If you want to know why some of us have difficulty taking seriously the chorus blaming Israel for conditions in Gaza, look no further.
Today, Israel attempted to transfer the aid that was onboard the flotilla, supplies that we were led to believe were intended to alleviate suffering of Palestinians in Gaza.
Yet now the Jerusalem Post reports that, “Hamas refused on Wednesday to allow the aid equipment that was captured by the IDF aboard the flotilla ships earlier this week to enter the Gaza Strip.” Hamas is calling the Israeli aid transfer “deception,” and claiming that batteries were removed from wheelchairs. Ynet has additional details.
And remember, the Palestinians democratically-elected Hamas.
More evidence, if any were needed, that the flotilla was not a humanitarian mission to deliver aid to suffering Palestinians, but a carefully coordinated stunt to make Israel look bad.