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At Least 9 Internationals Killed As Israel Attacks And Hijacks Gaza Flotilla In International Waters
international | rights, freedoms and repression | feature Monday May 31, 2010 17:00 by Kev - IPSC
Concern for Irish passengers as communication lines cut
At least 9 international human rights activists may have been killed and dozens more injured after Israeli commandos attacked the unarmed Gaza Freedom Flotilla early this morning in international waters, according to reports from the flotilla organisers, while Israeli military sources confirmed at least 9 dead. This attack is a clear breach of international law.
No word has been received on the condition of the three Irish passengers as the satellite phone on the Challenger 1 on which they were passengers is not contactable. The IPSC expresses its concern for these brave people we hope that they are safe.
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Press TV is reporting that: The death toll from the Israeli navy's takeover of a Gaza aid convoy has risen to 20 while Israel carefully censors reports on the casualties from the attack. Gaza Freedom Flotilla came under fire early on Monday by Israeli navy forces in international waters more than 150km (90 miles) off the coast of Gaza. The six-ship aid fleet was soon stormed by commandos descending from helicopters. At least 20 people were killed in the takeover of the Gaza aid convoy, al-Aqsa TV station reported, saying that more than 50 people, including leader of the Palestinian Islamic Movement Sheikh Raed Salah, were wounded in the attack. The news trickled through the Israeli military censorship which has sought to block the reporting of any information about the casualties.
A report on the radio said the censorship was aimed at covering up the number of casualties brought to Israeli hospitals for treatment (more on link)
Watch and listen to the barefaced lies and propaganda from the trolls of the Israeli Information Ministry as they attempt to justify this latest mass murder of unarmed civilians.
Guardian website (above) carrying footage from ship
The Workers’ Party
Monday, 31 May 2010
Israeli attack – time for terrorist state to be given pariah status
Call on Micheál Martin to break off Diplomatic Relations and expel Ambassador
The President of the Workers Party, Michael Finnegan has called on Ireland to immediately break off diplomatic relations with Israel and to expel the Israeli Ambassador from this country.
Mr. Finnegan said that following this morning’s Israeli commando attack on the international aid flotilla should remove any doubts that Israel operates under democratic rules and must now be treated as a pariah state.
“Israel should be isolated and shunned by the international community until it demonstrates that it is prepared to operate under the norms of international law and end its terrorist actions and withdraw from the Palestinian territories”.
The Workers Party President said that the removal of some prominent individuals including three members of the Oireachtas from the flotilla before it left Cyprus suggests that a premeditated military attack against the aid convoy was being planned.
“This attack is completely in breach of international law and as an attack on a purely humanitarian convoy is a heinous and bloody crime of the type one would expect from a fascist regime, not an allegedly democratic state. Given that there were a large number of Irish citizens on this flotilla and that Israel has recently used Irish passports in order to carry out a cold-blooded assassination there is no longer any excuse for not throwing out the Israeli Ambassador and breaking off diplomatic relations and I am calling on Minister Micheál Martin to do this immediately”, said Michael Finnegan.
The Workers’ Party
Monday, 31 May 2010
Tynan calls on Micheál Martin to expel Israeli Ambassador after aid convoy attack
Cork Workers Party Councillor Ted Tynan has called on Foreign Affairs Minister Micheál Martin to immediately expel the Israeli Ambassador and break off all diplomatic relations with Israel following this morning’s attack by Israeli commandos on the international aid flotilla to Gaza.
There are a number of Cork activists on the convoy including Dr. Fintan Lane who is onboard the Challenger 1 which is one of the vessels attacked this morning. Cllr. Tynan has expressed concern for their safety.
Cllr. Tynan said that while Minister Micheál Martin had visited Palestine recently and had criticised Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people this was no longer enough and it was now time to isolate Israel as the pariah state that it is following its attack on a humanitarian aid convoy.
“Words of condemnation are no longer enough from Minister Martin and he must stop the Israeli embassy in Dublin being used as a mouthpiece to justify international terrorism. Israel recently used Irish passports and those of other nations in order to carry out a cold-blooded assassination – several of the other countries involved have broken off relations with Israel but not Ireland. We now have peaceful Irish aid workers being put directly in the firing line by Israel in this heinous attack on the aid flotilla and it is time to take off the kid gloves with which Israel is being treated”, said Cllr. Tynan.
The attack by Israel on an unarmed merchant ship in International waters is an act of Piracy!
The killing of civilians an act of cold bloodied Murder
I am once again totally disgusted by the state of israel.
I urge people to stop buying Israeli produce.
The Israel Nation is now thoroughly exposed [inappropriate comment edited by moderator]. We have only to remember that they used white phosphorus on defenceless Palestine children and we subsequently saw a Palestine woman and child evicted from their home to make way for an Israel family that were filmed waiting at the end of the same street, while the eviction took place. The sad aspect of all the rottenness is that when the white Phosphorus was used, all the then British Foreign Secretary could say was, “that he was concerned”. Are we to expect more of the same from the new administration in response to this latest atrocity?
The attack on the defenceless humanitarian effort should be vigorously condemned by all right thinking peoples and the people that participated and organised the aid should be applauded for their heroic efforts in trying to bring humanitarian aid to the people under siege.
Finally the people who lost their lives must be defended for the price they paid for their heroic efforts and any attempt by Israel psychologically trained mouthpieces to put a stopper in our mouths should be resisted and exposed as blatant face saving propaganda to justify murder.
My heart felt condolences to the family’s bereaved
RTE is reporting the Israeli claims unchallenged in their updates.
Israelis continued firing live rounds after the white flag was raised.
I have to use a pseudonym because it is not wise to criticise Israel, for all sorts of reasons. This fact makes the frustration felt by people all over the world all the more intense. This will lead at some point to an enormous international reaction against the ongoing, intolerable and very effective genocide against the Palestinians - something we know about in this unfortunate country. Hopefully, this horrendous event will be the trigger for that reaction.
The boarding apparently took place in international waters. This means that European calls for the Israelis to investigate are seriously misguided, and indeed, are a fig-leaf to cover the impotence of the European Union, which tolerates Israel's genocide.
It is for the international community to investigate this international incident, and under no circumstances should Israel be asked to investigate.
I will use my full name and area of residence and will openly criticise Israel. You shouldn't feel threatened into hiding your identity 'unabletospeak'. Expel the Israeli ambassador now. The EU and UN must begin a campaign of boycott, sanctions and divestment. This type of aggression, sadly, is the norm for Palestinians.
Enough is enough - time to punish Israel for its crimes. Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere.
At its meeting this morning Sligo County Council agreed to suspend Standing Orders to consider an emergency motion tabled by Cllr Declan Bree.
The motion read: “That Sligo County Council condemns in the strongest possible terms the slaughter of International human rights activists by the Israeli military and further we request our Government to sever all diplomatic relations with the Israeli regime.”
The motion was unanimously adopted by the Council
“The boarding of the Turkish boat IHH and the murder of up to 18 innocent aid workers/peace activists in International waters by Israeli armed forces must be condemned unreservedly by all right thinking countries and peoples”, the General Secretary of Republican Sinn Féin, Josephine Hayden said on May 31.
“Israeli commandos attacked the convoy of aid workers in international waters without regard to international law or humanitarian principles. No amount of propaganda can hide the fact that this was cold-blooded murder carried out to further isolate the people of Gaza.
“All right-thinking countries should withdraw their diplomatic representatives immediately in protest at this war crime. We urge to the people of Ireland to show their disgust at this unwarranted attack on innocent civilian volunteers by attending protests and boycotting Israeli goods.
“The Freedom Flotilla was/is carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid, including medicines, construction materials, wood, 500 electric wheelchairs and 100 housing caravans. All the donated items will support reconstruction in Gaza after the bombardment by the rogue state of Israel in 2008/ 2009.
“Among the ships heading towards Gaza is the 1,200 tonne Irish cargo ship, the MV Rachel Corrie, which is owned by the Free Gaza Movement. The ship is carrying a cargo of cement and other vital reconstruction materials for the people of Gaza.
“This is not the first time aid convoys were attacked by Israeli forces. In June 2009 activists on board the Free Gaza Movement boat, the Spirit of Humanity, were kidnapped, arrested and deported after their boat was rammed”.
“Phone and e-mail the Israeli embassy in Dublin at 01-6680303 or 087-617-1218;
email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com”
any word on how the irish people are that were on board
Words of condemnation are useless especially when Ireland failed to use its veto to prevent them from joining the OECD.
It would be good if all countries who had citizens on the Flotilla recalled their Ambassadors and expelled their Israeli counterparts in solidarity and sympathy with those who have died and are injured.
The news of the Irish is, as far as I know: The five on the Rachel Corrie are safe. There are seven others on different ships and their fate, at present, is unknown.
More atrocities and all Ireland's useless politicians can muster is 'concern'. No outrage, no condemnation,
no consequences. What a world we live in. To hear the vile justifications of murder is galling and they will be amplified
no doubt in the coming days.
Come out today anyway, make your voice heard. Meet at the spire at 6pm and keep hassling politicians to take action, not just sheepishly condemning.
Call the Dept. of Foreign Affairs and DEMAND immediate expulsion - Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (01) 408 2938
Our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the humanitarian aid workers whose lives were cut short by Israeli piracy this morning in international waters outside the shores of the besieged Gaza strip. Nothing we say can express our horror at this crime.
We have lost contact with a fellow filmmaker from the Cooperative, who was on board the raided flotilla. Our heart goes out to his family in these difficult times.
We stand in solidarity with those courageous humanitarian aid workers who put their lives in harm's way to bring humanitarian relief to the Palestinians of Gaza. We pray for the safe and speedy return of the remaining hostages who were captured and taken to Israel.
