by Jim Stephens
June 12, 2010
There are a number of very obvious problems with Mairead Maguire and her campaign to break the blockade which Israel has placed on Gaza:
- By international law the blockade by Israel is totally legal. It follows that what Maguire is doing is illegal.
- When George Galloway led the Viva Palestina convoy to Gaza, and handed across money to the leader of Hamas, he was performing an illegal act, he knew it and stated it, yet challenged his Government to arrest and charge him with illegality
- Hamas was elected by the Arabs of Gaza. But Hamas fought on the basis of its Charter (Constitution) which states that it wants to kill Jews, subscribes to anti-Semitism in its worst form. Maguire is silent about Hamas.
- Maguire is spreading a lie: that the people of Gaza are starving. They are among the best fed people in the world and are better fed than many poor Israelis, even though Israel is the largest contributor to Gaza aid
- The ship which Maguire led was named the Rachel Corrie. Maguire tells a lie about Rachel Corrie. Corrie stood in front of a bulldozer and other members of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign stood, watched and took photographs, without attempting to drag Corrie out of danger. The experience of Mohammed El Dhurra who was shot by the Arabs themselves to create propaganda against Israel may mean that there are even question marks over how Corrie actually died. Maguire hides all of that but places her name on the ship to create hatred against Israel
- The “goods” on board did not constitute what is recognized as humanitarian aid in any case. Further it was thrown into the hull unprofessionally. When it was resurrected in Ashdod by Israel and placed on the border Hamas refused to accept the aid. It was not about need at all otherwise Hamas would have distributed it rapidly. Maguire hides all of this.
Above all Maguire hides all of this from the Irish people.
The base of Maguire is in Ireland especially among the catholic and republican Irish people. But due to the absence of a Trotskyist party in Ireland the ordinary people are ignorant of the truth about the situation in the Middle East.
It is in the absence of a Trotskyist Party that the anti-Semites of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and other Left Fascist groups hold sway, backed up by none other than an alliance of the Provies and Stickies. Names which you should know!!!
The report below appeared on the notorious palestine Solidarity Campaign which maguire works closely with
[7th June, 9pm] Today family, friends and supporters welcomed home the five Irish MV Rachel Corrie passengers who were this morning deported from Israel. The five – Denis Halliday, Mairead Maguire, Fiona Thompson, Derek Graham and Jenny Graham – were greeted in Dublin airport by cheers and hugs from the assembled crowd who were there to salute their bravery.
(In the above Maguire is second from right)
She told the following lies..all of it is lies
“Ms. Maguire spoke of her motivations for taking part in the Freedom Flotilla which sought to bring much needed humanitarian aid and supplies into Gaza by breaking the illegal Israeli blockade. Ms Maguire said: “Israel is carrying out a slow genocide against the Palestinian people. It engages in collective punishment and practices apartheid policies worse than those of South Africa. For these reasons, we set out to break the three-year-old illegal siege of Gaza, to try and help ease this unspeakable suffering in a small but symbolic way by bringing humanitarian aid. Unfortunately we never made it to Gaza as we were boarded illegally in international waters and taken at the point of a gun to Israel. However, we say to the people of Gaza, we will be back. We will treble our efforts, we will not rest until the siege is lifted, the occupation of Palestine is ended and Palestinians have the right to self-determination. We will not be silent, and we will not be stopped.”
Full of lies Maguire including
as we were boarded illegally in international waters