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The psychotic tenderness of being boarded by the Israeli navy at sea

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Yonatan Shapira was aboard the Al Awda boat in the Gaza Freedom flotilla when it was stopped in international waters by Israeli sailors three days ago and all on board arrested. His Facebook report in Hebrew was translated by Ofer Neiman, with the headline, “Israeli citizen and Palestine solidarity activist Yonatan Shapira on Israel’s dirty attack on the peaceful Gaza flotilla: יונתן שפירא מדווח מהמשט – עברית להלן” That translation follows.

So just as the IDF Spokesperson said: “The overtaking of the Al-Awda ship was carried out without violence and without exceptional events”.

And indeed, everything was as usual –

They slammed Herman the captain’s head against the wall again and again while threatening to take him to the ship’s belly and finish him off when no one is watching.

A fist in the face of Arne Birge the old mechanic.

And the finest tradition: Electric shocks. This time we wore life vests of the type that covers the chest well. But don’t worry, the brave naval commando combatants just electrocuted [Tasered] Charlie, the first officer, in his head. And more electric shocks to Juergen the cook and to 60 year old Mike, a chair of a trade union and a human rights activist from New Zealand.

But at the same time, things were done with a kind of psychotic tenderness.

Like in a strange play, soldiers (men and women) with weapons and vests packed with munitions and personal cameras, but wearing white shirts with the national flag embroidered in a shiny blue color and wearing white masks on their faces. Last time it was all-black.

And let’s keep in mind: Had we been Gazan fishermen or children approaching the Gaza fence, they could have simply put a bullet in the head of each of us and that’s it.

The IDF Attorney unit has also confirmed that that there’s no need for an investigation.

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  1. eljay
    eljay
    August 2, 2018, 12:23 pm

    … They slammed Herman the captain’s head against the wall again and again …

    A fist in the face of Arne Birge the old mechanic.

    And the finest tradition: Electric shocks. This time we wore life vests of the type that covers the chest well. But don’t worry, the brave naval commando combatants just … [tasered] Charlie, the first officer, in his head. And more electric shocks to Juergen the cook and to 60 year old Mike, a chair of a trade union and a human rights activist from New Zealand. …

    This sounds horrible until you remember that it’s all done in the “most moral” way possible.

    Of course, if non-Jews were just as “most morally” assaulting and tasering Jews, Zionists – ever the hypocrites – wouldn’t waste a moment denouncing the violence and, for good measure, hurling accusations of anti-Semitism and “Jew hatred”.

  2. annie
    annie
    August 2, 2018, 1:01 pm

    “psychotic tenderness”:

    soldiers (men and women) with weapons and vests packed with munitions and personal cameras, but wearing white shirts with the national flag embroidered in a shiny blue color and wearing white masks on their faces.

    creepy!

  3. JWalters
    JWalters
    August 2, 2018, 7:56 pm

    On the brighter side, these folks got off a lot better than the crew of the USS Liberty.
    “The Day Israel Attacked America”

  4. Talkback
    Talkback
    August 3, 2018, 4:50 am

    No summary execution this time? That’s a sign of weakness, isn’t it?

  5. CigarGod
    CigarGod
    August 3, 2018, 9:49 am

    I read somewhere a Liberty vet was onboard.

    • oldgeezer
      oldgeezer
      August 3, 2018, 9:58 pm

      The vet’s name is Joe Meadors.

      I’m not there and can’t personally attest to his presence but comments have been issued in his name attesting to the violence perpetrated by the israeli pirates on the high seas in intercepting the unarmed flotilla.

      As usual the GoI enjoys displaying it’s brutality and lack of any semblance of humanity.

  6. Jane Porter
    Jane Porter
    August 3, 2018, 10:51 am

    Why did Israeli aircraft bombed this US spy-ship. Is it because the crew would have reported that Egypt and Jordan were not attacking Israel at that moment (see Miko Peled) and that would make their famous “six days victory” on the attacking Arab armies a big Joke, instead of this historic date for the IDF?

  7. Elizabeth Block
    Elizabeth Block
    August 3, 2018, 7:23 pm

    When you seize a ship in international waters, you’re a pirate. When you mistreat and imprison the people on board, you’re a pirate. If you’re a member of the military of some country, you’re still a pirate.

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