Netanyahu Letter to Gaza Flotilla
June 29, 2015
It seems you got lost. Perhaps you meant to sail to a place not far from
here – Syria. There the Assad regime slaughters his people every day with the
support of the murderous Iranian regime.
Despite that, here in Israel we are dealing with a situation where terror
organizations, such as Hamas, are attempting to harm innocent civilians. Against
attempts like these we are defending the citizens of Israel in accordance with
Despite that, Israel assists with the transport of humanitarian supplies
to Gaza – 800 truckloads a day, more than 1.6 million tons of supplies this
past year. The equivalent of 1 ton per resident of Gaza.
By the way, the volume of equipment that has been sent from Israel to Gaza
is more than 500,000 times larger than the your boats that you are arriving on.
Israel assists in hundreds of humanitarian projects via international
organization including the establishment of medical clinics and hospitals.
But we are not willing to allow in weapons to the terrorist organizations
in Gaza, as they have tried to do in the past, by sea.
Just a year ago, we stopped an attempt to bring in hundreds of weapons by
sea, that were meant to harm innocent civilians.
There’s no closure on Gaza, and you are welcome to to transport, via
Israel, any humanitarian supplies.
The sea blockade is in accordance with international law, and has received
backing from the UN Secretary General.
If human rights were truly important to you, you wouldn’t be sailing in
solidarity with a terror regime that executes, without trial, residents of Gaza,
and uses the children of Gaza as human shields.
If you were to come to Israel you would be able to be impressed by the
only democracy in the Middle East that is concerned with equality for all its
citizens, and freedom of religion for all faiths. A state that operates in
accordance with international law in order to provide its residents a secure
life and its children to grow up in peace and serenity.