political protest aimed at boosting Hamas’ regime of horrors
in Gaza.”

“How does such delusional journey promote peace?”
the Israel Foreign Ministry added. “What kind of contribution
does this journey make to the promotion of ideas of reconciliation
and compromise? None.”

Hamas spokesman Sammy Abu Zuhri said that Israel’s initial insistence
on torpedoing the arrival of boats carrying international activists
headed to Gaza “attests to the Israeli distress caused
by this international peace initiative.” There were also
reports that the protesters radio equipment had been jammed
by the IDF.

of this was true,” said Mekel. “They were looking
for anything they could find to make a news story out of thin
air. Not one IDF ship was ever seen by these protesters.”

pointed out that the decision not to prevent the protesters
from reaching Gaza was “made at the highest level of government.”
Which means that Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, his security
cabinet and Israel’s Minister of Defense and Foreign Affairs
were not going to allow another Pallywood production. In the
past, Palestinians have been filmed being shot and appearing
to be dead. During Operation Defensive Shield Israel video footage
clearly shows Palestinian actors either falling off or getting
off first aid stretchers.

Mekel would not admit that it was clearly a public relations
victory for Israel, one can clearly see that Israel has come
a long way in its professional and honest approach with the
media. Even if the IDF has made a mistake for which they could
easily take a spin on, senior officers at the Israel Defense
Forces Spokespersons Office will not allow any lies.

the end of the day, we do need to lie,” said an IDF spokesperson.
“If we make a mistake we will be the first to admit it.
While the international media sees day after day pure propaganda
coming from Gaza. The international media has come to learn
the difference between democracy and free speech at work in
Israel and Hamas terrorism in Gaza. Journalists have long memories.
And many remember Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl
and the recent kidnappings of journalists in Gaza by Hamas.”

officials made a point of highlighting that sincere humanitarian
groups could continue to provide humanitarian aid to the Palestinian
population with aid to the UN and International Red Cross through
existing land crossings. Israel has always drawn and respected
the distinction between the civilian population in Gaza and
Iran backed Hamas terrorists.

are very brave, they are very strong, I am proud of them,”
said Samira Ayash, a 65-year-old retired school teacher who
came to watch the failed Gaza PR event. An European reporter
followed Ayash as he returned to Gaza Port. He was greeted by
two young men in beards who shook his hand and then took out
a wallet and handed Ayash money.

are well paid to speak to the press by Hamas.


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