Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Road to Hope convoy" meets with Hamas

The "Road to Hope" convoy to Gaza, which suffered a setback when its ship was taken to Greece by its captain, made it to Egypt on Friday.

Practically no news media is covering the event outside of Iran and anti-Israel sites.

The reason is simple: the symbolic aid arrived through proper channels in El Arish and Egypt allowed it through - even including flotilla nutcase Ken O'Keefe. Israel didn't object.

Yesterday, the "humanitarian" group met with senior Hamas officials, including "prime minister" Ismail Haniyeh. Haniyeh confirmed what everyone knows - the aid is secondary, and the primary purpose of these groups is political:
We look at the convoy not only as a humanitarian but also political par excellence to support the Palestinian people, who have been suffering for more than 63 years, and demand fair administration of their state and its capital Jerusalem.
Which is funny, because the Road to Hope webpage says, disingenuously, "We... do not seek to spread any political message."

O'Keefe plans to stay in Gaza for forty days, where he will file reports on his Facebook page and blog.