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VIRGIN MARY coming to Gaza - Israel threatens to ATTACK HER - video

Women activists planning to sail to Gaza gathered on Thursday near a statue of the Virgin Mary in south Lebanon to pray she bless their flotilla, christened "Mariam" in her honour. 


Gaza convoy activists claim Israeli soldiers using debit cards stolen in raid

Boarding party troops in deadly flotilla raid confiscated cards and spent on them, claim campaigners who were on board.

The Guardian, 18 June 2010

Israeli troops have been accused of stealing from activists arrested in the assault on the Gaza flotilla after confiscated debit cards belonging to activists were subsequently used.

Smuggled video shows Israeli snipers aiming, firing at Gaza Flotilla activists

Smuggled raw footage of the Israeli commandos' assault on Gaza Freedom Flotilla, taken by an eyewitness, has been published online. Activist Iara Lee has kept the recordings despite the Israeli government's efforts to confiscate all footage of the attack.

Smuggled video shows Israeli snipers aiming, firing at Gaza Flotilla activists

Gaza flotilla attack: Activist releases new footage

New footage has emerged of the Israeli assault on a convoy of aid ships headed to Gaza in which nine activists were killed.

Mail & Guardian (South Africa) 12 June 2010

The high quality film was reportedly recorded by New York-based documentary maker Iara Lee aboard the Mavi Marmara, the Turkish ship that bore the brunt of the Israeli attacks.

Palestinian-American, co-founder of ISM on the flotilla massacre

Palestinian-American human rights activist, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement and currently chair of the Free Gaza Movement, Huwaida Arraf was on board Challenger 1, one of the six siege-breaking ships ferrying desperately needed humanitarian supplies to Gaza when the flotilla was murderously attacked in international waters by Israeli commandos on 31st May 2010 - nine other human rights activists aboard the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara were murdered in cold blood.

Part 1: Huwaida Arraf interviewed 7-06-2010.wmv

Heroic Peace Activists return to UK from Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Peace activists return from the Middle East having been aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. We witness their return and hear their message.

Osama Qashoo, an award-winning documentary film maker, describes events aboard the Mavi Marmara, and calls for further action.

Heroic Peace Activists return to UK from Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Defenders of the Mavi Mamarra - Beaten in Israel.

I have for many years understood that we, people of conscience, are the true holders of power in this world. Frustratingly however we have largely relinquished that power and failed to reach our full potential.  Our potential to create a better world, a just world.  Nonetheless I have conspired with others of like mind to reveal and exercise our true power.  In 2002 I initiated the TJP Human Shield Action to Iraq because I knew that the invasion of Iraq had been planned well in advance, that it was part of a ‘Global Spectrum Dominance’ agenda as laid out by the Project For A New American Century.

Gaza Aid Convoy Attack Reveals the Real "Axis of Evil " Facing the World

The last member of the international aid convoy, the Rachel Corrie MV, has not made it to its Gaza destination at the scheduled time mid-morning Saturday, according to local media reports.

Finian Cunningham, Global Research, 5 June 2010

Kidnapped by Israel and abandoned by Britain

A British-born al-Jazeera producer recalls his ordeal on the Gaza flotilla

The Independent, 6 June 2010

I joined the Mavi Marmara in Istanbul on Friday 21 May as one of between 30 and 40 journalists reporting on the flotilla's mission to Gaza. I am a journalist for al-Jazeera.

Jewish flotilla to break Gaza siege

German Jewish group prepares flotilla to protest Israel's blockade on Gaza. 'Activists frightened, but not by Hamas,' member of organization says.

YNetNews, 06 June 2010

Israel hasbara fails again: Photos show Mavi Marmara passengers protecting, aiding Israeli soldiers

Captured, disarmed hijackers did not face "lynching" as Israel claimed

The website of Turkish newspaper Hürriyet published a gallery of photos showing Israeli soldiers captured after their attack on the Mavi Marmara in international waters in the early hours of 31 May.

OIC seeks legal action against Israel

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has called for the formation of an international investigation committee to probe Israel's deadly attack on Gaza-bound aid ships.

Press TV, 6 June 2010

MV Rachel Corrie prisoners to arrive home tomorrow

Free Gaza Movement - June 6th 2010 - The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign has just recieved word that the five Irish prisoners from the MV Rachel Corrie, which was hijacked yesterday by Israeli forces, are due to arrive in Dublin airport at 11.20am tomorrow morning. There will be a welcoming committee to meet them and press conference to follow at 3pm in The Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dulin 2. Included among the five returning are Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Ireland and Denis Halliday, former UN Assistant Secretary General, Ireland.

IDF Admits It Doctored the Audio Tapes

(Free Gaza Movement, Cyprus, June 6, 2010) 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.

