It’s true that a lot of Muslim nations hate Israel but rarely have Israel’s actions compelled several important countries which it maintains good relations with to speak against it. But recently, its foreign and military policies are increasingly unacceptable, appalling, immature and short-sighted.
Less than a decade ago, a twenty three-year-old Rachel Corrie, from Olympia, Washington went to Gaza for peace activism reasons but she was killed on March 16, 2003 by the Israeli military using a Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer, a vehicle especially built to demolish houses. (3 decades ago, her father used to drive the same bulldozers in Vietnam for the US army). But the Israeli military said it bears no responsibility for Corrie’s death by claiming that they had not seen her and had not intentionally run her over. The Israeli military even has a nerve to accuse Corrie’s action as ‘illegal, irresponsible and dangerous’. Due this incident and mostly because she was an American, her death attracted the kind of attention to the world especially in the US that the deaths of Palestinians fail to garner.
Another example of Israel attempt to shoot itself in the foot is the assassination of Hamas leader, Mahmoud al Mabhouh in Dubai carried out by the Israeli secret service, MOSSAD. In this incident, Dubai police was reported saying that at least 11 suspects in the January 19 killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh used altered British, Irish, French and German passports. As a result, the involved countries were angry that their passports were forged by these secret agents. Australia for example had moved to expel an Israeli diplomat after investigators concluded that Israel was responsible for forging 4 Australian passports that were used in the killing of a Hamas in Dubai and they said this was not the first time Israel had forged Australian travel documents. Moreover, Britain was also reported to have expelled Israeli diplomat after 12 fake British passports were linked to the assassination.
Furthermore, the recent attack on an aid convoy to Gaza by Israeli commandos looks to worsen those relationships even further. The flotilla was accused by Israel to carry sharp objects which I may say the most ridiculous and childish excuse I ever heard. The reality is shown in the pictures below.
where is the sharp object?
toys for the children
And the most disgusting news is that the Israel’s Defense Minister, Ehud Barak is putting the blame of the deaths of Gaza Flotilla on the organizers and the sponsors of the aid flotilla and accused them for being violent. (OK, define ‘violent’ because my definition of violent is completely the opposite of yours.)
p/s: The boycotting few Israel products won’t work. I am a bit skeptical about that. (after all, it’s not really a product of Israel). But letting the world know about the cruel and inhumane Israel, that will help the most and I may say a million thanks to Israel for its immature actions that had made everything easy for the world to see its true color.