Gaza Flotilla Stormed by Israel, Part 6

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NoDifferencePartyPooper wrote:

Footage Proves Indiscriminate Israeli live fire at Mavi Marmara Passengers in Gaza Flotilla

http://aliabunimah.posterous.com/20299014

"The one hour long raw footage released by the Cultures of Resistance Foundation (COR) of the 31 May Israeli attack aboard the Mavi Marmara shows clear evidence of indiscriminate Israeli fire aboard the ship..."

 

I buy that analysis.

Cueball Cueball's picture

Agent666 wrote:

No Yards--what's 'racist' about pointing out that Fethullah Gülen (an Islamist organization, the head of which lives in the U.S.) has taken control of the Turkish State, and is probably the benefactor behind that convoy of ships. This mess was the last nail in the coffin for the Kemalist Turkish Military, which is currently the only institution in the country supporting Israel (and not in Gülen's control). And I'm not defending the actions of the IDF. The Israeli Military is brash and trigger-happy, to say the least, which is probably what the people who organized this floatilla were hoping for: a shoot-first, ask questions later diplomatic disaster. It's sad that people died, most of whom were probably pacifists with the best of intentions. However, the machinations behind this had little to do with the plights of people in Gaza.

Here's some more info on Fethullah Gülen:

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC06.php?CID=1430

http://theglobalrealm.com/2010/06/08/fethullah-gulens-cave-of-wonders-ga...

 

 

Ooooh my. Lawdy lawdy you don't say? These em Muslems talk to each other and form political parties and lobby groups. Shawking!. Sneeky of em to plot such a dastardly massacre... sneeky Vietnamese... uh, I mean... A-rabs.

NDPP

Gaza: Time to END not 'Ease' the Siege

http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/06/20106138105088744.html

"The visiting Amir Moussa, the secretary general of the Arab League to Gaza is the first serious attempt by an Arab official to break the Israeli -imposed siege on the tiny Srip..

But instead of calling for an immediate end to the siege, most statements and proposals have been aimed at 'easing' or finding an 'alternative' to it. And such prescriptions to make the surge more tolerable will only alleviate the pressure on Israel rather than on the beleagured Gazans.." FREE GAZA!

Wheat Harvest Met with Live Ammunition in Gaza 'Buffer Zone'

http://palsolidarity.org/2010/06/12731/

"Israeli forces attacked women farmworkers and international human rights activists with heavy gunfire during three days wheat harvest in the southern Gaza Strip. The Israelis imposed a 'buffer zone' illegally claiming over 30% of Gaza's arable farmland.."

NDPP

ICRC Lashes Israel for Gaza Siege

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=130305&sectionid=351020202

"The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today have demanded an end to Israel's siege of the Gaza Strip and says the move violates the Geneva Conventions.."

NDPP

Israel Asks Canadian to Probe Flotilla Raid

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/israel-asks-canadian-to-probe-fl...

Harper's Gaza Flotilla Response Riles Activists

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/06/14/canada-gaza-activists-letter-h...

"Kevin Neish, Farooq Burney and Rifat Audeh - said they were writing "to express our outrage and indignation over our government's despicable silence over the events of May 31..It would be a gross understatement to say that we are appalled at the muted response of our government in general and with any politician who did not speak out against what took place'..

the Canadian activists questioned why Canada didn't summon Israel's ambassador to the country to demand an explanation or why Harper didn't 'rebuke Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting in Ottawa.."

and why no other Canadian politician did either...

"We need more friends like Canada on the international scene.." Avigdor Lieberman

the country grows more disgusting by the day

 

NDPP

Open Letter to Stephen Harper by Rifat Audeh, Farooq Burney and Kevin Neish

http://annehansen.wordpress.com/

-=+=-

NoDifferencePartyPooper wrote:

Canadian To Be Part of Proposed Inquiry into Flotilla Incident [Retired Brigadier General Ken Watkin]

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=cp_hv3kakds32&show_article=1

"Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon welcomed the decision to set up the INDEPENDENT commission, saying Watkin's career makes him well suited to participate...

