Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Middle East reaction to Israel

MEMRI is an excellent organization that monitors Middle Eastern communications. Here are some articles coming from out of the Middle East regarding the Turkish flotilla that tried to run the Israeli blockade. They demonstrate that this was not about humanitarian aid at all. Click on the links below to read the the entire article.

Flotilla Participant's Son: 'Since He Was Little, My Father Hoped To Become a Martyr For The Sake of Allah'

The son of Kuwaiti activist and attorney Mubarak Al-Mutawa said: "Since he was little, my father hoped to become a martyr for the sake of Allah."

Al-Mutawa's wife related that on the day of his departure, her husband had gathered their children together to tell them about martyrdom and jihad, and that he bade them farewell by saying: "If I am martyred during my voyage, do not be sad. I will be in Paradise, because I am going to wage jihad for the sake of Allah."

Syrian Presidential Advisor: Now Is Opportunity To Remove Gaza Siege

In an interview with Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV, Buthayna Sha'ban, advisor to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, called for sending more ships to Gaza until the siege is removed.

Hamas: Arab And Islamic Regimes Must Imitate Turkey

Following a speech by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he attacked Israel for the Gaza flotilla events, Hamas called on the Arab and Islamic regimes to overcome their helplessness and fear of the [Israeli] enemy and to imitate Turkey in its bold positions towards Israel and in its support for the Palestinians and for removing the siege on Gaza.

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