Image via WikipediaThe latest aggression by Israel against the people of Gaza and the aid helpers on the ships that were trying to help them has no justification, not only because the act of piracy happened in international waters but also because Israel has no right to occupy land that was designated to the people of Palestine or blockade the waters around Gaza.
The people aboard the vessels, attacked by Israeli troops had every right to used weapons to defend themselves, as the Israeli army had no right to be aboard the ships, let alone carry firearms, so they have absolutely no cause for complaint, unlike the poor victims of this horrific unnecessary aggressive act by Israel, with it's excuse of protecting a blockade that should never have been enforced in the first place.
For too long now, Israel's aggression has been ignored by the countries who made up the "league of nations" and agreed the mandate of 1922 based on a draft by the Allied and associated powers after the first world war.
The move by Israel to declare itself an independent state on the 14Th of May 1948, the day before this mandate expired was the beginning of more unrest in the middle east, manly due to Israel crossing designated borders to gain land they were never entitled to.
Since then they have gradually encroached on land that does not belong to them, so it was little wonder that the Palestine Liberation army arose against them to fight for what was rightfully theirs.
There would be no need for Hamass or any other organization, to rise up against Israel, if Israel withdrew from the land they have infiltrated since their declaration of Independence.
They are the aggressors, and it is they who are causing the unrest in the middle east, not the people who only want what is rightfully theirs.
Countries like America and Britain who stand by and allow Israel to intimidate its surrounding countries and occupy land that does not belong to them are being hypocritical, as it was under the same conditions that they intervened when Iraq invaded Kuwait.
After chasing Saddam out of Kuwait they stopped at the border and made a pact with him, and it was his disobeying the rules of that pact that was the main reason for the invasion of Iraq, plus the threat of weapons of mass destruction.
There is little difference between Israel and Iraq in the sense that both countries took over land that they have no right to, the only difference is that it suits America and Britain to allow this, stay friends with Israel and let them get away with ignoring the agreement laid out to them, but in doing this they are assisting in the unrest caused by Israel, and by supporting Israel they are giving opportunities to countries like Iran to intervene and take sides with Hamass which could lead to another world war with more catastrophic results than any war before.
I name America and Britain, as they are the two main players who should be stepping in, with backing from the other United Nation countries, but most of the other countries would rather stand back and ignore what is going on, not wanting to get involved, BUT NOW THEY ARE, whether they like it or not so it's time to stand up and be counted, or they are as guilty as the Israelis.
This latest act by Israel that has enraged the world, should be their last, it's time America and Britain, along with the countries who formed the "United Nations" from the ashes of the "League of Nations" stood up for the justice they were formed for, and put an end to the aggression coming from Israel, force them to retreat to the land allotted to them and allow the Palestinians and the people of Gaza to retain the land, rights and peace they have deservedly been striving for all these years.
If Israel is not subdued, the world could witness the holocaust that has been feared by all, since the invention of nuclear weapons.