The ship carrying Mr. Neish was more political than humanitarian

I attended the presentation given by Kevin Neish last month at the Mir Centre for Peace.

I attended the presentation given by Kevin Neish last month at the Mir Centre for Peace.

The ship Mr. Neish was on was an IHH terrorist ship and not an NGO ship. Mr. Neish admitted the confrontation with the Israeli commandos was mostly political and a little humanitarian.

Israeli authorities had for two days been in contact with the flotilla. The orders were simple — come through Ashdad, be checked for weapons, etc., and Israel would even transport the aid to Gaza.

This was not the intent of the IHH ship. It was there for propaganda and to make Israel look like the villain.

Some other things to note. Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Zuheir Mohsen has been quoted as saying: “The Palestinian people do not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means of continue our struggle against the State of Israel for our Arab unity.”

The Palestinians themselves admit that the whole idea of a Palestinian nation is a lie.

Even the Koran says: “Pharaoh sought to scare the Israelites out of the land of Israel but Allah drowned Pharaoh together with all who were with him. And then Allah said to the Israelities: Dwell you Israelites in the land of Israel and when the promise of the hereafter comes to be fulfilled, Allah shall assemble the Israelites together in the land of Israel.”

If any nation tried to invade Canada or the United States we would be in warfare overnight. Israel gave part of their land to the Arabs in Gaza; the Arabs responded by lobbying thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians.

In the same situation, what would you do?


Val Leiding


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