Blog Feeds

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Latest Listings Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:07 | Human Rights

offsite link Latest Updates Thu Nov 21, 2019 20:32 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

offsite link Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
"A flaky website that purports to be ?leftist,? The Cedar Lounge Revolution, occasionally makes a relevant point or two."

offsite link Equals? 10:58 Tue Feb 18, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Unserious 07:55 Tue Feb 18, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link FG/FF and? 07:31 Tue Feb 18, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link ?The Strange Death of Jeremy Corbyn? 19:06 Mon Feb 17, 2020 | irishelectionliterature

offsite link Long past time? 18:01 Mon Feb 17, 2020 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017

offsite link IRISH COMMONWEALTH: TRADE UNIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 14:06 Sat Nov 18, 2017

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

Dublin Opinion >>

NAMA Wine Lake

offsite link Test ? 12 November 2018 Mon Nov 12, 2018 14:28 | namawinelake

offsite link Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake

offsite link Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake

NAMA Wine Lake >>

Israeli warships harass Gaza Flotilla in International Waters

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Sunday May 30, 2010 23:18author by Freda H & Kev - IPSC Report this post to the editors

In the last hour two of the boats in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla (the Turkish IHH ship and Free Gaza's Challenger 2) have been approached and contacted by Israeli Navy ships in international waters, 80 miles off the coast of Gaza. Reports from passengers say that three Israeli war ships are currently approaching the Freedom Flotilla, which is carrying supplies and humanitarian aid to the beleaguered coastal strip.
Live streaming from the IHH boat
Live streaming from the IHH boat

The flotilla has approximately 800 passengers on board its 8 ships, including a number of Irish people.

Fears of a night-time attack have now become a reality, and earlier today unmanned drones were seen in the sky above the flotilla. Israeli radio broadcast a recording of one of the warships that warned the flotilla not to approach Gaza, continuing, "if you ignore this order and enter the blockaded area, the Israeli navy will be forced to take all the necessary measures in order to enforce this blockade." Satellite transmissions from the flotilla have been repeatedly jammed by the Israeli Navy today.

If Israel attacks and hijacks the flotilla in international waters it will be in clear breach of international law.

Israel has vowed to divert the ships to the Israeli port Ashdod - by force if necessary - where all Israeli participants will be arrested, Palestinians will be questioned by Israeli secret police and internationals will be deported or held in a detention centre if they contest deportation.

Dr. Fintan Lane from the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) speaking from the Challenger 2 ship said, "Tension is mounting amongst the passengers. Everyone is wearing their life jackets and preparing for an Israeli attack. We hope that Israel will not break international law by attacking or hijacking our flotilla in international waters."

Dr. Lane continued, "We are determined to break Israel's blockade and will not be intimidated. The people of Gaza have a right to access to the outside world and the right to determine their own future. Ours is a humanitarian mission and one of solidarity with the people of Gaza who have suffered collective punishment from the Israeli apartheid state. We are appealing to the international community to act now to guarantee us safe passage to Gaza."

Meanwhile in Ireland, the IPSC is organising a demonstration in solidarity with the Flotilla, tomorrow Monday 31st May at 6pm at the Spire on O'Connell Street, Dublin 1. Speakers at the event will be Aengus O Snodaigh TD and Chris Andrews TD, both of whom were refused access to the flotilla by the Cypriot authorities after coming under severe pressure from Israel. The IPSC is calling on Irish people to show their support for this important mission by coming out on the streets tomorrow.

Live streaming from the Turkish IHH ship: http://www.ihh.org.tr/canliyayin/en (mostly in Turkish, but with occasional English)

Related Link: http://www.ipsc.ie

IHH ship
IHH ship

Palestinians in Gaza await the flotilla's arrival
Palestinians in Gaza await the flotilla's arrival

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   True to spineless form     TD    Mon May 31, 2010 01:30 
   Live feed at 3.25am     Simon    Mon May 31, 2010 03:30 
   Reports of Live Ammo used     yellow    Mon May 31, 2010 03:48 
   another live link     green    Mon May 31, 2010 03:50 
   -     -    Mon May 31, 2010 04:23 
   solidarity     Mary Kelly    Mon May 31, 2010 06:50 


Number of comments per page
  
 
© 2001-2020 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy