Guardian quotes flotilla activist: Palestinians have been resisting occupation for “60 years”

A Guardian report, by Conal Urquhart and Jack Shenker (Activists plan to break Gaza with aid flotilla is sunk, July 6) on the continuing failure of pro-Hamas flotillas to launch their publicity stunt quoted Alejandro Fierro, an activist on the Spanish ship ever so subtly named Guernica, which is docked in Crete, telling al-Jazeera:

“We’ve learned patience from the Palestinian people who have been resisting Israeli occupation for 60 years, so we can wait.”

That such activists see all of Israel (even within 1949 borders) as Israeli “occupied” Palestinian territory, and not merely the land captured during the Six Day War (from Jordan and Egypt), is not surprising.

But, as with the video of Adam Shapiro, in Israelinurse’s last post, acknowledging the true malicious intent of the flotilla farce, it’s always refreshing when their absurd facade of “peaceful activism” – which the Guardian continues to prop up – is exposed. 

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