The MV Rachel Corrie is expected to approach Gaza sometime tomorrow. The world holds its breath as the spirit of Rachel Corrie returns to Palestine.


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  1. Charity begins at home. I pray that the same charity work is done to the poor and marginalised Malaysians. There are many unfortunate people in the country who need help – food, clothing, medicine, schooling, scholarships, loans, housing, jobs, love and care. The rich Arab countries are not helping the Gazans out of hate for Hamas. They are helping their own people who need help. THE Iranians are doing their bid – but more on the arm supply aspect to set up a syiah base there. Egypt and other Arab countries fread this. They are tacitly supporting the Gaza blockade. Not many people are aware of this. It’s not Israel alone doing this, but with the support of Sunni Arab countries. It’s a tussle between Syaih and Sunni – this is the bigger picture not many people know. The Sunni are not happy if power base goes to the Syiah. The Syiah wants to dominate the politics of the Arab countries. This is dreadful. Malaysians should instead do charity at home. Help the needy in the country first before we go for publicity internationally – telling the world that we are so concerned with the plight of foreigners. We saw nothing much when the Tamils in Sri Lanka were suffering and displaced. Why the great concern for Gazans then? This is all politics -both the government and the oppositon are trying to gain mileage out of this. Those demosntrating don’t understand what’s going on. Come on Malaysians – change your mindset.

  2. I’m all conflicted, now that I’ve read Matthias Chang was on the Rachel Corrie:

    http://www.freegaza.org/el/home/press-releases/1210-israeli-military-forcibly-stops-aid-boat-to-gaza-again

    It was bad enough when I found out who had sponsored the boat, but now… I realise if you’re a human rights protester, you’re unlikely to have the kind of incomes that are so readily available to the human rights abusers, but surely there’s a limit to how low one should have to stoop? Who will the next boat be sponsored by – Kim jong-Il and Thaksin Shinawatra? To be followed shortly by a submarine with aid-laden torpedoes from Mugabe and Kim jong-Il?

  3. Whichever ship that comes into Israel water must be inspected by the Israeli authority. This is international practice. If the ship carries medicine, food and clothings for the people it should get the nod from the Israeli authority. Just follow the norm. If there are other ‘unwanted elements’ in the ship, those elements have to be weeded out. Those on the ship should concede to Israeli inspection. What is there to hide if you are honestly doing a charity work? It’s when you don’t concede, the Isrealis will suspect that there is more than aids in the ship. Egypt and other Arab countries surrounding Gaza are equally unhappy there as arms are smuggled into the hands of Hamas under the pretext of humanitarian aids. They are on the side of Israel. This has happened before – many times. Israel has all the right to inspect any ship that approaches its water and plans to provide “assistance” to the Gaza people. The solution to peace in this region is to have 2 states – Israeli State and Palestinian State. Live and let live. Hamas should stop pumping rockets into Israeli areas. Let’s be rational when it comes to the Palaestinian issue. Many of those who are shouting against the Israelis do not really understand the situation facing the people of Israel and the Palestinians.

  4. One of the most ominous aspects of the Charter however, is this Hadith:

    Moreover, if the links have been distant from each other and if obstacles, placed by those who are the lackeys of Zionism in the way of the fighters obstructed the continuation of the struggle, the Islamic Resistance Movement aspires to the realisation of Allah’s promise, no matter how long that should take. The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said:

    “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.” (related by al-Bukhari and Muslim).

    The implication is clear: Allah promised that the Jews will be murdered, and the Hamas “aspires to the realisation of Allah’s promise, no matter how long that should take.”

  5. The principles of the Hamas are stated in their Covenant or Charter, given in full below. Following are highlights.

    “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).

    “The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Muslim generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. ”

    “There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.”

  6. These are fanatics & racists who are not thinking right. Israel is responsible for the security of Gaza & the West Bank. They are not going to let anyone just march into Gaza. There’s such a thing as Immigration controls & customs checks. Mahathir should have his coconut examined for possible mental illness. Anwar is just trying to use the crowd at the Kampung Baru mosque for Fri prayers to play the big hero especially in view of his ongoing sodomy trial. At the National Mosque only 200 people including probably about 100 curious onlookers joined Khairy J. Where were the others? The event at the Tabung Haji was also a …

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict no longer exists. Israel has already accepted the idea of a two-state solution. What exists today is a Palestinian-Palestinian conflict between Hamas in Gaza & Fatah in the West Bank. The Gaza aid convoy organisers were trying to mask this fact & instead pit the Palestinians against Israel to provoke them into renewed bloodshed.

  7. i do hope the many Twitter heroes heed the lesson of the boy who cried wolf.

    Hours ago they were sending out “OFFICIAL” “Rachel Corrie boarded by isrealis” “No casulties, thank God!” nessages.

    When in truth the Isreali navy was only tailing the ship and jamming communications.

    Confirm facts first lah. Rumours spewed out as OFFICIAL news is not doing any good to anyone.

    Many twitter users have been tagged as having zero credibility, and they brought it upon thmeselves.

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