Kuwait’s newspapers report today of exhilarated Kuwaiti ‘freedom fighters’ and ‘activists’ who had been on board the Mavi Marmara of the Gaza Flotilla. Some of them are notorious Islamists such as MP Dr. Waleed Al-Tabtabaie, who, as an example, had expressed his dismay about four brave females elected last year to the Kuwaiti Parliament by walking out during the oath ceremony if these females would not wear Islamic hijab. I had reported on that incident here on this blog. Al-Tabtabaie was accompanied by 15 like-minded Kuwaitis.
The passenger list indicates a great number of well-known or suspected anti-Semites. The mere fact that these individuals had been on board the flotilla devalues the whole enterprise, of course, which resulted in the killing of at least ten activists by the IDF, including one American-Turkish citizen. Israel and its president Benjamin Netanyahu are under great international pressure anyway.
Kuwaitis have no good reputation when it now comes to supporting Palestinians. After the liberation of Kuwait in 1991 by an international coalition led by the United States (Operation Desert Storm) Kuwait expelled some 350,000 to 400,000 Palestinians, who had made once up to 30% of Kuwait’s population. Even massacres took place. The reason for these cruelties was that Yasser Arafat had aligned his Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) with Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein.
Last update June 4, 2010.