The civilized world must live up to its declared values not just in words but deeds to protect the lives of humanitarian aid workers everywhere and to bring an end to the siege which transformed Gaza into the largest open air prison for 1.5 million Palestinians. This comes after an Israeli invasion of Gaza which killed over 1400 Palestinians, most of them women and children.
From the Filmmakers of the Amman Filmmakers Cooperative
RTE radio this morning reported that there had been communication with Denis Halliday aboard the Rachel Corrie....they were all ok and in the process of deciding whether to press on or turn around. I'm not sure if there are other Irish on other craft.
America and some EU countries are supplying Israel with arms and supporting Israeli atrocities While pretending to be outraged at their crimes.
Israel was allowed to join the OECD without protest by Ireland or the EU.
Ireland has spent millions of euro's buying Israeli weapons and ammunition for our defence forces.
our foreign minister is speaking out of both sides of his mouth.
The Israeli embassy should be shut down and the ambassador and his cronies expelled immediately and all Israeli goods banned. We should not have to wait for the lies to be played out ,we have had enough evidence of what Israel is when they murdered hundreds of Palestinian civilians.
THEY [inappropriate statement edited by moderator] should be punished for their crimes and the countries that help and support them should be exposed and boycotted.
THE PEOPLE ON THE FLOTILA ARE COURAGEOUS HEROES AND MY SINCERE SORROW GOES TO THE INTERNATIONAL MARTYRS THAT HAVE DIED FOR JUSTICE IN THIS WORLD.
WE MUST NOT LET THEM DOWN THESE ATROCITIES MUST BE STOPPED.
what has happened is a disgrace but does the irish goverment even take any notice of whats happening in that country with three injured irish citizens they should raise their voice and for all the other injured too but then our goverment never gave a damn about northern ireland when our fellow country men and women were been shot down by by the brits so why in gods name do you expect them to be any better now ,yes all countries shouls voice their disgust at the recent activities of that country lets care enough to send home their ambassador then something just might clich in their little brain as to why he was sent home
The Haaretz article on the attack (see link) has a neat picture of a beardy fellow brandishing a knife (see picture). The capition claims that this shows a guy with a knife at the time of the assault (04:00 hrs, before dawn as per SOP). Great picture for their message. But a couple of problems (apart from the fact that the guy appears to be sat down relative to the remarkably relaxed looking photographers stood behind him).
1. Daylight in the window behind the guy and the green shirt and the photographer to the right of him.
2. (see detail pic) What looks suspiciously like a photoshop line between the knife arm and the rest of the photograph.
So, clumsy fraud? You decide. Oddly my comment pointing this out did not appear on the Haaretz page. Qu'elle surprise...
Haaretz picture detail
THATS THE MESSAGE FOR MARTIN.EITHER HE REPRESENTS THIS COUNTRY WITH A COMMITMENT TO INTERNATIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS.OR VACATES HIS PRIVILEGES.
My sympathies to the families of the butchered.
Not altogether unexpected.Same program as applied to Rachel Corrie with the dozer blade.Cow them and reduce their determination.
Well my name is already down for future crew,and this only makes me more willing to participate.No, I dont have a death wish,but to stand by and tolerate this without reacting is moral death,ie reduction of the human to the simian,the level of the yellow cretins who carried out and ordered these crimes.And if they confiscate MV Rachel Corrie we replace it with a shagging curragh, if thats all we can assemble,name it as Rachel III, and head back in.
My name is in the hat,I have no trouble with being identified.I work off the presumption they have us all on drone-scope.But I also enjoy making them go to the trouble,little and all as it will probably take them.Shalom.
Either Martin or Zvrony has to go or this so called republic is dead.
Protests around Ireland after Israeli attack on Gaza flotilla (wsm)
Protests are to take place in Dublin, Sligo, Galway, Belfast, Derry, Monaghan & Cork today against the act of international piracy by the Israeli military last night when they attacked a flotilla bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza .
Call for action from activist Caoimhe Butterly (Gaza TV News).
The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
- Israel forces attack Freedom Gaza flotilla - Activists critically injured
- Israeli warships harass Gaza Flotilla in International Waters
-Israeli War Ships approaching Freedom Flotilla to Gaza in international
- Gaza Freedom Flotilla in final stages of trip
Call for Demonstrations Following Attack on Free Gaza - IMC-ISRAEL
*Call for demonstrations in all countries in the world against Israeli embassies **the People's Committees in Palestine call you to demonstrations of anger against Israeli terrorism and criminality. Let the third International intifada uprising Against terrorism and the occupation.*.
The Israeli army decided to execute a surprise maneuver and attack the boats at night and in the north near Cyprus in International waters and then board the boats and take them to the northern port of Haifa. In doing so they committed a massacre of unarmed civilians to add to the hundreds of massacres committed before but this time they have really gone way too far and alienated the international community with this horrendous crime.
flotilla massacre - IMC-EMC updates - International Middle East Media Center
Cowen calls for inquiry into Israeli attack
Israeli commando raid on Gaza aid convoy kills 10
Attack is act of 'state terrorism' - Turkey
RTE link to vid and audio
Israel kills 19 internationals at sea - the flotilla massacre
Solidarity with Gaza freedom flotilla
Derek Graham from Co Mayo officially names the MV Rachel Corrie before it left Dundalk harbour for Gaza. The ship was delayed in Malta and escaped today?s raid by Israeli commandos. (times)
Huge protests in Isanbul against Israeli lies and assisination of its countries human rights activists murdered this morning in International waters
Caption: Video Id: dlQfsV0lS_c Type: Youtube Video
Call for action from activist Caoimhe Butterly (Gaza TV News).
Kudos to hugo chavez for being the only leader with the balls to do this so far. He did it after the Israeli attack on Gaza. We should do it now after this horrible violent and unjustified attack on civilians on board humanitarian aid ships in international waters
you are so correct - that pic is so obviously suffering a bad case of photoshopping - which just proves that hen push comes to shove, the so-called leftists at Haaretz are no better than their more openly racist fellow-countrymen and women - all of them are prepared to tell outright lies in order to protect their pathetic little Zionist shithole called Israel
Unless they are openly espousing Jewish-racial-supremacist sentiments, then there is no such thing as 'an Honest Zionist' - the only honest Zionists are the openly disgustingly-racist ones
Letter to Dr Zion Evrony, Israeli Ambassador to Ireland - on earlier calls for expulsion of Israeli ambassador to Ireland
Spain summons Israeli ambassador over Gaza flotilla raid
Spain, which holds the rotating EU presidency, summoned Israel's ambassador on Monday over an "unacceptable" deadly raid on an aid ship flotilla bound for Gaza, the foreign ministry said.
Israel's ambassador "has been summoned and will be received by the head of staff" for Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, the ministry said.
Spain, which holds the European Union's presidency until the end of June, slammed the a deadly Israeli operation on the aid convoy as "unacceptable", the ministry added.
IMC-UK feature - Israel kills 10+ on Free Gaza Flotilla taking aid to Gaza
with nazi octupus image
for latest updates see the #FLOTILLAFREEDOM tag on TWITTER
Strange report from the guardian - Did Twitter censor the #flotilla hashtag following the Israel attack? http://tinyurl.com/2wypwvt
"It is to the ordinary working people of the world that the Palestinians must turn with a call for action. The international working class movement should condemn this horrific act and the greater atrocity of the blockade of the one million people of Gaza since June 2007.
Our elementary duty is to demonstrate against the atrocities in Gaza and to launch direct action to isolate and undermine the Zionist rogue state that has turned Gaza into an open air concentration camp and is systematically attempting to oust the Palestinian people from their own land on the West Bank and in Jerusalem.
These actions should include a total workers’ blockade of Israel: by dockers, airline workers and all those working on orders and projects which sustain the Zionist state economically, militarily or culturally. At the same time, solidarity must be maintained with all Israelis who condemn their state’s actions and express support for the rights of the Palestinians."
Full statement - http://www.fifthinternational.org/content/statement-mur...tilla
The Euro-Med Agreement needs to be suspended and an apartheid style boycott of Israel should be put in place.
recent reports on the medialens message board ( http://www.medialens.org/alerts/ )
suggest this was planned. PressTV are showing video evidence apparently
"PressTV reporting a Turkish source as claiming that Israel had prepared a list names of people to assassinate on board the ship.
They are showing aerial footage of shots fired from a helicopter gun ship onto the deck of the ship picking off individuals."
They were BRINGING AID AND MUCH NEEDED ASSISTANCE TO PALESTINE,!YES PALESTINE NOT ISREAL!WHY DID THEY HAVE TO GET OVER INVOLVED?WHY IS IT THEIR ISSUE,WHY IS IT THEIR BUSINESS,DON'T THEY HAVE AN ECONOMY OF THEIR OWN?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!!WHY ARE THEY SO HOSTILE???WHY DID THEY HAVE TO SHOOT PEOPLE TRYING TO HELP,AND IN TURN HAVE A GREATER BENEFIT TO PEACE RELATIONS IN PALESTINE AND ''ISRAEL''.?!As per usual isreal backed,by many nations with financial gains,support israel,NOT OPENLY OF COURSE,JUST LOOK AT BRITAIN AND ALL THE FINANCIAL TIES THERE AND THE U.S.A!Palestinians do what they have to do every day,there are farmer's who do not even own their own land,there are unrealistic curfews on people,who are not allowed by the isreali army to even forage for food,and people who do not live in these circumstances do not UNDERSTAND!
ISRAEL IS THE CRIMINAL STATE!
and excellent article below by Jonathan Cook on the media's curious ineffectiveness during such crises.
( oh and, just ignore Clanrickard. He's a politics.ie far-right troll. )
Israel's Attack on Us All
Posted by Keith-264 on May 31, 2010, 5:52 pm
Raid on the Gaza Flotilla
By JONATHAN COOK
It is quite astounding that Israel has been able to create over the past 12 hours a news blackout, just as it did with its attack on Gaza 18 months ago, into which our main media organisations have willingly allowed Israeli spokespeople to step in unchallenged.
