The “Mariam” is blocked by the Lebanese Government from sailing towards Gaza from any Lebanese seaport.
The small Bolivian-flagged cargo ship “Mariam” is loaded with food, medicine and 50 female activists. The “crew” is determined to run the Israeli sea blockade of the Gaza Strip despite assertions by aid agencies and even the UN that there is no need for such gestures.
Th ship has hit yet another snag.
The Lebanese government has informed the organizers of the ship that they cannot sail directly from Lebanon to Gaza because Lebanon and Israel are still technically at war and Cyprus has denied them permission to use their territorial waters for a pit stop.
Greece has also so far refused to give them an answer, and Israeli officials are reported to have dismissed the ship as being unlikely to ever fulfill its organizers purpose.
“The trip has not been canceled but delayed,” insisted organizer Samar al-Hajj in Tripoli on Sunday. Turkey is also hesitant to authorize Gaza bound ships to dock in the Turkish occupied northern section of Cyprus, for fear of being accused of having a double standard.
The Government of Israel has made it clear to the International community, than any nation that entertain ships that sends supplies directly to Hamas in Gaza, will be held accountable for supporting Jihad against Israel.
The state of Lebanon has understood the message, and have blocked the latest “aid flotilla” to use a Lebanese seaport.
The US Government has also put pressure on Turkey to not entertain radical Islamic terrorists whom is trying to challenge Israeli naval control over its sea borders.
The problem is that the damage has already been done. The World blame Israel for killing “innocent aid workers”. The culprit is a corrupt and bias World media, who in a Nazi fashion has bought the Islamic propaganda presented to them from TV stations like Al Jazeera.