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The Marianne boat, carrying humanitarian aid such, as a single and useless solar panel.

The first of three or four boats trying to break Israel’s anti-terror maritime embargo on Gaza left the Greek island of Crete Friday morning and is scheduled to dock in Gaza on Sunday or morning.

Israel has said that the boats will not reach Gaza under any circumstances.

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The Israeli Navy will stop the flotilla, as it has done in the past, but activists say that since the Marianne of Gothenburg boat flies the Swedish flag, Israel could be accused of a war crime

“War crime” is the buzz words these days, usually referring to any action by Israel that does not further the aims of the Palestinian Authority, which yesterday said it is bringing  to the International Criminal Court (ICC) charges that building homes for Jews and a highway in Jerusalem are war crimes.

Pro-Hamas activists have learned their lessons from previous publicity stunts and are keeping mum on the boats’ location, a rather childish act since the IDF has enough surveillance equipment to know exactly where they are without any help from the flotilla’s public relations staff.

The departure date of the flotilla had been delayed. Activists claim that Israeli agents sabotaged at least one of the boats, but others say that inclement weather forced the activists to postpone their trip.

As usual, the activists are trying to attract as much attentions as possible and have brought an Israeli Arab Knesset Member with them. MK Basel Ghattas and a former Tunisian president are among the 70 people on board the lead ship.

Organizers of the flotillas have assured Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that they are not bringing any weapons with them. In 2010, Turkish-based terrorists used iron bars and two pistols to challenge Israeli Navy officers who boarded the Mavi Mamara ship. Ten of the terrorists were killed in the clash.

“If there is some kind of violent confrontation, it won’t come from our side,” a left-wing Israeli activist said.

The Marianne is carrying one solar panel and medical supplies, all of which can easily reach Gaza by land from Israel. A single solar panel is absolutely useless, except as propaganda to “con the world,” as seen in the video below.

Lost in the hype and reports by establishment media that are hungry for anti-Israel news is the fact the solar panels and medical supplies cannot enter Gaza so freely from Egypt, which has blocked passage several times, including this past month.

The last word in the new flotilla stunt already has been written: The IDF will stop the boats before they can get too close to Gaza, the Foreign Ministry told The JewishPress.com.

If the passengers indeed are unarmed, the whole scene will be a circus for the media.

The IDF will warn the captain of the boats not to proceed. He will refuse, forcing the Navy to surround the ships.

The Navy officers will try to find a way to take over the wheel if the captain does not cooperate.

Everyone will arrive in the port of Ashdod, and the passengers will call the soldiers “war criminals” and perhaps will sit down in a circle and clasp hands, singing “We shall overcome” as four soldiers haul each passenger off the boat.

The news photographers will love it, and perhaps Gaza terrorists will celebrate by launching a rocket or two at Israel.

If they are lucky, the missiles won’t fall short and explode on a house in Gaza, in which case Israel would be accused of committing a war crime because the “occupation made them do it.”

Below is the video “We Con the World,” produce by the Latma satirical group after the Mavi Mamaras clash five years ago.

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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.

149 COMMENTS

  1. Islam encourages new converts and large minorities of Muslims living in free societies to become a fifth column from within and to betray and terrorize the democratic societies in which they are guests and live. We see this in Garland, Essen, Paris, Sydney, Ottawa, Buenos Aires, India, Belgium, London and so many other places. And all in the hope of converting us the infidels of the world to follow the criminal teachings of Muhammad as if discrimination, rape, enslavement, beheadings, burning people alive, massacres and killings widely practiced by Muhamed and well explained in the Quran and Hadith were good values to live by. And even these atrocities attract many thousands of Muslims
    from around the world
    to join the terror groups of ISIS, Boko Haram, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and the others.

  2. Maybe the flotilla is actually coming to Gaza to pick up the invented Palestinians and take them back to their countries of origin: Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, etc. Israel better checks the real intent of these terrorists. It would be a pity not to allowed them to have their right to return to their ancestral homes and join their brethren there.

  3. MK Zobi is such an active soul. She would like to join the terror Flotilla going to Gaza; then she would like to join the terror group ISIS. Who knows what venture is she into next.
    Greetings to MK Zobi and all Muslims joining all the new groups and ventures.
    ISIS has become the most popular Islamic group to join in the world today. It is so popular in the Muslim world that soon it may have 1.6 billion members.

