You may possibly have heard recently about a bit of bother near Gaza. It was in all the papers, don’t know if you noticed.
Anyway, none of us were there, but we did once talk to someone who had met an Israeli. Which makes us fully qualified to assess the truth behind the situation. What happened was this:
The convoy contained no men or women — only activists. This must be so, as the Beeb and Sky News and all the papers keep telling us, over and over, they were activists, activists, activists. And obviously, this word is only a stone’s throw away from terrorists.
Anhyway, a group of Israeli charity workers were out in their helicopter, and decided to drop in on the convoy of ships headed for Gaza, loaded with things that would keep the people there alive for a while longer. So they shinned down ropes from the ‘copter, carrying only some peaceful knives, assault rifles, etc. The way you do when you’re visiting.
This made the people on the boat — sorry! — activists just a tiny teeny bit anxious. They grabbed whatever was to hand — iron bars, bits of wood, etc — and attempted to repel the boarders, who they regarded as interlopers and pirates. Why did they have these things to hand? Well, would YOU go venturing on the high seas without some means of defending yourself?
Now the poor, innocent and almost defenceless Israeli commandos — sorry! — charity workers, were in turn a little alarmed at being lynched by the boat people, and, seeing as how they’d brought these guns with them, (just in case, you understand), decided to make a few bangs.
Many of the lynch-mob of activists then deliberately and with malice aforethought threw themselves into the line of fire, thus committing suicide.
While the incident itself has drawn little notice, many of the Israeli commandos have been sent for special counselling, psychoanalysis, etc.
Israeli is reported to be filing lawsuits against the convoy and all participants for unlawful resistance on the High Seas.