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Surge in Activity as Israeli Troops Prep for More Gaza-bound Aid Ships
Action "Reminiscent of War Preparations"
by Jason Ditz, June 23, 2010
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With humanitarian aid ships from Lebanon poised to make attempts to deliver their aid to the Gaza Strip by this weekend, and Iranian aid ships looking to run the Israeli blockade some time after that, Israel is approaching the attempts to deliver cement and medicine with the same seriousness as it approaches its regular wars.
There is said to be a surge in activity “reminiscent of war prepa
Israel’s military is said to be preparing more “non-violent” (which presumably just means non-lethal) tactics for stopping the aid ships. While the US has stood behind Israel’s last attack and there appears to be no UN probe of the killings on the horizon, it riled a number of nations and drew renewed attention to Israel’s ongoing siege of Gaza. More killings would likely be a serious embarrassment for Israel, particularly if, as with the previous attack, the Israeli claims of “terrorists” on board don’t stand up to even casual scrutiny.
Originally posted by Sir Solomon
Well shoot. One minute I hear this shindig is canceled the next it isn't. I wish it would just resolve itself one way or the other soon, this yo-yo'ing is getting to me.
Felt good to say that. Now to get on topic.
If they are in Lebanon I'm sure they are already under Israeli eyes. Odd timing thought with the 4th of July weekend coming up. Maybe Iran is hoping to slip this aid in while the US is distracted in celebration. Unless they know something we don't.