  4. Summer camp session 1 has started. If there is a confrontation with the Israeli navy, that’s a bonus. Hopefully they’ll received scratches and bruises, so they can proudly show them again and again on CNN and Al Jazeira. Oh what stories they’ll be telling their children and grandchildren.

  5. ’em with their threats ! What war crime imbeciles ? Israel has the right to decide whom it grants access into their territorial waters and ports and the International Maritme Law gives them that right. You call the ICC see if anyone in Israel loses any sleep over it.

  6. Well Israel has more than enough evidence to file war crimes against their enemies and these stupid Muslims are trying to Blackmail and threaten Israel into silence .The Flotilla needs to be torpedoed and blown out of the water .

  7. It is not happening to bring medical supplies and antibiotics. There would be other ways to accomplish this. For example, Gazans could stop bombing Israeli civilians.It is simply a show of power and a put down of the country of Israel.

  8. I FEEL THEY SHOULD INTERCEPT IT. IF ANY ARMS ARE ON BOARD TAKE THEM OFF. ALLOW HUMANTIARIAN AID THOUGHT THROUGH, I FEEL KEEP GOOD KARMA. IF GAZA HAD A SECULAR GOVERNLMENT THAT AGREED THAT ALL RELGIONS CO EXIST THERE COULD BE PEACE IN THAT AREA.

  9. Who cares what they warn, like the State of Israel is going to heed a warning from this group of nothings,when Israel has been warned about so many things by much more serious enemy’s and ignored them! Just intercept them,do what has to be done kick them on there way.

  10. Why bother with a Flotilla, the supporters of Gaza can bring supplies by land through the Egyptian Rafah border crossing in southern Gaza, there is no Israeli Blockade because Gaza has a border crossing with Egypt and people and goods go freely between Gaza and Egypt at anytime ???…

  11. I don’t know if you’ve heard about all the disasters that struck the U.S. in the past when it’s government made decisions that would harm Israel ? On the internet there are rumors for a while now that an asteroid or comet is going to plunge into the ocean near Puerto Rico, the consequence would be disastrous for the U.S.. Would that be God’s punishment to this American Nation or this administration that hasn’t been a very good friend to Israel lately ? It really seems that Israel is protected by a higher force or at least it’s enemies are punished by one.

  12. It was on a USN spy ship while monitoring the Arab/Israeli conflict in 1967 and reparations of $11 million were made to the families of those that lost their lives and reimbursed the US for the loss of the ship. Too bad Bob Cook didn’t point out that the ship was where it shouldn’t have been and Israel readily admitted the error. The then IAF had little technology as today does. Friendly fire still happens today as it was then. No one has a right to trespass into territorial waters of a sovereign country. Even pro Arab ‘activists’. Wonder how many HAMAS fighters are aboard? They are trying to provoke a response for propaganda. They should get whats coming to them.

  13. I agree Steve sadly “friendly fire”happens now and then,and I really hope the Israeli Navy will stop these provocateurs by any means possible even force. These -for-brains-pot-smoking-sandal wearing-goat ing morons haven’t learned from the last disaster.

  14. sadly, we can’t even blame him…he has been brainwashed from the day he was born. child soldiers who are taught to hate from their day of birth…beyond disgusting. no people on earth have ever won the war of public opinion using these tactics. definition of stupid…doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

  15. The two sources that disaster will strike the U.S. next september according to video’s about them on you tube are Rabbi Jonathan Cahn ( The Harbinger ) and prophet Efrain Rodriguez. I’m not saying that it will happen just that these messages keep popping up for months now.

  16. Mahmoud Hazem “the Muslim”is talking about Malicious Dark Hatred ??? Has he been living under a rock the last ten years or so ? Islam is spreading malicious dark hatred left and right and the followers of this Satanic evil religion are behaving like animals, worse i would say animals only kill for food or protection, these inbred savages kill for pure sadistic pleasure. Of course his Taqqiyah explanation is that this behaviour isn’t allowed by islam. WE DON’T BELIEVE YOU AND THOSE LIKE YOU ANYMORE. We have woken up in the west, no matter what the politicians leading our countries at the moment are trying to tell us. Their time to keep fooling us is ending the new generation of politicians are standing in the wings ready to lead us to victory.

