First it was Hamas. Now the Gaza-bound, blockade-defying flotilla was helping Al-Qaeda too.
So claims Israel's Consul General to Florida and Puerto Rico, Ofer Bavly. "The so-called peace activists on board the flotilla with ties to Al-Qaeda and other terror organizations were interested in creating a media circus," Bavly railed in a written statement released today.
Reminds me of some anti-communist hardliners in Miami who defend terrorism committed by alleged freedom fighters with last names like Bosch and Posada-Carriles. Read Bavly's entire statement after the jump.
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The so-called peace activists on board the flotilla
with ties to Al-Qaeda and other terror organizations were interested in creating
a media circus and not in helping the people of Gaza. There is no shortage of
aid to Gaza. I don't remember any of these activists issuing a single statement
regarding ten thousand Palestinian rockets launched from Gaza against Israeli
civilians over the past four years or speaking out about Gilad Shalit, the
Israeli soldier kidnapped by Hamas four years ago and held without access to any
humanitarian organization. They are not pro-peace, they are pro-terrorists. I
regret the loss of life caused by armed activists who fired upon Israeli
soldiers and attempted to lynch them. The cause of peace will not be helped by
armed activists disguised as supporters of peace.