Israelis subdued captain by pointing gun at a child

Dubai/Cairo: According to a report in The Guardian, 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.

Gulf News, 3 June 2010

Many reports have emerged from among the 124 activists who crossed over into Amman, Jordan, yesterday.

Rise people, rise: call for zero tolerance of Israeli crimes

Rich Wiles views Israel’s murder of peace activists aboard the Gaza-bound international aid flotilla against the background of a long history of Israeli crimes against the Palestinians. He reminds us that, even as the world was mourning the murder of the peace activists, Israeli soldiers and settlers continued to murder Palestinians.

Israel under fire for doctoring flotilla recordings

Tel Aviv - Ma'an - 6 June 2010 - Israel's military came under intense scrutiny Saturday after releasing a new, heavily edited version of a video it had distributed to journalists in the days following its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid convoy.

Initially distributing footage of its navy radioing the Turkish vessel Mavi Marmara prior to a raid that left nine dead Monday, the military released a new version Friday that it said proves its claims that many aboard were religious extremists.

28 children orphaned by Flotilla attack

Twenty-eight children lost their fathers as a result of the Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla.

Press TV, 05 June 2010

Nine people were shot dead on May 31 by Israeli soldiers who attacked the Turkish vessel M.V. Mavi Marmara as it attempted to transport humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.

Eight of them were fathers whose children are now yatims due to the Israeli assault on the Freedom Flotilla.

The hijacking of the truth: Film evidence 'destroyed'

Jamal Elshayyal, a journalist with al-Jazeera, woke with a start to the opening salvos of an Israeli assault that would transform the decks of the Mavi Marmara, a Turkish vessel bound for Gaza, into a bloodbath.

The Independent, 6 June 2010

Flotilla raid diary: 'A man is shot. I am seeing it happen'

Excerpt from the diary of prize-winning crime author Henning Mankell

I've just dropped off when I am woken again. Out on deck I see that the big passenger ferry is floodlit. Suddenly there is the sound of gunfire. So now I know that Israel has chosen the route of brutal confrontation. In international waters.

Netanyahu: "Criticize us today, you'll be targeted tomorrow"

From the New York Times

Netanyahu called the criticism "hypocrisy" and described Gaza, where 1.5 million people live in a narrow slice of dunes and refugee camps between southern Israel and the sea, as "a terror state funded by the Iranians."

Israel seizes new Gaza aid ship

JERUSALEM - The Israeli navy boarded another aid ship bound for Gaza on Saturday, as Washington condemned as "unsustainable" a blockade which Israel enforced earlier in the week by killing 9 people aboard a Turkish vessel.

Toronto Sun, 5 June 2010

Irish and other activists aboard the Rachel Corrie had ignored Israeli orders to divert to Israel's Ashdod port.

Gaza flotilla activists were shot in head at close range

Nine Turkish men on board Mavi Marmara were shot a total of 30 times, autopsy results reveal.

The Guardian, 5 June 2010

Turkish activists' bodies riddled with bullets, says autopsy report

Autopsy results on the nine Turkish activists killed in Monday's raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship showed they had been shot a total of 30 times, many at close range, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported on Saturday.

France 24, 5 June 2010

'Rachel Corrie' boarded, no one hurt.

At about 5:50 am on Saturday, the first reports came in over Twitter that the 'Rachel Corrie' had been boarded close to Gaza.  Earlier the activists reported that their radar had been jammed, however their Twitter accounts continued to operate.

The activists reported that three boats were following them for about twenty minutes and then that they had been boarded. 

The passengers are said to be under arrest.

Israel prepares to board Gaza aid ship

JERUSALEM, June 5 (Reuters) - The Israeli navy prepared to board another aid ship bound for Gaza on Saturday, as Washington condemned as "unsustainable" a blockade which Israel enforced earlier in the week by killing 9 people aboard a Turkish vessel.

Irish and other activists on the Rachel Corrie ignored orders to divert to Israel's Ashdod port. Should it continue to approach the Palestinian enclave, the navy would board the vessel, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.

Israel navy tails Gaza aid ship

Israeli war ships are "shadowing" a Malaysian-funded Irish aid ship headed towards Gaza, activists on board have said.

The MV Rachel Corrie's radar was jammed as the ship sailed closer to restricted waters off the Gaza Strip early on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the campaign group supporting the ship said.

Protests close Israeli Embassy for the day

Protest continues at Israeli embassy

About 50 people are continuing to blockade the Israeli embassy in Dublin today in protest at Israel’s policies on Gaza.

Irish Times, 4 June 2010

Members of the Irish Anti-war Movement gathered outside the embassy on Pembroke Road in Ballsbridge last night following a protest and have remained there in an attempt to keep the building closed for the day. The embassy generally closes at lunchtime on Friday.


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