Monday, May 31, 2010
Israeli forces ‘kill up to 19 people’ in raid on Gaza aid ship
Interesting to see how the numerous Israel-firsters in the US, British and Australian media try to spin this latest illegal act of barbarism from their favourite Middle Eastern country.
Will they:(a) completely ignore it (b) claim that the people on the aid ships were ‘supporting terrorism’, or (c)say that the Israeli forces were acting in ‘self-defence’?
Place your bets now.
Meanwhile, Stop the War have organised an emergency demonstration in London today to protest against Israel's action (there's also a demo organised in Scotland by the Scottish PSC- details here).
Stop the War write:
Approximately 700 civilians are on board the seven ships, of whom
28 are British citizens.
An emergency demonstration has been called for Monday 31 May,
2.00pm, at Downing Street, demanding that the British government
protest against Israel's violation of international law.
Well, I don’t think we should expect too much in the way of ‘protest’ from the current British government, while we have people like William Hague as Foreign Secretary.
But can you imagine Hague and co's response if Iran had violently stormed ships in international waters on which there were 28 British civilians?
UPDATE: You can read my comment piece on the Israeli action from today's Daily Mail here.
Meanwhile, around 40 British nationals are believed to have been detained by Israeli authorities. Once again, can you imagine the British government's response if Iran had done this?