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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

Elderly Palestinian man evicted from his own home and shot in the hand and feet for not running away quicker

His home was demolished illegally for Israel (and in the night while he was lying in his bed) to make way for illegal Jewish-only settlements on Palestinian land. He was shot by a soldier of the Israeli army for not running away quicker.

Man evicted from his own home and shot in the hand and foot for not running away quicker

Wheat harvest met with live ammunition in Gaza “buffer zone”

Israeli forces attacked women farmworkers and international human rights activists with heavy gunfire during three days’ wheat harvest in the southern Gaza Strip. The Israel-imposed “buffer zone” illegally claims over 30% of Gaza’s arable farmland. In Khoza’a village, east of Khan Yunis, substantial wheat remains unharvested despite severe poverty and food shortages, as a result of the attacks.

United Nations asked for Gaza Flotilla to break blockade

It was the United Nations that asked for the Gaza Flotilla to happen!


British survivor of Gaza flotilla raid: 'Israelis ignored SOS calls' Sarah Colborne said pleas for aid were dismissed by the troops who fired live rounds at the activists and handcuffed medical staff.

The first British survivor of the assault on the Mavi Marmara   to return to London has told of her terror as Israeli troops ignored SOS calls for medical aid and continued to fire live rounds at activists.

UN - United Nations asked for Gaza Flotilla to break Blockaide on Gaza

Israel the last frontier of global peace

I suppose it is good to know that you are God’s chosen people, as the Israelis obviously believe that, and how they flaunt their special position!

Tunku Abdul Aziz, MySinchew, 11 June 2010

They believe that not only is God on their side, but, better still, for them, they know that the man wielding the greatest power on Earth, Hussein Obama, presently the US president, is at their beck and call, like all the rest of the occupants of the White House in post-war America.

Witnesses: Jerusalem man shot at point blank range

Jerusalem - Ma'an - A report conducted by a Jerusalem rights center following the shooting death of a Palestinian man in East Jerusalem on Friday by Israeli border guards suggests he was shot point blank.

Ziad Al-Julani, 38, was shot and killed after he allegedly failed to stop at a checkpoint in the Wadi Joz neighborhood in the occupied part of the city.

Israeli Troops Issue 10-day Eviction Orders To Palestinians In Jordan Valley

Five Palestinian families in the Jordan Valley, in the eastern part of the West Bank, received eviction orders from the Israeli military on Sunday, just days after Israeli settlers set up an illegal outpost on the families' land and took over a water well in the area. The eviction orders told the families to vacate their homes and land within ten days so that Israeli troops could occupy it.

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.

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.

Robert Fisk: The truth behind the Israeli propaganda

I have, of course, been outraged at armed men boarding ships in international waters, killing passengers on board who attempt to resist and then forcing their ship to the hijackers' home port. I am, of course, talking about the Somali pirates who are preying on Western ships in the Indian Ocean. How dare those terrorists dare to touch our unarmed vessels on the high seas? And how right we are to have our warships there to prevent such terrorist acts.

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

'Israelis threw 4 injured into the sea'

Activist Idris Simsek, who was on board one of the six ships of the Freedom Flotilla during the Israeli attack, claims that four wounded activists were thrown into the sea.

The Israeli troops also put immense psychological pressure on the activists of the Freedom Flotilla, the Turkish daily Today's Zaman quoted Simsek as saying in an article published on Saturday.

Simsek said they expected some harassment from the Israeli forces but did not expect an armed attack.

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.

Israeli Pirates Attack Humanitarian Aid Ships in International Waters *PARODY...sort of*

Nine Martyrs Dead, Many Hostages Still Held - Second Attack in a Week - International Outcry!
 
For the second time this week, heavily armed pirates from Israel have captured a legally registered humanitarian aid ship in route to Gaza City. Today, the MV Rachel Corrie was captured in a bold daylight raid. This came unexpectedly, as the pirates are cowards, and previously used the cover of darkness to hide their barbarous acts.
 

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

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