Gideon Levy writes in Israel’s leading left daily Haaretz on the attack on the flotilla off the coast of Gaza – ‘Operation Mini Cast Lead‘:
Like in “Mini-Israel,” the park where there is everything, but smaller, Israel embarked yesterday on a mini Operation Cast Lead. Like its larger, losing predecessor, this operation had it all: the usual false claim that is was they who had started it – and not the landing of commandos from helicopters on a ship in open sea, away from Israeli territorial waters. There was the claim that the first act of violence came not from the soldiers, but the rioting activists on Mavi Marmara; that the blockade on Gaza is legal and that the flotilla to its shores is against the law – God knows which law.
Read the full article here.
Gideon Levy is the author of the just published The Punishment of Gaza.
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See an editorial by Levy in Haaretz from the 30th May: Gaza flotilla drives Israel into a sea of stupidity.