So how much aid was the Maori TV crew delivering to Gaza?

Look at us, we tricked the world and got a free cruise on the Med as well!

Look at us, we tricked the world and got a free cruise on the Med as well!

We were all told by Maori Television that their journalist was part of the Kia Ora Gaza flotilla and they were delivering “aid” to Gaza.

We were also told by the media, acting as useful mouthpieces for Kia Ora Gaza that the aid that was being delivered were “medical equipment and solar panels“.

Marianne?s cargo includes donated medical equipment and solar panels: ?The sun cannot be blockaded.?

Sounds admirable doesn’t it?

Well…uhmm..no…it was a lie.

The Washington Post explains:

Pro-Palestinian activists aboard a Swedish vessel tried and failed to punch through Israel?s maritime blockade of Gaza this week. Israeli commandos boarded the vessel, searched the ship and brought it to an Israeli port.

The Israeli military called the operation ?uneventful.? According to a report, Israel?s Channel 2, one of the activists was zapped with a taser. The foreign activists were detained and are being deported.

In the scope of Middle East confrontations, it was a minor, though publicized, affair.

Afterwards, Israel?s defense minister Moshe Yaalon said, ?there was no aid on board? the activist ship. ??

Not necessarily so — but pretty close. We checked. You decide.

Members of the Gaza flotilla organization — which sent four boats, three of which turned around before arriving in the vicinity of Israel — have repeatedly said the vessel that was stopped, Marianne, was carrying humanitarian aid for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Asked to provide some evidence of the humanitarian aid, Ann Ighe, a member of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition sent this photograph:

Local Input~ A solar panel and nebulizer aboard the vessel Marianne. Members of the Gaza flotilla organization have repeatedly said the vessel Marianne was carrying humanitarian aid for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Illustrates GAZA (category i), by William Booth (c) 2015, The Washington Post. Moved Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (MUST CREDIT: Freedom Flotilla Coalition.)

A solar panel and nebuliser aboard the vessel Marianne. Members of the Gaza flotilla organisation have repeatedly said the vessel Marianne was carrying humanitarian aid for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

The Gaza activitists said the larger cardboard box contains a solar panel, donated by a Swedish magazine, ETC, which also runs an ?environmentally-friendly electricity company.? The panel was bound for Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City.

Ighe said the Swedish Association of Midwives also donated a nebulizer, a machine used to inhale medicines, often used to calm asthma attacks. That is the small cardboard box.

?Last but not least,? Ighe said, ?the boat is cargo in herself, bound to be donated to a fishermen?s organization in Gaza.?

?We bring means of production, not means of destruction,? she added.

A single?solar panel and a single nebuliser…that’s it.

These lying toe-rags hoodwinked the gullible media with their cock and bull story of aid and that is all there was.

800 trucks a day go thru the border to Gaza…every single day, and these muppets took two small boxes and called that aid. No wonder Bogie Ya’alon scoffed about it.

This was nothing more than a shameless publicity stunt and one that was picked up by gullible media. Stick a couple of camera crews from various outlets on a boat, flip the bird at Israel…mention the words blockade, siege and aid…and voila manufactured made for television outrage…based on shameless lies and subterfuge.

What makes it all worse is our taxes paid for this subterfuge.

What are the chances of the mainstream media holding Kia Ora Gaza and the stupid Maori Television crew to account?

I’d say the chances of that are about the same as the chances of breaking the IDF blockade in crappy boats.

 

– Washington Post

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