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Qatar Pledges to Fund New Gaza Flotilla After Turkey Pulls Support (VIDEO)

August 26, 2014 9:44 pm 17 comments

Snapshot of footage from the MV Mavi Marmara by IDF sources, showing an Israeli soldier being beaten with iron pipes during the Gaza flotilla raid. Photo: IDF.

The government of Qatar and the Turkey-based, terror-tied IHH Islamic charity on Monday agreed that the Gulf state would fund an upcoming “humanitarian” flotilla to Gaza, according to Israel’s NRG News.

The strategic cooperation agreement signed in Doha between the two “calls for the implementation of immediate, medium, and long-term joint humanitarian goals and to rationalise the use of their resources to achieve ‘maximum impact,'” The Gulf Times reported on Tuesday.

The Turkish organization, which several countries deem a terrorist entity, organized the infamous Mavi Marmara flotilla in 2010, which tried to breach an Israeli anti weapons-smuggling naval blockade.

Israeli naval commandos commandeered the lead vessel in the six-ship group, killing nine foreign nationals after they were attacked upon boarding the craft.

IHH last month said they’d try to repeat the act, soon.

“The organization will send another flotilla after they receive permission from the government in Ankara that Turkish naval forces will defend the flotilla and its participants,” IHH leader, Bulent Yildirim, said.

Ankara, however, pulled its support for the planned protest several weeks ago.

Both IHH and Qatar are close to Hamas, and Yildirim reportedly also has ties to al-Qaeda.

According to Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News, “Yildirim is being investigated for allegedly financing al-Qaeda through his organization,” daily Habertürk has reported.

“The probe, led by an Istanbul specially authorized prosecutor, accuses Yildirim of ‘providing financial aid to al-Qaeda via his foundation” with absolute secrecy, reportedly without official numbering and identification.

Qatar has faced harsh criticism from Israel in recent weeks over its funding for terror group Hamas which has been engaged in an ongoing battle with the Jewish state.

Watch an IDF video, from a commission of inquiry, into the events that took place before, during, and after the IDF boarded the Mavi Marmara:

17 Comments

  • Quatar is the perfect illustration of the “Golden Rule”: he who has it, rules!!

    Sadly, the present US administration seems to have become a complete vassal to the Quataris. We don’t seem able to ever challenge the inverted morality of this group of filthy rich oil and gas princes. Reminscent of the Wizard of Oz when Frank Morgan is revealed to be the string-puller behind the smoke and thunder! Whom will it turn out to be in Quatar??

  • At some point in time, IL will have to deal with the Fanatic Qataris! In spite of the Qatar-Obama connection.

  • what goes on with Saudi and Qatar do we know if they are paying off isis

  • Shouldn’t Qatar be keeping a low profile generally lest the 2022 Olympic games end up being boycotted over various unsavoury things about Qatar, including the corrupt way it won the bid; abusive treatment of foreign workers brought in to do the work that Qataris won’t, providing incubation money for assorted terrorist groups, plus of course pulling Hamas’s strings into continuing the assault on Israel when it made utterly no sense for the Palestinians to repeatedly break the ceasefires.

  • Sink the terrorist ships. Take back apology to Turkey. And tell Qatar and Turkey to go to hell.

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    Hahahahaha Erdogan ran away crying like a little girl.

  • And all I hear from the US on this provocative plan is silence. Either this is a manufactured story or the Obama administration is tossing its old Jewish friend under the bus in favor of its new oily Muslim friend who wants to destroy Israel.

    Question: Just where would this flotilla dock since Gaza no longer has a port. It is a fact that rockets were delivered to Gaza at their sea port before Israel destroyed it. Any attempt for Hamas to rebuild the sea port (they WILL test Israel’s resolve) should be met decisively head on by Israel.

  • Yakov Leschen

    It is time to boycott Turkey.
    No Jew should go to Turkey or buy or use any of their products and use Turkish airlines because it might save you a few shekels.

  • Quatar needs a few Tomohawk missiles dropped into it.

  • Bernhard Rosenberg

    HAMAS must be completely destroyed. This peace will not last and there will be a larger war. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard ROSENBERG

  • THey should never be able to go near Gaza, just cause trouble.

  • DEEP SIX!

  • The Flotilla would be similar to the Russian “Humanitarian aid convoy” in Ukraine that brought heavy weapon and elite troops under that mask to support pro-Russian rebels and Russian troops there. It was the most despicable action before and during “Peace talk” in Minsk.

  • There needs to be a full court press mission demanding the UNHRC put Hamas and other like groups on their terror list…

  • qatar plays all sides and because it bribes and buys it gets away with it. President Obama should call his qatar friends and tell them to back off. Israel and egypt should block any flotilla and sink it if necessary. This flotilla is an act of war against them. Maybe time to encourage a little domestic unrest in qatar

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