Israel warships intercept Gaza aid boat + Video of IDF troops boarding Gaza-bound boat

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PressTV
Tue Sep 28, 2010

Israeli warships have intercepted a Jewish aid boat heading for the Gaza Strip to break the crippling blockade of the impoverished territory.

“Ten Israeli warships forced the boat to head for (the Israeli port) of Ashdod by force, but without raiding the ship,” Amjad al-Shawa, a Gaza-based organizer told AFP.

“They surrendered because they were surrounded. They had no choice,” he further explained.

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Lauren Booth: Letter to Israel (must-see) + Transcript

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

gazafriends | September 12, 2010

Journalist Lauren Booth was on the first Free Gaza voyage and stayed to work in Gaza after the boats left. Her heartfelt letter to the people of Israel should be read by everyone who hopes for peace in the Middle East. This stunning video tribute to her words was designed and produced by the Free Gaza movement. Continue reading

Israeli document: Gaza blockade isn’t about security By Sheera Frenkel

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By Sheera Frenkel
McClatchy Newspapers
June 9, 2010

JERUSALEM — As Israel ordered a slight easing of its blockade of the Gaza Strip Wednesday, McClatchy obtained an Israeli government document that describes the blockade not as a security measure but as “economic warfare” against the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory.

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How and Why I got ‘on-board’ with The FREEDOM FLOTILLA to Gaza by Eileen Fleming

by Eileen Fleming
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
2 June, 2010

I am an American without a drop of Arab blood within me and my org has been an endorsing org of the FREEDOM FLOTILLA, since I learned about it on the final day of the 27th annual American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s Washington, D.C. Conference on 10 June 2007.

On the first day of that conference, I learned that among the invited speakers who did NOT show or send a representative were Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the Republican National Committee. Continue reading

The Lone Ship of the Freedom Flotilla by Michel Chossudovsky

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by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, June 1, 2010

The Rachel Corrie MV Continues to Sail Towards Gaza in Defiance of Israeli Threats

Following Israel’s criminal raid in international waters on May 31st, the Rachel Corrie MV continues to sail towards the Gaza coastline in defiance of Israeli threats.

In an act of tremendous courage, the Rachel Corrie MV is determined to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

At noon today, I received the following message from Christopher Chang and Ram Kardigasu, on behalf of the Malaysian and Irish peace activists, who are on board the Rachel Corrie:
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Everyone Is NOT Released + Israel Continues To Detain Hundreds From Humanitarian Flotilla

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Freegaza
2 June, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Cyprus, June 3, 2010) Yesterday, the The UN Security Council called for impartial, credible investigation of the  Israeli attack on our boats. In addition, the council requested the immediate release of the ships as well as the civilians held by Israel. The media is reporting that all are being released which is simply untrue.

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Terror on Aid Ship: “Plan Was to Kill Activists and Deter Future Convoys” by Jonathan Cook

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by Jonathan Cook
Global Research, June 2, 2010
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Nazareth –An Arab member of the Israeli parliament who was on board the international flotilla that was attacked on Monday as it tried to take humanitarian aid to Gaza accused Israel yesterday of intending to kill peace activists as a way to deter future convoys.

Haneen Zoubi said Israeli naval vessels had surrounded the flotilla’s flagship, the Mavi Marmara, and fired on it a few minutes before commandos abseiled from a helicopter directly above them.

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Adam Shapiro: Expose Israel’s policy to the world + Eyewitness and victim recounts Israeli flotilla attack + Captain recounts Israeli attack

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June 01, 2010 — The purpose of the Free Gaza Freedom Flotilla was to break the Israeli blockade that has been imposed on Gaza, a form of collective punishment of 1.5 million Palestinians who are trying to survive at this point. Adam Shapiro in New York is a board member of the Free Gaza movement, one of the groups that coordinated the Freedom Flotilla. His wife Huwaida Arraf is the chairperson of the Free Gaza movement and is on the flotilla.

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Global Condemnation of Israeli Armed Attack on Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla

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Democracy Now!
June 1, 2010

Global Condemnation of Israeli Armed Attack on Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla: At Least 10 Dead, Hundreds Remain in Detention

It was early Monday morning as Israeli soldiers stormed the Gaza-bound international aid convoy called the Freedom Flotilla in international waters about forty miles off the coast of Gaza. The six ships had nearly 700 international activists on board and 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid. They were aiming to break the three-year-long siege of the Gaza Strip. Israeli commandos landed on the lead ship in the convoy, the Turkish Mavi Marmara, which had about 600 activists on board. At least ten and as many as nineteen civilians on board the ship have been reported to have died in the attack. Israeli troops proceeded to seize the Mavi Marmara and the five other ships and take them to the port of Ashdod. Hundreds of activists are being detained in an Israeli prison, and nearly fifty others have been deported. The United Nations Security Council has condemned the attack and called for the immediate release of the ships and the civilians held by Israel and called for an impartial investigation. All the permanent members of the Security Council except for the United States explicitly called for Israel’s three-year blockade of the Gaza Strip to be lifted. Turkey has compared Israel’s actions to state terrorism. We speak to Adam Shapiro, Amira Hass, Ali Abunimah and Richard Falk. [includes rush transcript]

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Confirmed report: Israeli Forces Have Killed 16 Passengers On Board The Flotilla, 60 Injured (updated)

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Call for action from activist Caoimhe Butterly (Gaza TV News)

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Two Gaza Freedom Flotilla ships have been contacted by IDF boats + Message from Cindy Sheehan

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From Facebook:

Sarah Irving May 30 at 3:23pm

In the last few minutes, at least two of the FreeGaza flotilla boats (the Turkish IHH boat and FreeGaza’s Challenger 2) have been contacted and/or approached by IDF boats in international waters. If you haven’t already contacted your press, elected representatives and other decision makers, in whatever country you are from, now is the time! Protest at Israeli state piracy, and demand that all governments follow their duty to protect humanitarian missions.

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Gaza flotilla show down + Radio contact with Cyprus Police + FreeGaza Update

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RussiaToday — May 28, 2010 — Gaza could be set for its latest humanitarian, and possibly military, confrontation. An international flotilla carrying aid is heading there, in defiance of a blockade imposed by Israel. Tel Aviv is preparing to block the effort at all costs.

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From Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate RE: Gaza-Palestine, Vanunu and More

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26 May, 2010

TRIBUTE TO THE PEOPLE OF GAZA

By Mairead Maguire –  Nobel Peace Laureate

I never cease to be amazed at the power of the human spirit to survive. During my last visit to Gaza in October 2008 I was amazed and deeply moved by the power of the people I witnessed. In a triumph of hope over adversity and tremendous suffering, love still abides.

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Breaking the siege on Gaza – Continued Human Rights Violations by Israel

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PressTVGlobalNews

May 23, 2010 — Palestinians day to day life in occupied territories.

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