How many civilians were killed in Israel’s dawn attack on the Gaza-bound flotilla of aid? We still don’t know. How many wounded? Your guess is as good as mine. Were the aid activists armed with guns? Yes, says Israel. Were they in cahoots with al-Qaeda and Hamas? Certainly, says Israel. Did the soldiers act reasonably? Of course, they faced a lynch, says Israel. Ctd...."
Below are posted 2 enlargements of the picture Pixel8 posted earlier - the enlarged area shows the hand of the 'jihadi' armed with a knife which the Nazi-like israelis photoshopped into the picture - pay attention to the area just to the right of the thumb of the photoshopped 'jihadi' - i have circled it in red in the pic below - it shows a very strange light-flesh coloured group of pixels which have no business being there.
This to my mind is proof that the pic is a bad photoshop effort - however i would like to definitively confirm this - so that none of the Zio-racists that frequently troll this site can credibly claim otherwise
to this end i obtained the source code to a program called 'jpegquality by a hacker called Neal Krawetz. Here is a brief article discussing what the program does and how it does it - http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2007/08/researchers-ana/
The source code is here - http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/files/jpe...y.txt
I compiled the source code using the supplied commands, but have been unable to successfully manage to make it run - If anyone out there has enough C and unix knowledge to make this run could you please post instructions/results here -
We need to show these Zio-racist photoshopping propaganda peddlers at Harretz for the blatant lying shameless whores that they are
Enlargement with weird area circled in red
bad Isaeli photoshop - further enlargement of weird extra flesh-coloured pixels to the right of the thumb
There are still israelis who are building housing in palestine,they palestinians have no choice but to bear arms and take fight and join these radical groups,what alternative has been laid out for them,israel has given palestinians no room to manouvere,therefore the war will continue,until there is AN ACT OF TRUST.
[post edited by moderator to remove inappropriate reference]
I looked at the pictures you posted without reading the text first, and instantly thought you were a pro-Israeli troll, posting obviously photoshopped 'evidence' of violent protestors. I should have read the text first. The worst part is (apart from the attempt to use lies to justify murder) is that its not even a decent attempt at photoshop.
I've also left a comment on Harretz, yet to be published.
The video below shows Al Jazeera correspondent reporting immediately after the the israeli attack, saying that the Israelis started firing after a white flag had been raised
It also show the putrid Mark Regev, Official Israeli Gov't Professional Liar, telling lie after lie about the reasons for the murder of the unarmed civilians by the Israeli Zio-Racist murder-squad - truly vomit inducing
Caption: Video Id: tKAc83h9PjY Type: Youtube Video
Mark Regev - Official israeli Gov
So before we get swamped by Contrarian's pathetic pseudo-'objectivity' bullshit, let’s reiterate a few simple facts, supplied by the best Middle East reporter bar none, JONATHAN COOK :
* Israeli soldiers invaded these ships in international waters, breaking international law, and, in killing civilians, committed a war crime. The counter-claim by Israeli commanders that their soldiers responded to an imminent “lynch” by civilians should be dismissed with the loud contempt it deserves.
* The Israeli government approved the boarding of these aid ships by an elite unit of commandos. They were armed with automatic weapons to pacify the civilians onboard, but not with crowd dispersal equipment in case of resistance. Whatever the circumstances of the confrontation, Israel must be held responsible for sending in soldiers and recklessly endangering the lives of all the civilians onboard, including a baby and a Holocaust survivor.
* Israel has no right to control Gaza’s sea as its own territorial waters and to stop aid convoys arriving that way. In doing so, it proves that it is still in belligerent occupation of the enclave and its 1.5 million inhabitants. And if it is occupying Gaza, then under international law Israel is responsible for the welfare of the Strip’s inhabitants. Given that the blockade has put Palestinians there on a starvation diet for the past four years, Israel should long ago have been in the dock for committing a crime against humanity.
Add to these facts the other important fact that the Zio-Racist Israelis are almost pathologically incapable of uttering a truthful statement because they know that truly decent people the world over would be horrified if they knew the true depths of racist depravity which haunt the sick twisted psyche of the average Jewish Israeli citizen
What choice do these people have?
Some people are not even living life.
Israel as always have an over reaction.
When will things change with israel in the way.
that knife type is associated mainly with Yemen, not Turkey - The Israeli photoshoppers probably just took the first image they found after searching google for 'arab dagger'
Some of these prisoners wearing black shamrocks....
no, really. occam's razor. it's much, much more likely they took a random photo of an angry arab armed with a knife and stuck it in there. the photo's gone from the link you posted below and there's no pixellation or discontinuities in the shading.
I thought you meant that the pic was not P'shopped at all - Now that i understand you, your explanation seems more likely - they p'shopped the whole figure of the 'jihadi' looking guy, not just the knife itself
- Israel accused of state terrorism after assault on flotilla carrying Gaza aid (guardian)
At least nine activists killed and dozens more wounded by Israeli naval commandos
The Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who ordered the recall of the country's ambassador to Israel, described the operation as "state terrorism" and said Israel had violated international law. "We are not going to remain silent in the face of this inhumane state terrorism," he said.
The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, described the storming of the flotilla as a "massacre" and called for three days of national mourning.
- Interview: At Least 15 Dead After Israel Attacks Gaza-Bound Aid Flotilla (democracy now)
(audio with Amy Goodman and Adam Shapiro)
Just before being kidnapped by Israel, Huwaida Arraf, Free Gaza Movement chairperson and delegation co-coordinator on this voyage, stated that: "No one could possibly believe that our small boat constitutes any sort of threat to Israel. We carry medical and reconstruction supplies, and children’s toys. Our passengers include a Nobel peace prize laureate and a former U.S. congressperson. Our boat was searched and received a security clearance by Cypriot Port Authorities before we departed, and at no time did we ever approach Israeli waters."
- Live coverage from al jazeera
- Flotilla Activists Disembarking at the Ashdod Port (black shamrock activist taken into custody)
- Turkey: Protests over raid on aid flotilla (Euronews - no comment)
- Criticism mounts over Israel’s flotilla raid (euronews vid)
Israel’s storming of humanitarian aid ships bound for Gaza has been condemned by both diplomatic friends and foes alike.
- Irish demos
Galway demo at M&S
Belfast Protest in solidarity with the Freedom Flotilla
Protest in Cork today at Israeli massacre
Éirígí Sligeach's Photos - Palestinian demo Sligo May 31 2010
dublin - Protests held in Ireland over Israeli attack (irish times)
About 1,700 people have attended a demonstration in Dublin this evening against the Israeli attack on an aid ship bound for Gaza.
Earlier today, Taoiseach Brian Cowen called for an international inquiry into the attack which left 10 pro-Palestinian activists dead.
- International demo
Paris clashes near Israeli Embassy, tear gas used
Hundreds of people in Paris are clashing with police near the Israeli Embassy after blocking traffic to protest a deadly commando raid on ships carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.
Irish Black Shamrock flotilla member taken into custody
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Turkey: Protests over raid on aid flotilla (Euronews - no comment)
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Flotilla Activists Disembarking at the Ashdod Port (black shamrock activist taken into custody)
George Galloway on Israel attacking Freedom Flotilla headed to Gaza Strip - 16 Dead
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George Galloway on Israel attacking Freedom Flotilla headed to Gaza Strip - 16 Dead
"Can a lunatic state like Israel be trusted with 200 nuclear weapons?" - Finklestein
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Interview with Norman Finkelstein: Israel is a “Lunatic State”
Israeli commandos with paintball guns being chucked aff Mavi Mamara... WTF
"The only 2 countries to expel their Israeli ambassadors when the bombardment began were Venezuala and Bolivia. Now the only 2 countries to recall their ambassodors from Israel have been Turkey and Sweden, but it is not enough...."
Tariq Ali speaking at the London protest against the massacre of the flotilla outside Gaza
Gaza protest 31 May 2010: Speeches at Downing Street
"The only 2 countries to expel their Israeli ambassadors when the bombardment began were Venezuala and Bolivia. Now the only 2 countries to recall their ambassodors from Israel have been Turkey and Sweden, but it is not enough...."
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Tariq Ali speaking at the London protest against the massacre of the flotilla outside Gaza
The ship was attacked in International waters by The Israeli pirates ! The people on board were kidnapped and brought to Israel.
The events that lead to the death and injury of the activists and possible injury Israeli pirates are because the pirates boarded the ship the activists were defended their ship!!!!! The reputation of the IDF precedes them,
Former Irish president and ex—UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson and Nobel-winning Elders including former South African president Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu condemned as “completely inexcusable” the deadly Israeli attack on a flotilla carrying aid for Gaza...
Nobel-winning Elders deplore Gaza flotilla attack
The Elders group of past and present world leaders, including former South African president Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, on Monday condemned as “completely inexcusable” the deadly Israeli attack on a flotilla carrying aid for Gaza.
At least 10 people are reported to have been killed when Israeli commandos raided the boats on Monday in an operation that has drawn international condemnation.
“The Elders have condemned the reported killing by Israeli forces of more than a dozen people who were attempting to deliver relief supplies to the Gaza Strip by sea,” the 12—member group said in a statement issued in Johannesburg, where it met over the weekend.
The group, which was launched by Mr. Mandela on his birthday in 2007 to try to solve some of the world’s most intractable conflicts, called for a “full investigation” of the incident and urged the UN Security Council “to debate the situation with a view to mandating action to end the closure of the Gaza Strip.” “This tragic incident should draw the world’s attention to the terrible suffering of Gaza’s 1.5 million people, half of whom are children under the age of 18,” the group said.
