What state would be allowed to kidnap 700 citizens from multiple countries ON INTERNATIONAL WATERS and NOT be called a terrorist state?They have not allowed access to the activists and the numbers keep changing I hope the flotilla organizers have a registered list of who was on board because I am beginning to think that a couple of these activists will not be returning home and be permanently "missing in action."
Side note: when you board a ship (that doesn't belong to you) in the early hours of the morning, armed to the teeth, on international waters hardly anything you do after that can be called self defense.But anyway in my furor I forwarded two images that I have since deleted as I no longer see them as appropriate. It was the israeli flag used on a pirate ship and the other one was a ship breaking through the star of David symbolizing the flotilla breaking through the ILLEGAL blockade of Gaza. The reason why I don't see them as appropriate is that even though they are indeed associated with the israeli flag it contains a religious symbol that most if not all of Judaism accepts as its own not just israel. While I may be upset with israel and its policies I have no beef with Judaism, the people who follow it nor do I intend on disrespecting them. Remember Norman Finkelstein he is Jewish standing up for the Palestinians, why should his faith be disrespected just because we are angry with a state? The same can be said about Saudi Arabia and its flag, It may represent Saudi but it is also contains the kalimat accepted by ALL Muslims. I would be very upset if it is used to mock or offend Muslims. Get the drift?
Anyway keep the hostages in your prayers and keep writing to your representatives to DO something about this illegal action by israel. You have the luxury of the internet and communications, they do not.
PS. I still can't believe they ABDUCTED people while in international waters and taken them to their country. Anyone else wondering if they are in twilight zone?