On Thursday, the Obama administration warned U.S.citizens on the boats that they may face legal action for violating Israeli and American law. The activists include Americans and citizens of eight other countries.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the U.S. was renewing its warning to Americans "not to involve themselves in this activity."
The U.S., like Israel and the European Union, considers Hamas a terrorist organization.Wow. So if you're trying to right a wrong, but it's illegal, you can go to jail. Reminds me of all the attacks that happened in the South during the Civil Rights Movement. As for Hamas being a terrorist organization. Yes, it's a terrorist organization. It's also a political organization and an aid/charity organization.
I don't understand how the United States can condone all of its dealings with Yasser Arafat, the former leader of the Palestinian National Authority, leader of the PLO (terrorist organization), founder of Fatah (political organization that carried out terror attacks), but then get upset when Hamas wins a democratic election and threaten Americans with legal action for helping Palestinians. What hypocrisy!
And why haven't I heard anything about this Gaza Flotilla on American news?