My own question: why not take the humanitarian aid into Gaza through Egypt if you don't want it examined by the Israelis?
From Melanie Phillips:
Let me add that so long as Hamas constitutionally threatens the destruction of Israel, it is to be expected that Israel will want to examine anything going into Gaza. As Phillips says, Israel permits tonnes of food, fuel, etc. to go into Gaza, something that even Levy, writing Haaretz sneered about but also acknowledged.
The notion – uncritically swallowed by the lazy, ignorant and bigoted BBC and other western media – that the flotilla organisers are ‘peace activists’ is simply ludicrous. This research by the Danish Institute for International Studies details the part played by the IHH in Islamist terror in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Chechnya. According to the French magistrate Jean-Louis Bruguiere testifying at the Seattle trial of would-be al Qaeda Millenium bomber Ahmed Ressamin, the IHH had played ‘[a]n important role’ in the al Qaeda Millenium bomb plot targeting Los Angeles airport. It was also involved in weapons trafficking, and played in addition a key role in galvanizing anti-Western sentiment among Turkish Muslims in the lead-up to the 2003 war in Iraq. ‘Peace activists’ these people most certainly are not.