It’s Official: There was No Humanitarian Aid on Mavi Marmara


flotilla-attackThe Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed Israel’s representatives the world over that there were never any humanitarian supplies or equipment aboard the Mavi Marmara, where Israeli commandos were ambushed by armed mercenaries posing as peace activists. The commandos opened fire and killed nine of the attackers after three soldiers had been brutalized and temporarily captured.

Of the seven flotilla ships that were intercepted by Israel on May 31 and afterward, only four were freight ships, the MFA reported to its embassies and consulates: The Challenger 1 (a small yacht), the Sfendonh (a small passenger boat) and the Mavi Marmara (a passenger ship) did not carry any humanitarian aid, except for the passengers’ personal belongings. The four freight ships are the Gaza, the Sofia, the Defeny and the Rachel Corrie. As of June 7, Israel had only offloaded equipment from the Defeny. The equipment offloaded was loaded onto 26 trucks, and an additional eight trucks are waiting at the Kerem Shalom crossing to enter Gaza.

The equipment includes:

1. 300 wheelchairs
2. 300 new mobility scooters
3. 100 special mobility scooters for the disabled
4. Hundreds of crutches
5. 250 hospital beds
6. 50 sofas
7. Four tons of medicine
8. 20 tons of clothing, carpets, school bags, cloth and shoes
9. Various hospital equipment – closets and cabinets, operating theater equipment, etc.
10. Playground equipment
11. Mattresses

The equipment remaining at Ashdod Port on the three ships which have not been offloaded include some 2000 tons of construction equipment – building materials and tools, and construction waste (rubble, toilets, sinks and cement) for re-use.

The MFA noted that:

The equipment does not constitute humanitarian aid in the accepted sense (basic foodstuffs, new and functional equipment, fresh medicines).

The humanitarian aid on all the ships was scattered in the ships’ holds and thrown onto piles and not packed properly for transport. The equipment was not packaged and not properly placed on wooden bases. Because of the improper packing, some of the equipment was crushed by the weight in transit.

Read more at Arutz Shevah.

{Arutz Shevah/Yair Israel}


  1. When is Israel going to wake up and demand an apology from Turkey?? Why not a single word a protest, not even from Israel, about their despicable behaviour???

  2. I think the right response to turkeys fabricated lies is silence, because at the end of the day nor the turkish regime or the european union, for that matter (very intuned with their quick growing arab-muslim population, and their own dislike of jews) wanna hear anything but israels are at fault, like the israeli p.m. said, the israelis are guilty untill proven guilty, and truth be told well the arab and a great part of the european world believe that us jews are responsible for the holocaust, because we caused them to hate us e.t.c. And so its pretty clear that jews will be forever blamed for everything, and no arguing will ever change that fact, its a senseless argument on the arab-european part and its much more of a tool then an argument, so why try to justify yourself with them, its called wasting your breath! And at the end of the day, its a gizaira mishumayim eisav soinei liyakov, not because eisav is right rather because we need to be kept intact as the jewish nation and not to fall apart by the wasteside through intermarriage.