Get live updates from Al-Jazeera live stream at http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/
Al Jazeera had 7 people on the ship that was attacked, they have no news from them, they dont know if they are alive or dead. Al Jazeera is demanding info be given on their condition. They are the reporters whose video appears in the main page of this feature
Mary Robinson, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu condemn massacre
Al Jazeera live stream re flotilla massacre- 7 A-J reporters were on board, no word if alive or dead
It said on the Pat Kenny show that the Rachel Corrie is now sailing towards Tripoli? Does anyone know the latest on where she is headed?
- Israeli Navy preparing for arrival of Rachel Corrie - 'Next time we'll use more force' (jerusalem post)
Israel will use more aggressive force in the future to prevent ships from breaking the sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, a top Navy commander told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.
"We boarded the ship and were attacked as if it was a war," the officer said. "That will mean that we will have to come prepared in the future as if it was a war."
two ships, including The Rachel Corrie, were expected to attempt to enter Israeli waters in the coming days.
“Introducing the MV Rachel Corrie” (free gaza site)
photos - http://www.freegaza.org/en/home/56-news/1164-introducin...orrie
- RTE - FRONT LINE
Watch from 42 minutes in of last nights FRONT LINE SHOW on Irish state tv for the deputy Israeli minister to Ireland and Palestinian envoy to Ireland discuss the issues. Incredibly, she tries to justify the actions which resulted in 20 deaths, by saying that the ship was armed. A collection of knives were found on board, of course the...re were, a ship carrying 600 people has to feed all those people, and what do you think does the chopping... yes, knives. Thankfully The palestinian man has been around the block and showed up her and her state for what they are - lying murdering pirates who carried out illegal act of war and piracy...
Viva the Rachel Corrie, bear bua to all those on board, having to take the brave stand to call to sail on, knowing that ahead is where your comrades were slain...
- Dublin Protests Against Israeli Murders on Gaza Flotilla 31-05-2010
The government must ensure that the Rachel Corrie does not have the same fate meated out to it as its comrades. Imagine what the people on that boat are thinking at present...
- Thousands marched in solidarity with the Humanitarian Flotilla attacked by Israel (photo essay)
# Nine News: Ray Colgan reports that over 1,000 joined a protest march from Dublin city centre to the Israeli embassy
MV Rachel Corrie - International community must ensure saftety for this boat and all her crew
Thousands marched in solidarity with the Humanitarian Flotilla attacked by Israel
Dr HIkmat Ajjuri - Palestinian envoy to Ireland - puts the Israeli deputy ambassador to Ireland in her place on last nights FRONT LINE
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Dublin Protests Against Israeli Murders on Gaza Flotilla
...your true colours are being tested.....we await your response. The trump card is America, unless they do the necessary, this will be just another statistic against humanity, until the next one. Israel does not care.
The mate on board of Challenger 1, 27th May 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONeslRGR2pQ
Here is my video of the flotilla massacre protest which took place at the israeli embassy in dublin on 31st may 2010, enjoy
Al Jazeera are reporting at least 9 deaths and dozens injured. Their reporter was on board so for now we are using their figure. Press tv were reporting 20. It's looking like that figure was wrong. We'll update if necessary when we get a more reliable figure.
Latest news updates
Audio - "What they are doing in Gaza is slow genocide" Derek Graham speaking from Rachel Corrie this morning
Irish radio interview with MV Rachel Corrie - Derek Graham, an activist aboard the Rachel Corrie, says it is more vital than ever now that the humanitarian aid makes it to the people of Gaza
radio post is one of many from this mornings radio news in Ireland
Related news article at http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0602/mideast.html
Brian Cowen (Irish head of state, taoiseach) calls for Israeli restraint (RTE today)
includes audio links
Israel to release detained activists (RTE yesterday)
- Israel begins deporting activists taken from flotilla
- Cowen demands safe passage for Irish ship
IDF Information Blockade Fails: Growing Number of Flotilla Survivors Debunk IDF’s Massacre Story
First off, video evidence shows that the IDF fired the first shots — and in international waters
RTE radio this morning - Shane Dillon, the first of the Irish activists to be deported, says the activists put up little resistance when their boats were boarded
Link from RTE news article - http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0602/mideast.html
Shane Dillon, The mate on board of Challenger 1, 27th May 2010
Shane Dillon, Mate on Challenger 1 talks about his personal reasons for working with FreeGaza. His brother Owen Dillon, uilleannpiper with Kila, has written a song
Global Condemnation of Israeli Armed Attack on Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla: At Least 10 Dead, Hundreds Remain in Detention - DEMOCRACY NOW
youtube vid in 4 parts
1 of 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qyZwYo0xD8
2 of 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9njCaODBuM
3 of 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOJb423FEEc
4 of 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItIIw5HCgTk
Original source with full transcript- http://www.democracynow.org/2010/6/1/global_condemnatio...ttack
Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.
http://electronicintifada.net/ + blog - http://aliabunimah.posterous.com/
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Global Condemnation of Israeli Armed Attack on Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla #1
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Global Condemnation of Israeli Armed Attack on Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla #2
Czech camera man describes beating of Irish activist in Israeli prison
German activists, including 2 parliamentarians, on board the Gaza-bound flotilla question details of the Israeli attack.
Ιnterview with Greek Aristides Papadokostopoulos, who was on board the “Free Mediterranean”
This posted up earlier on the YNet news site. Full of the usual omissions of correct info from the israeli side :S
Nicaragua suspended diplomatic ties with Israel on Tuesday in protest at Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla that killed nine people, President Daniel Ortega's office said.
"Nicaragua suspends from today its diplomatic relations with the government of Israel," communications chief Rosario Murillo said in a statement read on Radio Ya.
Managua "underscored the illegal nature of the attack on a humanitarian mission in clear violation of international and humanitarian law," added Murillo, who doubles as poetess and first lady.
Nicaragua reiterated its support for the Palestinian people and urged an end to the blockade on the Gaza Strip.
via TWEET- http://twitter.com/avinunu/status/15255756130
Ambassador pulls out of committee
Swedish Port workers union seeks the blockade of all Israeli ships and goods to and from Israel. The reason is Israel's attacks against ships in the Ship to Gaza, which claimed nine lives and nearly 30 injured.
"This is our position. We want those responsible brought to justice and that the blockade of Gaza is lifted, "said League chairman Bjorn Borg.
It is unclear how many ships are involved, but the union is not about any significant amounts of freight.
"It's mostly on fruit from Israel, and industrial products in exports from Sweden,"said Castle.
The blockade is effective from midnight on Tuesday, June 15 and expected to continue until midnight on Thursday 24 June.
TWEET - http://twitter.com/climatecaravan/status/15270203532
Trade unions in the blockade against Israel - http://tinyurl.com/2ulmwhs
Fackförbund i blockad mot Israel - http://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/fackforbund-i-blockad-...15879
South Africa to Recall Its Ambassador to Israel Over Gaza Flotilla Raid
This follows on from Nicaraguas cutting of political ties on tuesday. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3897773,00.html
When can we expect the Irish government to follow suit, incidently, I think they are being strong in this difficult situation but should be stronger and kick Zion Evrony out until the siege is lifted. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2010/0602/....html
If the Rachel Corrie gets through, and theres a good chance she will as world opinion rolls in behind her and an international day of action to break the siege is called for saturday http://www.breaksiege.com/call-for-action-global-day-to...iege/ well then, mr Evrony will be back soon, so he can explain his countries illagal murdering, pirating and all the rest...
Viva Rachel Corrie, Viva Gaza, Viva Pachamama
Way past time.If Micky mouse Martin had squeeked at the passport scam the IDF might have been more careful with its stupid clumsy and homicidal interception.If any harm comes to the MV Rachel its at Martin's door.I reckon he bears responsibility by negligence of responsibility for those lost over the Marmara lunacy.
An Algerian activist, who gave her name as Sabrina, revealed that Israeli troops pointed their gun at a one-year-old Turkish child in front of his parents to force the captain of the Mavi Marmara to stop sailing.
Many reports have emerged from among the 124 activists who crossed over into Amman, Jordan, yesterday.
In an interview with Sky News, IT professional Hasan Nowarah, from Glasgow, described the moments as the Israeli troops descended on the ship.
"All you could see was screaming and bullets. Out of the blue as I looked around our ship, all I could see were hundreds of Zodiacs. Hundreds of Zodiacs full of soldiers, and big ships, lots of ships, and I believe as well submarines in the sea."
Kuwaiti MP Walid Al Tabtabai said the Israelis were "brutal and arrogant".
"Israelis roughed up and humiliated all of us, women, men and children," he said.
Algerian Izzeddine Zahrour said Israeli authorities "deprived us of food, water and sleep and we weren't allowed to use the toilet".
"It was an ugly kidnapping and subsequently bad treatment in Israeli jail," he said.
"They handcuffed us, pushed us around and humiliated us," Egyptian MP Hazem Farouq, who was also on the boat, said and added what he witnessed on the ship "defied his imagination".
"It was hell on the sea. I saw Israeli soldiers killing activists in cold blood and then walking on their bodies," Farouq, who was one of more than 700 activists aboard the Freedom Flotilla attacked by Israeli commandos, said on Tuesday in Cairo.
"The Israeli soldiers sprayed bullets as if they were a mafia in an American film."
Sarah Colborne, director of campaigns and operations at the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, who was also on board the Mavi Marmara, described scenes of chaos on the ship in the moments after the Israelis boarded. Insisting that no one on board the boat was armed, she said the attack was an act of piracy and a “massacre”. At one point, she saw a man being shot dead by an Israeli commando. She said:
video - British survivor tells of Israeli assault on Gaza aid ship
Sarah Colborne, the first British survivor of the Israeli assault on the Mavi Marmara aid ship to return to Britain, insists troops fired live ammunition at unarmed activists
related article - British survivor of Gaza flotilla raid: 'Israelis ignored SOS calls'
Sarah Colborne said pleas for aid were dismissed by the troops who fired rounds at the activists and handcuffed medical staff
Bulent Yildirm, head of Foundation of Humanitarian Relief (IHH), claims that the commandos fired indiscriminately, and even that some activists were thrown into the sea. He says the death toll is higher than announced.
