Lawmakers seek to bar flotilla activists from U.S. | JTA – Jewish & Israel News

“The IHH, the flotilla’s sponsoring organization, has long been known for its affiliations with terrorist organizations, including Hamas and al-Qaida,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler D-N.Y.. “It is the responsibility of our government to ensure that terrorists, and those who support terrorist activities, not be allowed to enter the United States.”Nadler was joined by Reps. Eliot Engel, Carolyn Maloney, Anthony Weiner and Charles Rangel, all Democrats from New York, at a news conference

Engel justified Israel’s blockade of Gaza, which the flotilla sought to break. “The United States must stand with Israel as it seeks to carry out legitimate acts of self-defense,” he said. Those aboard the flotilla “should be condemned by the world as supporters of the Hamas terrorist organization, not celebrated as humanitarian activists.”

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