Convoys and Flotillas

The Turkish IHH, which directed the flotilla led by the Mavi Marmara, continues at the forefront of an anti-Israeli hate and incitement campaign, adopting the maximalist Palestinian demands, calling for the annihilation of the "Zionist entity" and exploit

Issued on 30/12/2010 Type Article
The Turkish IHH, which played a key role in the last flotilla, continues at the forefront of an anti-Israeli hate and incitement campaign waged in Turkey and elsewhere. IHH spokesmen make extensive use of myth of the Mavi Marmara's "heroism" and have adopted the maximalist Palestinian demands, including the return of the Palestinians "to Jaffa, Tel Aviv and Haifa."
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The Asian convoy's activists reached Iran, where they were officially welcomed by Ahmadinejad and others.

Issued on 16/12/2010 Type Article
The Asian convoy's activists reached Iran, where they were officially welcomed by Ahmadinejad and others. The visit was exploited for a display of hatred against Israel and the West, and praise for Iran. Some Majlis members are expected to join the convoy. Apparently the Iranian regime supports it in other ways.
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"Valley of the Wolves: Palestine" is a Turkish movie portraying the Marmara affair as a premeditated IDF attack to kill innocent activists, slated for the end of January 2011.

Issued on 14/12/2010 Type Article
"Valley of the Wolves: Palestine" is a Turkish movie portraying the Marmara affair as a premeditated IDF attack to kill innocent activists, slated for the end of January 2011. Joining previous films and series, it is an example of the extensive use made in Turkey of the affair to defame Israel.
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IHH publications describe the support the organization gives the Palestinians, especially the Gaza Strip.

Issued on 08/12/2010 Type Article
IHH publications describe the support the organization gives the Palestinians, especially the Gaza Strip. They illustrate IHH's worldview, hostile to Israel and supporting the Palestinians' maximalist demands. IHH support is motivated not only by humanitarian considerations, but also by political goals, including the reinforcement of the Hamas administration in Gaza.
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The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a network founded by extreme American leftists and part of the campaign to delegitimize Israel.

Issued on 07/12/2010 Type Article
The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a network founded by extreme American leftists and part of the campaign to delegitimize Israel. In the second intifada it specialized in hindering IDF counterterrorism activity, indirectly supporting terrorism. Its senior figures founded FGM, which plays a central role in the Gaza Strip flotillas.
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IHH leader Bulent Yildirim gave an interview focusing on the U.S. intention to designate the IHH as a terrorist organization and on the Mavi Marmara incident.

Issued on 06/12/2010 Type Article
IHH leader Bulent Yildirim gave an interview focusing on the U.S. intention to designate the IHH as a terrorist organization and on the Mavi Marmara incident. Yildirim claimed “Zionists” controlled the U.S. and world media. He accused Israel of massacring the Mavi Marmara passengers and defended IHH assistance to Hamas.
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Information on Convoys and Flotillas
The naval closure Israel imposed on the Gaza Strip led to a wave of protest actions by pro-Palestinian organizations, most of which centered around so-called "aid" convoys and flotillas. One of the most prominent was the Mavi Marmara flotilla.
The convoys and flotillas are part of the campaign to delegitimize Israel. Convoys and flotillas are organized by anti-Israeli networks and activists from the Middle East and around the world.
The flotillas are not fundamentally intended to bring supplies to the Gaza Strip but rather to challenge Israel, erode the legitimacy of its naval closure and strengthen the position of the de-facto Hamas administration; the convoys have basically the same purpose. The convoy and flotilla organizers seek to hamper the IDF's freedom of action to prevent weapons and terrorist operatives from entering the Gaza Strip.
The international community rejected the claim of the closure's illegitimacy, stating that aid could be transferred overland to the residents of the Gaza Strip without flotillas to challenge Israel. The international community has been critical of the convoys and flotillas and expressed reservations regarding them. According to the UN Palmer Commission Report, which addressed the issue, Israel's naval closure of the Gaza Strip is a legitimate security measure taken in self defense.