Turkish officials are trying to verify the lists and account for all the people on the boats.
Rachel Corrie has taken a break to get better live streaming and vid recording devices installed. World pressure is mounting in rage which is being directed in breaking the illegal siege. Maybe its because Ecuador, South Africa, Nicaragua and Turkey have already cut political ties with the rogue regime that is the present Israeli state or maybe its because one of the confirmed dead was actually a young man from the US who had 4 bullets fired into his head from close range, what ever it is world pressure from below is starting to finally show results, as we see a change of direction from Israeli administration... We will see.
Eitherway there will be more massive protests this Saturday all over the world as part of a Global Day to Break Israeli Siege, and we hope that that will coincide with the Rachel Corrie entering Gaza after the UN have checked the boats cargo and accompany it into port... Once again, the eyes of the world are looking to little Ireland. We boldly kicked down one rotten unjust empire, its time to do it again.
Viva Rachel Corrie, Viva Gaza, Viva Pachama
Irish aid ship delays voyage to Gaza
The day the world became Gaza, By Ali Abunimah
U.S. Citizen Was Among the Dead on the Gaza Flotilla
via - http://tinyurl.com/23nbdfl
Under U.S. pressure, Netanyahu may ease Gaza siege
Prime Minister willing to consider easing naval blockade on Gaza, while border crossings will remain closed.
The US administration is standing behind Israel, even if public opinion is not [AFP]
Video interview on Al Jazeera has just come in, a live interview with Jamal ElShayyal, Al Jazeera's reporter who was speaking on the live stream from the Mavi Marmara untill the line was cut by Israeli soldiers. In that stream he stated that already 2 people on the boat were dead, that they were hit before the soldiers landed on the boat, that one had been shot from above, from a helicopter. He said yes people defended themselves with iron bars, he saw no one using knives. 3 soldiers were taken prisoner by the people on board, when the firefight got worse, they let them go but took their pistols away from them (other report said these were dumped overboard). He said there was a lot of firing.
His treatment in captivity was very bad, as were the others. 3 injured people were not seen to for upto 3 hours, by which time they were dead, despite requests from the people on board. hands were tied for 24 hours, no access to lawyer or british council, told to piss in his pants...
Interview with Al Jazeera's Jamal ElShayyal: One of the passengers on the Mavi Marmara
The earlier vid, the last live stream, amidst the violence and chaos
Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal, on board the Mavi Marmara, said Israeli troops had used live ammunition during the operation.
Al Jazeera's Jamal ElShayyals interviews - after and during the Mavi Marmara massacre
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I admit and want to share a slight niggling doubt that our Irish solidarity and perhaps even "national pride" is adding to the honed, psychological warfare adept, media machine spin of the Israeli state, zionists and all who wish to maintain and obfuscate the reality of the apartheid state; its purpose as a US imperialist proxy in the middle East & its undoubtedly (& sickeningly ironic) continued stimulus to anti-semitism ( for both loyal jewish stater and arab muslim are as barbarian as briefly was ulster catholics versus ulster protestants gig )
The original Rachel Corrie was murdered by the IDF on the 16th of March 2003 just 3 days before the start of the illegal war in Iraq.
A lot of people might think that the MV before the name of the ship now bearing her name, which they perhaps recognise as coming before all the boats of the Eire state's little navy is gaeilge for some't.
It simply means "motor vehicle" and is assigned to any boat which is powered by "an Internal combustion engine, usually a diesel", as opposed I suppose to nuclear power, slave drawn oars or hot winds. It's good to know what we deal with. & yes - a pedal powered craft would probably in an ideal world get the international maritime classification "PP".
We need to understand ( I believe ) the resonance of the name of the last ship on route to Gaza and in doing so contemplate the names on the other ships which were victims of piracy.
Challenger (1 & 2) were tazered, Eleftheri Mesogeios ( "=free mediteranean") and Sfendoni ( "=slingshot" )
were likewise treated and similarly impounded, their crew & passengers taken hostage and their property stolen.
Gazze ( =Gaza) the smaller Turkish vessel was simply named after its hoped for destination.
Defne Y (=Laurel as in leaf ) was a small ship which inocous though its name has seen a similar fate as her partners in the convoy.
the boat of death was of course as we know the biggest, Mavi Marmara (= Marmara Sea = that little inland bit of water which marks the natural frontier between the continents of Europe and Asia in what is now the Turkish state)
Rachel Corrie 1979 - 2003 - if her state ("the states") had been sterner, she might have been one of the last deaths for Palestine.
Back in our Shell to Sea Flotilla days, I was informed by a knowledgeable comrade that when it came to naming the illustrious individual canoes and dinghies of our valorous (and unarmed, except with the will and loving support of the community) Flotilla, that the apprporiate term to use to prefix each name was PV (Paddle Vessel), in order to keep with the convention of the merchant marine prefix MV (Motor Vessel). This is what I was told anyhow, after I'd used much more cumbersome prefixes in reporting the Flotilla's first major action against Shell's War Boats and ancillary watercraft.
I have always understood told that in nautical usage 'MV' stands for 'Marine Vessel.'
I stand corrected. It was a nice conceit though...
Last nights Gaza solidarity demo in Dublin saw a live satellite connection with MV RACHEL CORRIE, followed by sleep out which, as the Irish Times has reported, Shut the embassy down for the night.
There was a sleep out outside the Israeli Embassy last night after yesterdays demo. And with modern communication technology Denis Halliday, presently on board the MV Rachel Corrie, spoke live to the crowd through a live satellite linkup.
Richard Boyd Barrett said “Here in Ireland, we must demand that our Government takes genuine action against Israel. Words of criticism or a rap over the knuckles from Micheál Martin are not enough. The Israeli ambassador should be expelled from this country and all trade and diplomatic links with Israel must be severed.”
Great to see more and more anger rising all over the country and that saturday looks like it will be a huge day of protest in Ireland, with planned protests in the coming days in Strabane, Gorey, New Ross, Belfast, Sligo, Waterford, Ennis, Limerick, Cork, Belfast and Dublin.
Keep it going Ireland, the eyes of the world are again focusing on our little island, a special boat, and an utterly brave crew...
full report with links to other reports and photos at http://www.indymedia.ie/article/96831
vid - Israel Embassy Protest, Dublin Ireland. June 3rd 2010
Freedom Flotilla: Irish on the way home (via Istanbul) / Audio of Shane Dillon / Dublin Demo on Sat
AUDIO - Freedom Flotilla deportee Shane Dillon's press conference in The Central Hotel - http://www.ipsc.ie/multimedia/IPSC_Press_Conference_02-...2010_(ShaneDillon_FredaHughes_ChrisAndrews_%20MarkDaly).mp3
Yesterdays Democracy Now feature
http://www.democracynow.org/shows/2010/6/3 (or at http://www.democracynow.org/ if first link is not yet registered)
# Flotilla Passengers Huwaida Arraf of Free Gaza Movement and Retired Army Col. Ann Wright Respond to Israeli Claims on Deadly Assault
http://www.democracynow.org/2010/6/3/huwaida (full transcript included)
Huwaida Arraf, chairperson of the Free Gaza Movement, and retired US Col. Ann Wright were on the flotilla when it was attacked. They join us to describe the assault and their subsequent detention in Israeli prison. We also speak to Sawsan Zaher, a staff attorney at Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, who interviewed many of the activists in detention.
feature vid on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQKFApb0KRw
(more reports from http://www.youtube.com/user/ThisBoyTV )
# US Student Loses Eye After Israel Fires on West Bank Protest
youtube vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DydgXmkcpw
Dublin demo for Gaza, protesters sleep outside Israeli embassy and shut it down for the night
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Israel Embassy Protest, Dublin Ireland
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DN! - Flotilla Passengers Huwaida Arraf of Free Gaza Movement and Retired Army Col. Ann Wright Respond to Israeli Claims on Deadly Assault
Freedom Flotilla deportee Shane Dillon
Below is part of an email I recieved from the petition organisors.
Will you please follow the link below, sign the petition and send the link (with the poster) to all your concerned contacts. So far over 200,000 people have signed, the target is at least a half million.
The UN, EU, and nearly every other government and multilateral organization have called on Israel to lift the blockade and, now, launch a full investigation of the flotilla raid. But without massive pressure from their citizens, world leaders might limit their response to mere words -- as they have so many times before.
Let's make the world's outcry too loud to ignore. Join the petition for an international investigation into the raid, accountability for those responsible, and an immediate end to the blockade in Gaza -- click to sign the petition, and then forward this message to everyone:
This petition reached 200,000 names in less than 24 hours, and has already had its first delivery to the UN and world leaders. To make it roar, we need to reach 500,000 and publicly deliver it again, demonstrating to those in power that sound bites and press releases aren't enough -- that citizens are paying attention and demanding action, and that the momentum is on our side.
As the EU decides whether to expand its special trade relationship with Israel, as Obama and the US Congress set next year's budget for Israeli military aid, and as neighbours like Turkey and Egypt decide their next diplomatic steps -- let's make the world's voice unignorable: it's time for truth and accountability on the flotilla raid, and it's time for Israel to comply with international law and end the siege of Gaza. Sign now and pass this message along:
© Michael Gallagher 2010
Full account of what happened on the ship and horrific images of the massacre starting to appear.
fotos from http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=174757&id=582489254
Perhaps image included is of the man reported here- He was apparently one of the first to go down, after an Israeli gun targeted the centre of his forehead from a helicopter, spilling his brains into the hands of another activist who was trying to look after him.
