SEPANG, June 7 (Bernama) -- The Gaza aid mission succeeded in exposing Israeli atrocities to the world, said Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
"What we had said about Israel is true, it ignores international law, it is willing to kill unarmed people, the people who are not their enemies but are simply doing humanitarian works.
"Although we are not able to send the aid to Gaza, but on one hand we succeeded in exposing to the world how bad Israel is and it willing to kill not only their enemies but also the people from an ally's country," he told reporters at the homecoming ceremony for six more Malaysian activists in the mission at KL International Airport here Monday.
Dr Mahathir said he was thankful that the volunteers arrived home safely.
A PGPO volunteer, Matthias Chang said the world should be wary of the Israeli propaganda to justify the murder of volunteers on board aid ship "Mavi Marmara".
"This is a propaganda aimed at misleading the public and the media such as Cable News Network (CNN) and Fox News exploited the differences in the commandos action against activists on board Rachel Corrie and that of Mavi Marmara. This is a blatant lie," he said.
Parit Member of Parliament Nizar Zakaria said he was saddened with the oppression of the Palestinians which he saw on the way to the prison.
Despite the horrifying experience, he said he was still keen to join any such mission in the future.
He expressed his regret for the failure to deliver the aid from Malaysia to Gaza, just 35 nautical miles off the port before it was seized by Israeli commandos.
"The people of Gaza must have waited in vain for the aid as they know we were coming," he said.
Nizar said he and other activists signed what looked like a confession written in Hebrew under duress.
Meanwhile, the families of the volunteers were a picture of relief that they were able to return home safe and sound.
Nomee Asyikin Mohd Radzi, the wife of Ahmad Faizal Azumu, one of the volunteers, said although she did not object to her husband going on the mission, she became very worried after what happened to the volunteers on the Mavi Marmara, which was attacked by Israeli naval forces on May 31 leaving nine people dead.
A doctor at the National Heart Institute here, she said she was very relieved to welcome him when he arrived at the Bunga Raya complex at the KL International Airport.
Nizar Zakaria's mother-in-law Datin Yan Hanafi said she thanked God that the volunteers' ordeal was over.
"His wife was so worried because we did not know what really had happened over there," she said.
Supiah Ahmad, the mother of TV3 cameraman Mohd Jufri Judin, said she was glued to the television set at home to keep updated on the fate of the Malaysians on the MV Rachel Corree and was very happy they all made it home unhurt.
tunku: the untouchable terrorist of the world is the israelis.let us wipe out israel from the world map.the world would be a better place without israel.GOD DAMN ISRAEL AND IT'S PROXIES.