Thursday, September 04, 2008
The ABC news reports that an Australian woman is among four "peace" activists who have been stranded in the Gaza Strip - Aussie activist stranded in Gaza.
What makes her a "peace activist"?
Ms. Lock entered the territory as part of an initiative of the Free Gaza Movement in an attempt to "break the siege of Gaza". However, as Honest Reporting has revealed, "a closer look at the background and motivations of these so-called 'peace activists' exposes an anti-Israel publicity stunt." - Sailing Into a Publicity Stunt.
The Free Gaza Movement "is a coalition of groups such as the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement (ISM), the Israel Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR).
ISM has a shameful record of placing foreign nationals in danger through encouraging 'direct action', which resulted in the death of American citizen Rachel Corrie. In 2003, ISM's extreme ideology was underscored when terrorists, originating from the UK, used ISM as a cover to attack Mike's Place bar in Tel Aviv, murdering three people. More recently, ISM has been a leading force in the violent protests against the security barrier at Ni'lin, while an ISM activist has been jailed in the US, charged with "giving about $20,000 to a group he knew supported Hamas."
The picture at the top is a nice example of what Hamas is all about, yet not a single one of the so-called "peace activists" or their supporters has had a critical word to say about the rulers of Gaza.
And since Ms Lock has been trying to get back home through the Egyptian border, it might be an idea for her to let her fellow "peace activists" know on her return that Gaza is not completely surrounded by Israel and to ask them to stop issuing misleading statements to this effect. They don't fool anybody except those who travel on ships of fools.
Posted by Wilbur Post at 12:23 pm