Terror supporter Yvonne Ridley writes of the Ship of Fools entry into Gaza.
Well, you would have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to know that I am writing to you today from Gaza.
Or none of the above. After all, this whole production did not exactly garner a huge deal of attention. At least not as much as the terror enablers would have liked, thanks to Israel’s smart gambit.
But you would have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to know that Yvonne Ridley is a terror supporter.
I really was too overwhelmed yesterday to put pen to paper after the magnificent welcome I and my fellow peace activists from SS Liberty and SS Free Gaza received as we entered the port of Gaza … the first ships to sail in since 1967.
Yeah, a truly magnificent welcome.
But I really want to make one thing very clear to you here and now.
Israel did not give us permission to enter Gaza – the reality is they could NOT STOP us even if they tried.
JUST BECAUSE YOU TYPE SOMETHING IN UPPER CASE, DOES NOT MAKE IT ANY TRUER.
But thanks for admitting that Israel did not even try to stop you, even though you are now going to claim the exact opposite.
And I am sure you would be swimming with the fishes by now if Israel wanted it.
And believe me some of the tactics to scupper our historic voyage were unbelievable.
Believe you? Umm, that is not going to happen.
Some of us, our family and friends have received death threats by telephone, text and emails while the whole Free Gaza Movement was targetted by Zionists lawyers who tried to sink our mission beofre it even began.
We were accused of being a front for a Hamas operarted gun-running venture and even iran was accused of being party by supplying weapons.
Really? It sounds so implausible that a group of anti-Israel people who have no problem with Hamas – including at least some who openly support terror – would be working with Hamas and their backers in Iran, a country that shares your aims.
Then Israel Foreign Minister Zvipi Livni made a snide comment a few days ago saying she hoped we could all swim while the Naval Commander announced he was running military exercises off the coast of Gaza and had thrown a 35-mile wide exclusion zone around.
It’s Tzipi, not Zvipi. But in any event, who said she didn’t have a sense of humor?
It was psychological warfare but the Zionist scare tactics failed and driven by nothing more than people power and a couple of seaworthy engines the SS Free Gaza and the SS Liberty sailed into a tumultus welcome in Gaza.
You mean tumultuous, right? (I am having a hard time believing you are even an author, given your inability to spell).
It was one of those defining moments in history – a bit like the first brick of the Berlin Wall being dislodged by ordinary citizens sick of the injustices imposed in a world run by political bullies.
Yes. That is why your arrival was reported on the front page of every mainstream media outlet website and newspaper.
All I could hear ringing in my ears was “Free, Free, Free Gaza and Allahu Akbar.”
The emotion was unbelievable and the joy swept us all along on the crest of a gigantic Palestinian wave of delight and disbelief.
I get it..a wave of delight and disbelief. Fits in well with the water imagery.
You still can’t spell, though.
We have now smashed the medieval siege imposed by Israel but we will not stop.
Some siege. Israel is constantly allowing aid into Gaza, and Gazans to enter Israel for medical treatment. Not to mention Qassams.
Now we need to tear down the checkpoint and crossing at Rafah where so much humanitarian aid has arrived only to be refused entry.
You mean the checkpoint that helps prevent suicide bombers from entering Israel?
Oops, I forgot. You see them as sh*theads Shaheeds.
The Egyptian Government should hang its head in shame that a bunch of largely white, non-Muslim westerners smashed the brutal siege by sea to reach the Palestinians and now they must do the same.
There were a few weasel words from Abu Mazen on the day we arrived … why did the Palestinian leader take so long to send us a goodwill message? Was he waiting for the greenlight by his political masters in washington and Tel Aviv? ‘Fraid it was too little too late from a man who is doing his best to ignore the people of Gaza … shame, shame, shame on you!
And as for the words of goodwill from the Arab League – back them up with hard cash to make this whole Free Gaza Movement permanent so we can open a ferry between Larnaca and Gaza which will run regularly.
Yeah, I saw you are in desperate need of cash. If only I could find my wallet..