Kennneth O’Keefe is committed to the ongoing Islamic Jihad to get rid of the state of Israel. The Former US Marine was an active passenger on the Turkish “aid ship” to Gaza.
In December 2002 Kennneth O’Keefe renounced his US Citizenship. On January 7, 2004, O’Keefe burned his U.S passport. He got an Irish citizenship, and moved to London.
The ex- US Marine and Gulf War veteran traveled to Gaza and the West Bank, and got a honorable citizenship in Palestine, by the Palestine Authority.
On August 23rd 2008, He was among 46 people that managed to break the Israel naval control of the sea waters off Israel and Gaza. Their ship from Cyprus arrived to an heroic welcome in Gaza.
O’Keefe is also known for his call to action for large numbers of western citizens to migrate to Iraq and deploy themselves as “Human Shields”
Before the Gaza “aid flotilla” O Keefe said he hoped to garner support from 10,000 Westerners to act as international observers in the Palestinian territories and help bring peace with Israel.
“It will effect a ceasefire from the militant Palestinian resistance that uses violence and call for Israel to honor the truce in order to assure security for its citizens,” he said, adding he had contacts with hardliners, including the Islamic group Hamas.
The observers will use non-violent means in working for the respect of international law, “thereby ending the unlawful (Israeli) occupation”, and bringing about peace, he said.
Kennneth O’Keefe attacked Israel commandos and took their guns
O’Keefe took the hand gun from a IDF soldier. He also helped to wrest an assault rifle from another commando.
The former US Marine has admitted that he attacked the Israel commandos that came to half the Turkish “aid flotilla” on its way to Gaza.
“We were told that if they got on the ship we should arrest them,” Mr O’Keefe said.
When he heard shots from the roof where commandos had descended from helicopters he rushed towards the gunfire, meeting on the way a soldier struggling with activists.
“By this time I had already seen one person dead. We subdued the soldier. He was struggling; he was trying to get to his weapon. I had no doubt that if he got to it before I did I’d be dead.”
After taking the commando’s handgun he took the bullets out and hid it to keep as evidence for a future trial, he said. He also helped to wrest an assault rifle from another commando.
Source: The Times of London. and others. Yesterday, the BBC let the former US Marine do his marketing on the 30 minutes program “hard talk”.
Kennneth O’Keefe is a man of principles. He is committed to the ongoing Islamic Jihad against Israel, to see the Jewish state demolished.
But the astonishing side of this story of an American Jihadist, is that the US Government do not see what the Palestinian Authority is up to. The man who burnt his American passport, was honored with a Palestinian citizenship.
The US Government has chosen to work with and support the enemies of the USA. That is a pretty insane Foreign policy, ran by completely incompetent people in Washington.