Neish’s activism in Gaza is ‘one-sided’

Kevin Neish, activism, Gaza flotilla

I can’t understand why the Victoria News believes that we need to know about the antics of Kevin Neish. Most of the article is focused on his version of truth.

First, he claims to be a pacifist, but then he takes part in a bloody incident off the coast of Gaza when the ship he was on violently tried to repulse an Israeli boarding party that the UN tells us was acting to enforce a legal blockade of Gaza in 2010.

It’s interesting to note that at that time, Egypt was also enforcing that blockade, but he only blames Israel.

Why is it that of the six vessels involved, his was the only one that offered resistance?

Now this supposed pacifist is taking part in another “aid” trip. I have to wonder why he thinks that the people of Gaza need all this relief now that the new regime in Egypt has reneged on their responsibility to maintain the blockade, and in any case, anyone can send aid to Gaza through Israel by first landing it in Israel for inspection for weapons that are smuggled in to Hamas.

Lastly, I have to wonder why he goes to all this effort, and according to him, “terrible risk” to assist Gaza when his efforts could easily be better directed to the people of Libya or Syria.

In fact, the Turkish organizers of this flotilla would be doing something more useful if they directed the aid to their own Kurdish people who are being persecuted by the Turkish authorities.

The fact is he may not be the peace activist he claims to be. He is acting totally in favour of one side.

Further, he is doing nothing that promotes dialogue or understanding between the two parties.

Ed Walker

Oak Bay

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