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by John Hurson
Gaza TV phlog
5th Jun 10 at 03:44
Rachel Corrie Ship Now Boarded, And Under Arrest
John Hurson took the recording down as it was inaccurate.
Rachel Corrie boarded, equipment jammed
by Free Gaza team
5 June, 2010
Press Release – Wed 5th June, 3.30am
The IPSC has been contacted by the MV Rachel Corrie in the past few minutes. Jenny Graham reported that they had been followed by Israeli ships for about 2 hours, and that in the last few minutes 2 ships were approaching from the port side. Ms Graham said that equipment on board had been jammed by the Israeli navy, and that they expected their satellite phone (number below) to be jammed soon as well. The line was bad, and we were unable to determine the exact location of the Rachel Corrie relative to their destination.
On hearing of the news, Freda Hughes of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) said: “We all hope that those on board the Rachel Corrie will remain safe and that there will be no repeat of Monday’s terrible attack on the Freedom Flotilla. Our hearts are with you.”
The Rachel Corrie is flying their Irish, Malaysian and Filipino flags at half mark as a mark of respect for their murdered comrades from the Mavi Marmama which was hijacked on Monday by Israeli commandos in an attack that left at least 9 people dead.
Speaking about Minister Micheal Martin’s statement earlier in which he said that those on board the Rachel Corrie had rejected a so-called deal that would involve them docking in the Israeli port of Ashdod, Jenny Graham said: “We will have no part in a deal that involves us legitimising the siege of Gaza. We intend to continue on our mission to deliver our cargo of aid and supplies to the people of Gaza. This has always been our intention.”
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SKY NEWS reports they talked to passengers just now. They have NOT been boarded and are on their way to Gaza.
3 minutes ago via web
- No contact with the Israeli navy who has not contacted them at all. Ship proceeding toward Gaza. #Flotilla 6 minutes ago via web
Updated 5 June 2010 2:54 AM CST US
- “Al Jazeera”Israeli armies preparing to take the ship if the Irish continued to progress towards Gaza #Flotilla 6 minutes ago via web
About cutting the communications, he said that israel has different methods to reach their objectives and they will use them 12 minutes ago via web
Israeli spokesperson confirms they had three contacts to contact the RC to take it to Ashdod, the RC said they refuse to go to Ashdod 14 minutes ago via web
Israeli army: Ship has to directly handle all she carries to the Israeli army in Ashdod Port or we will use force (from source listening) 16 minutes ago via web
Updated 5 June 2010 3:59 AM CST US
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