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Boats to Gaza a Violation of International Law

31 July 2018

The Boats to Gaza are a Violation of International Law, a Cynical Provocation and Public Relations Stunt Combined with Anti-Semitism

The flotilla to Gaza, which is in direct violation of international law, is a cynical publicity stunt designed to divert the attention from the fact that Hamas, with its brutal ruling of Gaza since 2007, invested in terror instead of the welfare of its people. The naval blockade is legal and in accordance with international law (in contradiction to MP Marama Davidson’s Facebook post).


By imposing the legal naval blockade, Israel is exercising its right to self-defense by aiming to prevent the illegal smuggling of arms to Hamas, a world-recognized terror organization (including by New Zealand) that is sworn to Israel’s destruction and had turned Gaza into a terror center.


Make no mistake, Hamas attacks Israeli civilians on a regular basis and the flotilla to Gaza will not promote peace or assist the Palestinian people – it will only inflame the situation in the region. In fact, humanitarian aid is already provided to Gaza through Israel in vast quantities making the boats unnecessary.

This cynical public relations stunt, endorsed by extremist groups such as Kia Ora Gaza, is first and foremost motivated by hatred and anti-Semitism and does not contribute to the promotion of a possible constructive engagement between the parties.

ENDS

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