Gulf News reporter Abbas Al Lawati recounts flotilla attack horror...
( I think, given the circumstances, it is appropriate to give this full account as it contains invaluable insider take on things as they happened, in all the madness and panic.. If editors disagree, perhaps they could just snip the parts that arent highlighted)
From tear gas to bullets: Gunshots shattered call to prayer
"Everyone was crouching… I could hear louder bangs, see bright lights and hear helicopters," Gulf News reporter Abbas Al Lawati recounts flotilla attack horror
an Israeli gun targeted the centre of his forehead from a helicopter, spilling his brains
Turkey buries 1 of its 9 nine dead, 5 of which were shot through the head
6 peace activists are still missing. When will #Israel allow us to know what has happened to them?
British survivor of Gaza flotilla raid: 'Israelis ignored SOS calls'
• The death toll of nine is likely to rise, because some activists remain missing;
At 9.48, Israeli military reporting that the Rachel Corrie have now refused for the fourth time their call to go to Ashdod and the ship will probably be boarded now - report by Sky News. So it's likely that this tells us nothing. and more may be happening
The Rachel Corrie has been boarded by the IDF according to a report in Ha'aretz newspaper. No violence encountered
Contrary to all the Zionist lies we've heard over the past week, evidence emerges from the autopsies that the murdered activists were most likely cold-bloodedly executed. Rather than the murder victims deaths being the result of any unavoidable 'self-defence' actions carried out by the hostile and violent IDF forces, or the result of them being merely the unfortunate result of being 'caught up in the chaos', the evidence clearly points to some of their deaths being the result of cold-blooded executions carried by the IDF forces
it should also be noted that although the media have reported a figure of 9 murder victims, that figure does not include are least 6 people whose bodies are still missing
the true death toll is possibly much closer to the earlier estimated figure of 18 murder victims
In Israel this is how they treat their murdering pups...
Israeli commando who shot six passengers in aid convoy in line for medal
Im just listening to Al Jazeera live report with massacre survivors, 1 man who was shielding a shot camera man was shot through the head, bullet passed through his left cheek, smashed 6 teeth out of his head and passed out through the far side of his neck, very luckily missing all critical arteries... Sounds like the work of soldier boy above...
In the following vid report today it was stated- "The Irish government has reported that if Israel intercepted the boat, they will expel the representative in Ireland"
[Press TV Live] Israel Threatens Rachel Corrie - Update From Gaza - June 05, 2010 @ 0800GMT
Now let us see how the Irish government deals with yet another illegal jihacking in international waters, all be it under the agreement of crew knowing that resistance would mean death. Will Martin expel Zion Evrony, who has blood on his hands, as well as a bit of passport ink...
Anyway, Dennis, Mairead and all the others, thank you so much for battling with such courage, conviction and passion. Your action will inspire more and more Rachel Corries... The siege will be broken, in time, people will look back at this morning as being the last great shove before the wall of injustice comes tumbling down...
the MV Rachel Corrie was borded @ 10.45 Irish time...
IDF boards Gaza-bound ship Rachel Corrie, says crew compliant
Army says peaceful takeover takes place after Free Gaza ship reportedly ignored IDF pleas to change course.
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The Irish government has reported that if Israel intercepted the boat, they will expel the representative in Ireland
Irish at least those in Belfast seem to be one sided. First off: Israel is a sovereign country and has a legal international right to protect its borders. More than 15,000 tons of supplies reach Palestine each week with the help of Israel. Israel helped Arafat reenter Israel but people seem to forget this. Hamas is indeed a terror group in which the USA and UK refuse to deal with directly. If a flotilla of 6 large boats were 15 miles from the shores of Ireland you can bet that your country would out there boarding those boats. If a few of those people on the boats had guns and fired on Irish authorities they would be shot DEAD!
Many of you refuse to see the facts since many are racist to Jews. Many in your area are against Jews since this is how its been since the the council of Nicea in 325 ace. We all know that if Jews were catholics few would make comments. Alas, we are not. Think about this...how come Saudi Arabia and Egypt do nothing to help Palestine? The Saudi's have so much oil money but they do so little. The answer is...they are tired of all of this as terrorism is just bad for trade.
I have been to Israel and areas near Palestine and know that Israel wants to be left alone. When Mexicans come into the US with guns you Irish say nothing...hmmmm. Gaza is a tough issue that will not be solved by sending 10,000 tons of supplies that would be used up in 3 days. These "gestures" of peace are fine but those who send the supplies also broke laws. When shipping to other countries one requires bills of lading if its to be trucked in, customs and other documents to satisfy the governments. Israel did what EVERY OTHER COUNTRY would have done but you people bitch because they are "JEWS" who did it. I am tired of self righteous leftist morons who think with their groins and have only partial facts.
Israel wants to be left alone and 67% of all Jews in Israel wants Palestine to be a true country. Once this happens we will see peace (hopefully). Fighting is bad for business and all it does is support the ideology of those fighting. Palestine will never get Jerusalem for if they did few of you would be allowed to see it. Islam would restrict who gets in. Trust me..the Catholic church wants Israel to keep it. Arafat was given 97% of all he asked for during the Clinton years and he turned it down. In the mean time, Israel has a woman on PMS for a neighbor and it has a right to defend its borders and its people.
up this list of comments I left a thought on how Rachel Corrie a US Citizen moved from a victim of the IDF's collatoral accountancy to a Marine Vessel complete with flag & diplomacy which perhaps she wouldn't have enjoyed had her propellers been ship shape & she had been on-time enough to get confiscated along with the rest of the Gaza Freedom Convoy...
I've been reading English language media in addition to Spanish and Catalan coverage since this started, and was shocked to see the ambassador of Israel to the Spanish state (where I live) compare the deaths this week to road accidents on Spanish motorways. The disgust at his road kill analogy was shared in many languages today. But I'm not commenting now to explain what is common to European state's response to this story. I'm just wondering at what stage do the media pundits and spin doctors of the Israeli Apartheid state wants us to begin defining humanitarian interest & assisitance and gifts and Hamas .
I'm not going to even labour the symbolic point and dwell upon what the name Rachel Corrie means on either a dead US citizen whose family currently litigates the Israeli state or a boat whose cargo was sealed diplomatically under the jurisdiction of the Irish state.
The Zionists, and I call them such for that is exactly what they are, under let us not forget a broad and expansive umbrella which can somehow accomodate the length and breadth of Brooklyn and the castes of the Israeli state be they militarised or not, seem to want us to accept that all humanitarian aid going to Hamas by sea or *land / tunnel* goes straight to Hamas as understood as a military command structure whose sole purpose is to attack their state.
Now how did that happen?
At what stage did all the people in Gaza who need wheelchairs, medicines, toys, food, coriander, chocolate & c-e-m-e-n-t-.
are they all card carrying members?
or did the simple majority of them vote for that party to represent their territory?
Oh I suppose using that kind of logic you could say all of Ireland were Fianna Fail, both arm smugglers & a dab hand at profiteering cement & its cousin concrete - at the best of times.
I'm just wondering at what stage do the media pundits and spin doctors of the Israeli Apartheid state wants us to begin defining humanitarian interest & assisitance and gifts and Hamas .
They don't - they want all expressions of solidarity with the suffering of the Gazans, under the brutal heel of the Israelis, to be unequivocally equated with fully supporting 'Terrawrism'
Things are bad when a Zionist Troll has to refer back to the year 325AD in order to justify his racist lies and fascist bullshit - your commanding officer in Tel Aviv will be quite annoyed with you if he/she ever reads that post of yours - without doubt it was one of the most pathetic attempts at justification of Zionist Fascism that I've seen in this whole week
A more apt year for you, Herr Gruppenfurher 'Glassman', would be the year 1933 when the Zionistischen Vereinigung für Deutschland, the German Zionist Federation, sent this message to the Nazis:
No honest impartial observer could read those last 2 statements made by the Zionists and come to any other conclusion than that the Zionists were quite clearly saying to the Nazis:
You repeat your plaint that Israel '..just wants to be left alone...'.did it ever cross your thoughts that this might have been the position of the Palestinian people when Balfour decided to pull their land out from under their childrens' homes?
We Irish,whom you pack into another of your collective unities that have no existence other than as shorthand simplifications,have a little experience of trying to deal with the consequences of Britannia's blind generosity to those it's imperial elites designate as of strategic use in their Great Game.As do a few other corners of the globe.It goes some way to explain why Kevin Myers got enough traction with his decoy media herring this week of 'everyone hates us nice Brits'.
Poor Kev,its actually just his posturing self-promotion we hate.
Israel foreign affairs minister Isaac Herzog (labor) speaking live on Irish radio - There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza....
UN relief agency worker Chris Gunness would beg to differ. In this vid interview he slams Israel... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyJfd4EjiXg
Latest UN news - Security Council calls for prompt, impartial probe into deadly Gaza convoy incident
Now many Jews in Israel might agree with mr Herzog, but here is one, of many, who surely knows the facts far better than those of us who merely listen to testimonies from those who were there (all my Jewish friends who live in Israel at present ended their facebook friendship during the last week... ) who begs to differ and who is taking action to help end the crisis:
A year ago on Shalom Rav, A Blog by Rabbi Brant Rosen: Jewish Fast for Gaza
Meanwhile in latest news from this mornings Israel media:
Minister Herzog: Time to lift Gaza siege
No humanitarian crisis in Gaza?! UN relief agency worker Chris Gunness begs to differ
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UN relief agency worker Chris Gunness would beg to differ. In this vid interview he slams Israel
*Breaking* Germany confIrmS: Number of people killed in the #Gaza flotilla attack is 19 http://tinyurl.com/38bwe3t #FREEDOMFLOTILLA #israel
- IDF Admits It Doctored the Audio Tapes
The IDF admitted today in a press release that it doctored audio footage from its exchanges with the Gaza flotilla in order to paint the flotilla passengers as anti-Semites.
