Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
LIBERO TARQUM

In the early hours of Monday, May 31, 2010, the Israeli Defense Forces prevented a group of ships from attempting to reach Gaza. The ships carried several hundred activists and supplies for Gaza, and had refused Israeli offers to offload supplies at Ashkelon for transfer to Gaza following appropriate security clearance. of violence when Israeli soldiers were attacked as they boarded the ship. The IHH has a long history of cooperation with Islamic terrorists. As a result of this violence, it

In the early hours of Monday, May 31, 2010, the Israeli Defense Forces prevented a group of ships from attempting to reach Gaza. The ships carried several hundred activists and supplies for Gaza, and had refused Israeli offers to offload supplies at Ashkelon for transfer to Gaza following appropriate security clearance.

One ship, sponsored by a terrorist Turkish organization known as IHH, was the site of violence when Israeli soldiers were attacked as they boarded the ship. The IHH has a long history of cooperation with Islamic terrorists. As a result of this violence, it is being reported that some 10 activists were killed and 2 IDF soldiers were wounded.

The Government of Canada has expressed concern about the loss of life, and is waiting for more information to emerge before commenting further. We appreciate the prudence shown by the Government and by the opposition parties in this regard.

It is our belief that as this story emerges, it will become clear that far from a neutral humanitarian relief effort, the Gaza flotilla represents a conscious and deliberate attempt to manipulate public opinion by placing naive civilians in harm’s way in callous disregard for their safety.

Responsibility for the tragic loss of life rests squarely with those who organized the flotilla and provoked this confrontation.

We are determined to do our utmost to ensure that Canadians benefit from a complete and accurate accounting of the facts of this situation.

A set of talking points is attached, and we will share further material as it becomes available. One ship, sponsored by a terrorist Turkish organization known as IHH, was the site of violence when Israeli soldiers were attacked as they boarded the ship. The IHH has a long history of cooperation with Islamic terrorists. As a result of this violence, it is being reported that some 10 activists were killed and 2 IDF soldiers were wounded.

The Government of Canada has expressed concern about the loss of life, and is waiting for more information to emerge before commenting further. We appreciate the prudence shown by the Government and by the opposition parties in this