Convoys and Flotillas

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 25-October 2, 2012)

Issued on 02/10/2012 Type Article
This past week three rockets landed in Israeli territory. There were no casualties and no damage was done. Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Authority, delivered a militant speech to the UN General Assembly which included strong accusations against Israel and its policies.
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According to the Turkish media (June 2012), IHH head Bülent Yildirim was under investigation for having clandestinely transferred funds to Al-Qaeda.

Issued on 27/06/2012 Type Article
According to the Turkish media (June 2012), IHH head Bülent Yildirim was under investigation for having clandestinely transferred funds to Al-Qaeda. The IHH is an Islamist Turkish organization with an anti-Western, anti-Israeli orientation. It led the Mavi Marmara flotilla
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The pro-Hamas British organization Viva Palestina recently failed in its latest attempt to send an aid convoy to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Issued on 04/06/2012 Type Article
The pro-Hamas British organization Viva Palestina recently failed in its latest attempt to send an aid convoy to Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The Egyptian authorities refused to grant it entrance to Egypt and its activists argued about its passage through Syria, which was eventually exploited by the Syrian regime's propaganda.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 23-29, 2012)

Issued on 29/05/2012 Type Article
Again this week no rocket or mortar shell hits were identified in Israeli territory
The Israeli security forces recently exposed a number of terrorist networks operating in the Hebron district.
Turkish attorney general had issued indictments against four IDF commanders who had been involved in the events aboard the Mavi Marmara.
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The organizations participating in the campaign to delegitimize Israel plan a series of propaganda events on Land Day, March 30, 2012, to challenge Israel and attract media attention.

Issued on 21/02/2012 Type Article
The organizations participating in the campaign to delegitimize Israel plan a series of propaganda events on Land Day, March 30, 2012, to challenge Israel and attract media attention. Among the events planned are a potentially violent march to Israel's borders from the neighboring countries and worldwide BDS activities.
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The networks waging the campaign to delegitimize Israel are planning a series of propaganda displays for 2012, some of them in the upcoming months.

Issued on 22/01/2012 Type Article
The networks waging the campaign to delegitimize Israel are planning a series of propaganda displays for 2012, some of them in the upcoming months. They intend to hold marches (promoted by Hamas), a protest fly-in to Ben-Gurion International Airport, a flotilla and propaganda events for the "Israeli apartheid week."
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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.