- Fotos: Belfast #protest in #solidarity with #gaza http://tinyurl.com/35ack7b
- #Limerick Protests #Flotilla Murders http://tinyurl.com/2wqvkba
- #Cork rally for #Gaza http://tinyurl.com/3ygatmj
- US rock band The Pixies cancel Israel gig http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2010/06/06/110591.html Bravo @PIXIES!! #BoycottIsrael
- Boycott Apartheid Israel Global BDS Movement Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions http://www.bdsmovement.net #FreedomFlotilla
- British rapper Lowkey speaks at the Rage Against Israel demo in London and performs an accapella version of his song Long Live Palestine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97byh3giJ1g&feature=youtu.be
- Sarah Colborne's eyewitness account of attack on freedom flotilla from today's PSC press conference: http://bit.ly/bxuONv
- 28 children orphaned by flotilla attack http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=129187
- VID: Pro-Palestinian rallies in Europe after Israeli raid http://tinyurl.com/326qrdn @euronews
- Turkey warns will send more aid vessels to Gaza, escorted by Turkish Navy. http://bit.ly/92mpYm
there are people still missing - we don't know what happened to them - 38 injured people handed over - only 21 accounted for by IDF - what happened to the other 17? Dead? imprisoned? we don't know and the media are completely ignoring it
So far we know that 9 are definitely dead - but there's a major discrepancy in the figures reported by the IHH and the IDF - 38 vs. 21. Some of the those injured may have died later, or they may not have - but where did 17 people disappear to once they were handed to the IDf for 'treatment'?
The 'western' media are refusing to even acknowledge that such a major discrepancy exists
"A German doctor on the ship, Matthias Jochheim, who had bloodstains on his trousers from people he treated, said that he had personally seen four dead people and that he expected the total death toll to be 15.
Three leftist German politicians, plus a representative of... See more the Palestinian community in Germany who was also on the Mavi Marmara when it was raided on Monday, said that there were around 18 or 19 people killed.
© Michael Gallagher June 2010
That vid, that translation, that commentry and a few TWEETS
TWEET - Video: Amid violent Israeli attack on Marmara, passengers aid soldiers injured in descent from choppers #flotilla http://tiny.cc/yvdxo
The vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAuz6HoqV4g
(much thansk to opsahle2 for translations http://www.youtube.com/user/opsahle2 )
Israel hasbara fails again: Photos show Mavi Marmara passengers protecting, aiding Israeli soldiers
TWEETS via http://twitter.com/climatecaravan
- New #flotilla leaving from London next week. Will have 50 reporters on board.
- Jewish flotilla to break Gaza siege http://tinyurl.com/36dm8gx
- Noam Chomsky on Israel and the Gaza Flotilla Attack: http://bit.ly/cFbcDK
- Former US Ambassador describes raid on Gaza flotilla -A Must Listen. http://bit.ly/auDh1R (he travelled on flotilla)
- VIDEO: Activist interviewed at airport: Passengers grabbed Israeli weapons to stop killing on http://ht.ly/1UKV7
- Video: Roger Waters records new version of "We Shall Overcome" http://bit.ly/ayyt7m
- 'Rachel Corrie' activists: We failed, world must act http://bit.ly/dezpuq
- "We were lynched" IDF claim shown to be yet more Israeli lies http://tinyurl.com/wufys10
- German Jews prepare Gaza ship with candy, school kit, musical instruments; 'afraid but not of Hamas' http://j.mp/d3pE19
- Plz share @avinunu: UPDATED: Even more photos disprove Israel lie #flotilla tried to "lynch" soldiers http://post.ly/idIe
- georgegalloway: Just received an email from an Israeli government ministry email address, saying "DEATH TO PALESTINE".
- justicentric: The week in brief, 31st May-6th June – a summary of recent postings http://jfjfp.com/?p=13912
- Great leaping escalations. Iran offers to escort next #flotilla #freedomflotilla. http://bit.ly/985Uti (Guardian).
****WATCH THIS VIDEO***: Activists return to UK from #FreedomFlotilla filmed at Heathrow yesterday morning http://bit.ly/cT2hvl
VID - Heroic Peace Activists return to UK from Gaza Freedom Flotilla - http://bit.ly/cT2hvl - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dEiIIr1-Uo
And Israel propaganda continually calls these peaceful activists "Hamas supporting terrorists bringing in weapons to kill"... SHAME.
Thankfully, the world is awakening to Israeli state terror, this is not an anti-semite thing, it is an anti terror and anti injustice thing, simple.
Viva Rachel Corrie, Viva Gaza, Viva Palestine, Viva all those who want and fight (non-violently) for peace
VID - I am Israel (Documentary Film) English version (ALT versions in many languages)
TWEETS via http://twitter.com/climatecaravan #FREEDOMFLOTILLA Batch 3 all send to #Palestine #Israel tags
- Rachel Corrie activists due home: @the_irish_times http://bit.ly/9Oc3Fj
- Rage after the Raid: Israel's Voyage into Isolation... @Jew4palestine RT @SPIEGEL_English: - http://tinyurl.com/33akq8u
- 0 Israeli homes have been demolished while 24,145 Palestinian homes have been destroyed 2 make way 4 Israeli settlements #Palestine #Israel
- @RTEnews Who was Rachel Corrie: audio http://tinyurl.com/3aafsgz #gaza #Palestine #Israel #us #ireland #rachelcorrie #freedomflotilla #peace
- @RTEnews Israeli forces have shot dead four Palestinian ‘commandos’ at sea off Gaza during... http://bit.ly/dzJFee
- @dangainor No, the world is filled with PEOPLE OPPOSED TO ISRAEL STATE TERROR #freedomflotilla #Palestine #Israel WATCH http://bit.ly/cT2hvl (Response to self proclaimed : VP of Business and Culture for Media Research Center @the MRC, professional loudmouth http://www.businessandmedia.org/ )
- U.S. demands IDF probe how American lost eye at West Bank protest http://39cx.sl.pt
- Show support 4 d Gaza Aid Flotilla Massacre: peacefully protest at local Israel embassies http://ow.ly/1RXS0
- The Jews are sick of Israel 's immorality- http://bit.ly/dxbMpE
- Parents of Rachel Corrie pay tribute to courageous activists http://bit.ly/b3By17
- 2005 UN map of #Gaza showing: checkpoints,military posts,observation towers,gates,closed zones @ Med http://bit.ly/9lw6wi
- Australians blast Israel over aid deaths http://bit.ly/cuEXAz
- @BarackObama Hello Mr. President. Was just curious to know where you keep your Nobel Peace Prize...
- 'Israelis threw 4 injured into the sea' http://bit.ly/aTUTQb
- New land and sea convoys to break the siege of Gaza from Britain @ end of Ramadan http://bit.ly/bijY2b @SalmaYaqoob
- Israel will be isolated from the world because of their inhumane and violent behavior
- Iran Red Crescent to send 2 aid ships to Gaza http://bit.ly/9IpunH
- Professor Norman Finkelstein: israel is A LUNATIC STATE! http://youtu.be/eB_CKL5h2_8
- Demand Israel allow release of #FreedomFlotilla video of Peace activists for THEIR side of the story!They have the video!
- All I saw in Israel was cowards with guns: Former #US Marine Ken O’Keefe http://bit.ly/9hjdJg
- Israel rejects inquiry into attack http://gu.com/p/2hfp8/ip surprise surprise!
- VIDEO: Activists return to UK from #FreedomFlotilla filmed at Heathrow yesterday morning http://bit.ly/cT2hvl
- Gaza blockade: Iran offers escort to next aid convoy http://gu.com/p/2hfzd/ip
- French cinema cancels Israeli film, replaces wiv 1 on #RachelCorrie http://bit.ly/crr2ZU
- @euronews: Dispute continues over Israeli raid on aid ship - http://bit.ly/ckhn6G
- Dispute continues over Israeli raid on aid ship - http://bit.ly/ckhn6G
- The Independent (UK):The hijacking of the truth: Film evidence 'destroyed' http://bit.ly/9jsqcB
- Israel rejects call for inquiry - The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 07, 2010 http://shar.es/mwe4U
View full UN map at 2005 UN map of #Gaza showing: checkpoints,military posts,observation towers,gates,closed zones @ Med http://bit.ly/9lw6wi (PDF format)
Israel stop killing peace - click on link to view full PDF 2005 UN map of Gaza
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Heroic Peace Activists return to UK from Gaza Freedom Flotilla
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I am Israel
"Their port (port of Gaza) has been closed off for 42 years, we will be the first cargo ship entering the port of Gaza"
Stated Mairead Corrigan Maguire on RTE radio news at 1.00 last friday, here is a bit more info about the port and the difficulty of living and trying to fish and eat out of that port...
Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, says the vessel, which is carrying humanitarian aid, is 150 miles from Gaza (fri 4th June 2010
Fishing in Gaza
http://vimeo.com/7660750 (video - 7 months ago)
View Port of Gaza for yourself via googlemap http://tinyurl.com/38ouxdm Closed 4 42 years (you can scroll around, zoom in and out as you wish...)
