Turkish rebuttal comes after Israel officially requested that Ankara thwart a planned attempt to launch a 15-ship flotilla.
One year ago an IDF takeover of a similar endeavor ended with the killing of 9 Turkish activists.
Turkey said last week it had received a request from Israel to help stop activists sailing to Gaza on the first anniversary of an Israeli raid on a Turkish ship, but it said the flotilla plan was not Ankara’s concern.
Turkey, a Muslim former ally of the Jewish state, has scaled back ties, demanding Israel apologize and pay damages for last year’s raid, which caused an international outcry.
The Free Gaza Movement, a pro-Palestinian activist umbrella group, has said that a flotilla expected in late May would comprise 15 ships with international passengers including Europeans and Americans.
Israel’s ambassador to Turkey, Gaby Levy, asked the Turkish government this week to help stop the activists.
Levy said sending humanitarian aide to Gaza outside legal channels was a “provocation,” an Israeli diplomatic official told Reuters.
Asked about the request, a Turkish foreign ministry official told Reuters:
“We listened to the message given by the Israeli side and told them this is an initiative by civil society.”
Source: Israeli Daily Haaretz.
That a NATO country like Turkey directly support Islamic terrorism is regrettable. But hardly anything will surprise me in regards to NATO.
The Former defense alliance of freedom and democracy is now involved in a civil war in a Muslim country. NATO has chosen to use air power to help al-Quada elements to oust the present government in Libya.
When the second “aid flotilla” is sent to support Hamas, it should not come as a surprise to anyone, if the Gaza-bound flotilla will be escorted by NATO-war ships.
Or: May be such an insanity, will not take place yet?
But surely: All nations, included NATO, will march and sail towards Israel to please Islam. There God of the Bible will entered into judgment with all these ungodly and wicked forces.
If they were interested in knowing what will happen to them, they could just open their Bibles. But they are all fools, who have rejected the truth, made the Devil their master.
I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.
This is the plague with which the LORD will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.
Written by Ivar