Thursday, 17 June 2010

Israel and the Gaza flotilla raid.

Here's an excerpt from the BBC's report on the Gaza flotilla raid :

Israel has set up an internal inquiry into its deadly raid last month on a convoy of Gaza-bound aid ships.
Israel earlier rejected a UN proposal for an international probe, but has now agreed to include two foreign observers in its own inquiry.
Nine Turkish activists were killed when Israeli commandos stormed the ships in international waters on 31 May.
Meanwhile, Middle East peace envoy Tony Blair says he hopes Israel will allow more humanitarian items into Gaza.
Washington welcomed the announcement of the inquiry, describing it as "an important step forward".
But Turkey's foreign minister said Ankara had "no trust at all" that Israel would conduct an impartial investigation.

And here's a video on the  raid that I found on Mommylife.

( HT Barbara@Mommylife)

Edited to add. After watching the video above, I saw this one of New Yorkers protesting the raid:

It never changes.
Everyone goes around thinking they know everything they need to know to be quite sure who the good guy is and who the bad guy is, and feeling mighty righteous for being on the side of the angels.
If only working it out were ever that simple.
I think "useful idiots" is the phrase that I'm looking for.

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