A bit of info in recent years -
- Palestinians to rebuild Gaza sea port in latest peace move - 17 Feb 2005
- Port of Gaza WIKIPEDIA
- Image - A Palestinian youth dives into the sea from a fishing boat at the port of Gaza City, in the Gaza Strip, Saturday June 23, 2007 (AP)
via - MEMRI Loss, By Kurt Nimo - http://palestinianpundit.blogspot.com/2007_06_17_archiv....html
Port of Gaza has been closed off for 42 years - A Palestinian youth dives into the sea from a fishing boat
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Fishing in Gaza
Australian Shot by Israelis and Left to Bleed
VID (3 min) - Ken O'Keefe (U.S. desert Storm Veteran) Interview Following Release from Israeli Jail
- Ken O’Keefe, Irish, Palesinian, world citizen - building a PEACE ARMY - http://tinyurl.com/38653ay #ahimsa #Palestine #Israel #us
- On Cowardice and Violence, Reflections by a Former US Marine on the Mavi Marmara
Here's what he said regarding the Zionist regime's criminal experiment in State-sponsored Racial Supremacism:
Max Blumenthal is a 'Righteous Jew' - a light onto humans everywhere
Nailed Again: IDF Description of Suspicious Photo It Distributed Is Retracted
I called the IDF Spokesman’s Office to inquire about the photo. Why did the IDF claim the photo depicted an event that took place after the commandos raided the flotilla when it was clearly taken during the daytime? I asked.
The IDF apparently told Haaretz that the photo was taken immediately after its Naval commandos raided the Mavi Marmara and other flotilla ships — at least, that’s how Haaretz described the photo based on an IDF source. Yet the raid was conducted under the cover of darkness. How could a photo obviously taken during daytime have portrayed an event that took place during the late evening? Do Muslims have magical powers that allow them to turn night into day? And why were reporters standing around, casually taking photos when commandos were supposedly getting “lynched?” Once again, the IDF’s story was highly suspect.
Spokesman Sgt. Chen Arad told me he did not know whether the photo was taken before or after the commandos landed on the Mavi Marmara. “It could be that the claim was made by commandos in the interview,” he maintained. I reminded him that Haaretz’s source for the photo was not the commandos, but the IDF Spokesman’s Office. After confirming that his office released the photo, Arad said, “It is reasonable that it was before the actual takeover but I’m not sure what was claimed with Haaretz.”
Soon after I spoke with Arad on June 8, Haaretz scrubbed its caption of the suspicious photo, removing the phrase, “holding a knife after Israeli commandos boarded their ship.” However, Haaretz did not mention the retraction, probably assuming no one would notice. The retraction raises disturbing questions about the level of coordination between the IDF and the Israeli media. Did the IDF Spokesman’s Office tip Haaretz off after I called them? And why does Haaretz accept the IDF’s version of events on the Marmara at face value? Besides casting a shadow over Haaretz’s coverage of the flotilla raid, this episode once again proves that nothing the IDF says can be trusted.
Original Photo with Harretz caption claiming the knife-holder was 'attacking' poor innocent IDF members
Harretz caption changed to cover up thier lying
As many jews in Isreal maintain that to criticise their countries state terror is simply being anti-jewish, it is important to communicate more and more how many jews there are, both in and out of Israel, who are absolutely opposed to Israels siege of Gaza and its murderous actions on the Freedom Flotilla. Here are but a few examples to back up this claim.
- Tel Aviv: 1000's of Israelis protest 43 year occupation of West Bank + #Gaza #freedomflotilla massacre http://tinyurl.com/36qorkq
43 years of occupation - Protest - Tel Aviv 6.5.2010 - vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtWfghM1vBE
- UK Jewish MP, SIR Gerald Kaufman: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza (2009) http://tinyurl.com/6vt65r
UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza - vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMGuYjt6CP8
- Will the IDF shoot the Jewish flotilla when it arrives? http://tinyurl.com/2687ajg
linking to: Jewish flotilla to break Gaza siege
Related image from http://www.indybay.org/olduploads/4_jews_for_a_free_pal...e.jpg
#FreedomFlotilla TWEET batch 4, via http://twitter.com/climatecaravan
- Israel condemned at Turkey summit http://bit.ly/cGOXFk
- US Media Terrified Of Mentioning USS Liberty, 43 year anniversary 2day, due to Flotilla massacre http://tinyurl.com/33t93lw
- IDF Retracts: That knife wielding flotilla "terrorist" photo debunked http://tinyurl.com/2wsn6tc
- SanFran: Voices for Israel advocates threaten Jewish peace activists http://tinyurl.com/2ev3tlw
- Tel Aviv: 1000's of Israelis protest 43 year occupation of West Bank + #Gaza #freedomflotilla massacre http://tinyurl.com/36qorkq
- UK Jewish MP, SIR Gerald Kaufman: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza (2009) http://tinyurl.com/6vt65r
- Zionists vandalize mosque in Haifa, threaten with demolition http://j.mp/bhqDAs
- Amy Goodman: The Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Framing the Narrative http://bit.ly/ck2kDU
- Irish American #freedomflotilla survivor Ken O'Keefe denies 'terrorist' tag: Al Jazeera VID http://tinyurl.com/2vf8ont @AJEnglish
- @CNN: Is Israel A Burden To The U.S.? http://tinyurl.com/36z2m2f
- Ten years of BDS in the USA http://jfjfp.com/?p=14064
- Britain: No deal with Israel over Gaza siege. Current restrictions must be lifted in line with UNSCR 1860 http://tinyurl.com/2e3wmwr @ECESG
- Britain: No deal with Israel over Gaza siege http://tinyurl.com/2e3wmwr
- #Australia unions joining Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions against #Israel http://tinyurl.com/34axhs6
- BBC: Israeli soldiers shot children while eating chocalate and chips http://tinyurl.com/34vw33o
- Electronic Intifada Co-founder has created inspired website supporting the #freedomFlotilla http://delegitimize.com #Palestine #Israel #gaza
- Visits statistics to freegaza and witnessgaza http://bit.ly/visits-to-freegaza @freegazaorg
- Global Civil Society Campaign to De-Legitimise Israel http://tinyurl.com/2chqoyz
- Massacre at sea turns tide of world opinion http://tinyurl.com/2cz97jy
- 'Israelis threw 4 injured into the sea' @freegazaorg http://tinyurl.com/2v7fuwf
- Rachel Corrie Passengers Press Conference: YouTube http://tinyurl.com/2fqeg2p
- Call From gaza to the citizens of the world to break the siege http://tinyurl.com/23gsc52
- 19 "terrorists" talk about the piracy: http://bit.ly/dd40Cf
- Gaza: the biggest prison (video) http://youtu.be/7Ri8jWj_KbY
- SalmaYaqoob speech to Gaza demo in London http://bit.ly/d06IeZ
- Will the IDF shoot the Jewish flotilla when it arrives? http://tinyurl.com/2687ajg
- Irish Nobel peace prize-winner Mairead Maguire @ Rachel Corrie: Gaza situation a 'SLOW GENOCIDE' http://tinyurl.com/34k7b3k
- Last Irish Freedom Flotilla deportee, Al Mahdi Al Harati, arrives home http://tinyurl.com/33v8aqj
- Cuban leader Fidel Castro called Israel’s actions “truly fascist Nazi fury” toward Gaza http://tinyurl.com/28pom8v
- The Aftermath of the Flotilla http://bit.ly/dgzV02
- Swedish Building Workers Union condemns Israeli raid on #freedomflotilla + donate €5000 http://tinyurl.com/2v8hrzt
- Russian premier Putin backs U.N. probe of Israeli Flotilla raid http://bit.ly/ah2X55
- Israel consults US on flotilla raid http://bit.ly/bWEtMb @the_irish_times
- ECESG - Freedom Flotilla 2 will be ready in @ 6-8 weeks http://tinyurl.com/37zeb78
- Irish Nobel peace prize-winner Mairead Maguire from Rachel Corrie: Gaza situation a 'SLOW GENOCIDE' #freedomflotilla #Palestine #Israel
- AUDIO: Irish Nobel peace prize-winner Mairead Maguire from Rachel Corrie: Gaza situation a 'SLOW GENOCIDE' http://tinyurl.com/27rb46b
- Irish police break up Gaza blockade protest at Israel embassy http://tinyurl.com/2c7h45l
- Emotional homecoming for last Irish Gaza flotilla activist http://tinyurl.com/338zmyd
- Irish Rachel Corrie Deportees Vow To Return, Call 4 International Inquiry + Boycott http://tinyurl.com/38vwzkk
Jews for a free Palestine - Many jews are absolutely opposed gaza siege and flotilla massacre
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Tel Aviv: 1000
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UK Jewish MP, SIR Gerald Kaufman: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza (2009)
Irish Nobel peace prize-winner Mairead Maguire from Rachel Corrie: Gaza situation a 'SLOW GENOCIDE'
As many jews in Isreal maintain that to criticise their countries state terror is simply being anti-jewish,
for the purpose of clarity, the above sentence really should read:
"SINCE many Jews in Israel maintain that to criticise their countries state terror is simply being anti-jewish, it is important . . . etc etc . . ."
VID (3mins.41) - Australian Shot by Israeli Military Recalls Flotilla Ordeal
info at http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0414/....html
Israel is considering allowing the Freedom Flotilla 2, due to sail next month, to reach Gaza, to prevent a repeat of last summer’s clash between flotilla participants and Israeli forces.
A document drawn up by the foreign ministry in Jerusalem and presented to prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu suggested as one option allowing the vessels to reach Gaza without interference.
Such a scenario, it was argued, would not undermine the legality of Israel’s naval blockade imposed on the Hamas-controlled strip. As proof, foreign ministry officials noted that when Ehud Olmert was prime minister several vessels were permitted to reach Gaza.
Another alternative presented to Mr Netanyahu is to have Cypriot forces carry out security checks on the flotilla. If the vessels were not carrying weapons, they would be allowed to proceed.
According to reports, Turkey’s IHH organisation is planning a large flotilla to mark the one-year anniversary of last year’s interception. Six vessels were boarded by Israeli commandos on May 31st, resulting in the deaths of nine Turkish activists when clashes broke out on the main vessel, the Mavi Marmara . The lead vessel on this year’s flotilla is again expected to be the Mavi Marmara, which will be accompanied by 15 vessels and nearly 1,000 activists from dozens of countries.