  17. …In what way and sense ”war crime..”
    a] is there a war a the pressent moment..?
    b] as a israeli citizen, how can they mention a ”war crime” against your own country?..
    c]..this sounds like being a traitor, betrayer…
    d] ..doesn’t understand the current situation.?…

  18. Yes indeed Lord help us fact is look it up that whenever an American president made decisions that harmed Israel the “lord” made a disaster ( financial or natural ) happen to the U.S. now and than a Jewish online site places the list on the internet just wait until the next time and you can read it yourself, and about that comet let’s hope it’s just a returning dream of that prophet Rodriguez otherwise the U.S. is doomed.

  19. The list was from Jews News if i’m not mistaken and it matches bad decision from any American government concerning Israel against natural or financial disaster time after time not just once or twice but about eleven/ twelve times that is NOT a coincidence to me.

  20. Correction there is a video on Jewtube.tv about those disasters that struck everytime Israel was put under pressure by the U.S. the video is titled “Disastrous Links- To the mistreatment of Israel. Watch it yourselves for those who have any doubt that Israel is being protected by a higher Force that punishes Israels enemies. The U.S. under this worthless “””president”””is forwarned. Will he listen this time or not ?

  21. Don't let the news media anywhere near any of the captured terrorist-supporters. Life in mprison, without parole, should be their punishment. And of course, sink their ships. If any of these anti-Semitic, terroirst passengers are killed…TOUGH!

  22. אנא שתפו .השיתוף שלכם מאוד חשוב להסברה הישראלית!
    We encountered a petition against the water and electricity that are transferred to the Gaza Strip .
    It was signed by over 140,000 israeli citizens.
    This means that our demands can be met. It is Obvious that you have to change the perception among the people or it will not yield the desired results.
    The Oslo Accords has been null and void for years and we all know the reason.
    Israeli citizens have the power to stop these trucks that are potentially explosive weapons .
    The topic of our protest is very sensitive because it affects us all, our children and our soldiers. And also because it is about Israel’s deterrence power and the preservation of its identity .
    For decades now, Israel buried its head in the sand, and now the tunnels of terror are being built again.
    We, the people of Israel, must stand up and call out loud:
    No more forfeiting the lives soldiers and civilians ! No more destruction of the Jewish people !
    No more indifference by government ! Our only strength is in unity !

    If you agree with the content of the post, please Sign the petition and share .
    You can type additional names in the petition if they do not have Internet access, and you know they are interested in signing.
    The petition advocates:

    *To declare that any tunnel which crosses the border to Israeli land, hurts the soverignity of the state of Israel, and will be considered as act of war with all it implies.

    * The destruction of the tunnels of terror in all areas of Israel

    * Deployment of detection systems in all our borders.

    * Stopping the supply of cement and construction materials, which is being used for Hammas to build he’s tunnels, into Gaza.

    * Starting right away building an underground obstacle, which will prevent terrorists crossing the border throughout all the borders.

    * Establishing a tech unit, which will work on development of locating methods, digging and destructing attack tunnels, in order to give answer to future threats.
    Please share !
    To the petition -In hebrew:
    http://www.atzuma.co.il/minhara

    To the protest page- https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=266657246861729

  23. Bomb the vessel the moment it arrives into ISRAELI territories. Those sub-humans lives are not worth anything if they don’t respect ISRAEL’S territorial Laws. Be not afraid of the Por-Arab activists threats. BOMB THEM, JUST DO IT!!! JUST BOMB THEM ISRAELI NAVY out into obvlion.

  24. Egypt has banned Hamas from operating inside Egypt, accused the group of aiding Egyptian terrorists, accused it of espionage, and tried many of its members in absentia. As Egypt’s counter-revolution gathered steam, Hamas was even blamed for a jailbreak during the 2011 Egyptian uprising.

  25. Egypt’s pliant media have provided rhetorical backing to the government’s war on the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas – and parts are doing something similar with Gaza. The country’s media are usually sympathetic to Gazans, but this time several columnists and presenters have appeared far more hostile. Some journalists have even denied any distinction between Gaza and Hamas. As Israel began its ground invasion earlier this month, Adel Naaman, a columnist for al-Watan, a private Egyptian newspaper, wrote: “I’m sorry people of Gaza: I’m not going to sympathise with you until you get rid of Hamas’s gang.”

