My motorcycle tour coincides with happenings that shook the world and re-defined the meaning of political friends and foes. Today was another such day, with another aid ship that vowed to break the blockade of the Gaza strip.
Early morning I left on the KLR en route to Ashdod and the Gaza strip. What a lovely ride it was down the coast with the Med on my right hand side.
Getting to Ashdod I saw a few TV vehicles with dishes on their roofs. I realised they were on their way to wait for the aid ship should the IDF take over the vessel and force it away from the Gaza. I decided to follow them and ended up on a hill just above the harbour of Ashdod.
I will write later about my experiences today. You will understand why. In the mean time a few photographs will tell more than words can do.
You can click on the small image if you would like to see the bigger picture.
The Israeli’s started singing and booing every hour when the different TV stations which they deem unfriendly to Israel, did their broadcasts to their home stations. That was nearly to all stations except their own. They were brutal to the Arabic stations, especially Al Jazeera. Have a look at the faces of the TV journalists, pictures 3 and 4.
Mr Gunness, UN Chief in Gaza, received a sizzling hot reception and was booed as a Nazi.
Two quotes from my diary today:
1. WHEN ONE GOVERNS WITH EMOTIONS AND NOT WITH COMMON SENSE GET THAT PARACHUTE READY.
2. (I heard a gossip today) APPARENTLY THE TURKISH PRIME MINISTER WANTS TO JOIN THE NEXT AID FLEET TO GAZA, ESCORTED BY TURKISH NAVAL VESSELS.
Tomorrow I am on the road again. hope to write a few lines tomorrow night! Take care!