  26. Earlier today, security forces sealed the area surrounding the al-Arish Police Station in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, due to concerns of a terror tunnel beneath the building. An excavation is currently underway to determine the source of the underground infrastructure. While violence in the northern Sinai has become a daily occurrence following the rise of ISIS in the area, today's findings indicate a notable increase in the group's operational capacity and sophistication of attacks. Experts fear the newly employed tactic could also be used in other parts of Sinai as ISIS attempts to destabilize security forces in the region.

  27. OBAMAS PAYING EMPLOYERS 5,000 A POP TO HIRE ILLEGALS OUR OWN MONEY WHICH MEANS IF 3 AMERICANS AND 1 SPIC GO FOR A JOB THE ILLEGAL SPIC WILL GET HIRED NOT THE 3 AMERICANS..SO WE NEED TO GET OUR MONEY BACK AND ZERO OUT THE STATE AND FEDRALS FUNDS WHEN 27 % OF THE POPULATION RULES A COUNTRY THEN ITS UP TO US AS THE WORKING CLASS TO SHUT DOWN THE MONEY FLOW SO INSREAD OF ZERO WITH A INCOME TAX RETURN THE NEXT YEAR LETS TAKE 50 PERSON EACH WEEK IF YOU HAVE 4 PEOPLE TO CLAIM AND A HOUSE THEN TAKE 5 TAKE 1 MORE THEN YOU HAVE IF YOU HAVE 3 TAKE 4 STOP GIVING RACE HATERS …OUT OF CONTROL SENATORS CONGRESS MEN OUR MONEY TO SPEND ON ILLEGALS IRAN CASTRO OR MOOOCHELLAS 44 MILLON DOLLAR VACTIONS LET STOP THIS BY NOT GIVING THE ASS HOLES NO MORE MONEY TO SPEND ZERO OOBAMA KEEP YOUR OWN MONEY GET 100 DOLLAR EXTRA A WEEK AND STOP THE 27 % DEPRAVED PERVETRED DISGUSTING OUTRAGEOUS ASS HOLE ONCE AND FOR ALL NO MORE MONEY TO A CRZY DRUGGED OUT ALCHOLIC OR GUNS TO THEIR HEADS POLITICAN AND THE LOONEY TUNE OBAMA AND MOOOCHELLA AND A 250,000 DOLLAR PIZZA PARTY FOR THE OBAMAS KIDS….CLAIM EVERY PERSON PLUS 2 KEEP YOUR OWN MONEY …

  28. Benjamin Netanyahu pledge to do everything in your power to prevent giving away even one inch of Great Israel soil to the palestines. Praise Netanyahu and Praise the Lord. The world can rest with peace of mind. No nuclear agreement with Iran to end the planet with nuclear bombs. Crush all the palestines take all the necessary actions to execute ISIS come on MOSSAD. Great Israel is of JEWS never ever of idiots palestines and kick all the ISIS from our ISRAEL with Immediate effect. Wake up world! Do NOT mess with Israel, the Jewish people AND GOD!!!

  29. 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 They’re Just as Rediculous as the BDS in Britain. All trying to still boycott Israeli goods ,, There was a “HUGE CROWD of 7 Activists Yelling their Asses off, outside Sainsbury’s ,, Pathetic,,,,
    SINK THAT BITCH,,,,, Marianne of course. 😉 😉

  30. If you are not trasporting arms go to a warf and unload your goods. The Israeli people will truck it in. They will let some of the people go with them to verify that the goods was delivered. Otherwise shot it out of the water. They are obivously carrying arms and amunition for Gasa.

  31. Isn't it time that Israel got serious about this leftist support for the Hamas terrorist organisation.

    It's time to prosecute and jail the flotilla participants with "providing support to a terrorist organisation" because that's what they are doing. The boats should be impounded and the owner fined heavily after their prosecution and jail term.

    A nice 5 year jail term with their Hamas terrorist friends (which is short for supporting terrorists) should complete their education.

    I think a bit of hard labour jail time would see these leftist morons melt away.

  32. When Israel hauls them off the ships, the press must be barred from the area. Each one must be jailed until a hefty fine is paid for their release, to cover Israel's cost of the operation. The ships must of course be impounded. Will Bibi have the guts .

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