He said that Canada understands and sympathizes with Israel's legitimate security concerns in the face of terrorism against its people...we also fully support Israel's right to inspect ships to ensure military material and armaments do not reach the hands of Hamas terrorists, he said.."

Ken Watkin is 'well suited' indeed:

'Canada/United States Military Interoperability and Humanitarian Law Issues: Land Mines, Terrorism, Military Objectives and Targeted Killing ' by Colonel Kenneth Watkin

http://www.law.duke.edu/shell/cite.pl?15+Duke+J.+Comp.+&+Int%27l+L.+281

"...the United States military has been a world leader in disseminating respect for humanitarian law in military forces throughout the world...The long involvment in NATO itself reflects the ability of military forces to operate together while meeting their respective humanitarian obligations.."

No wonder they picked him...

It turns out Trimble, the 2nd of the two international observers recently helped [url=http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/jerusalem-post/mi_8048/is_201005... an organization called the "Friends of Israel Initiative".  Its purpose is to defend Israel's right to exist, and was launched because of their concern about the:

Quote:

unprecedented delegitimation campaign against Israel, driven by the enemies of the Jewish state and perversely assumed by numerous international authorities.

The Guardian said that Trimble was recommended to the Israeli inquiry by everyone's favourite war criminal, Tony Blair.

So we have a self-proclaimed "Friend of Israel" and a military lawyer as the international observers on the Gaza flotilla massacre inquiry.  Right.

No Yards No Yards's picture

Agent666 wrote:
. And I'm not defending the actions of the IDF. The Israeli Military is brash and trigger-happy, to say the least,

Others have already exposed your meaningless attack on Turkish Muslims for being Turkish Muslims (one assumes that this in your mind making them automatically wrong,) I'd rather have a closer look the quoted statement and learn a little bit more about what you mean by "not defending the actions of the IDF".

Can you clarify that a bit? Saying the Israeli Military is "Brash and trigger happy" would seem to me to imply that it would be okay for them to blockade Gaza, kidnap and murder activists in International waters, attend over open air prison camps designed to provide collective punishment against a whole people for the actions of a few, if only they didn't keep putting the soup spoon on the wrong side of the table setting.

When we're talking about people being murdered one usually expects some level of outrage that would invoke a little bit more passion than calling the murders "brash" ... "brash murders" at least.

So give it up for us 666. Don't hold back. No one is going to criticize you for speaking your mind and really letting loose with a strong condemnation of Israeli's murders.

If you're not defending Israel, then please go ahead an "not defend".

 

No Yards No Yards's picture

Here's a clip of Colbert taking on the Israeli Ambassador .... there are several good gotcha's in this one, but I noticed specifically at around the 2:30- 2:45 mark where the Ambassador explains why Israel has been blocking snack foods into Gaza  ... "we don't feel particularity obliged to provide them with snack food" is what the petty tyrant, evil incarnate, piece of walking shit gives as the reason.

Now let anyone try and say the blockade is about preventing weapons getting to Hamas ... he clearly admits this is collective punishment.

Link to web page with Colbert video clip

kropotkin1951

Prisoners are not to have too many luxuries.  They must be made to understand that being born in Palestine is blameworthy conduct and that activity comes with a life sentence and it is no joke.  If they had pop and chips their lives would be too good and they might forget for a few minutes that they are being punished for their original sin.

Frmrsldr

NoDifferencePartyPooper wrote:

Canadian To Be Part of Proposed Inquiry into Flotilla Incident [Retired Brigadier General Ken Watkin]

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=cp_hv3kakds32&show_article=1

"Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon welcomed the decision to set up the INDEPENDENT commission, saying Watkin's career makes him well suited to participate...

He said that Canada understands and sympathizes with Israel's legitimate security concerns in the face of terrorism against its people...we also fully support Israel's right to inspect ships to ensure military material and armaments do not reach the hands of Hamas terrorists, he said.."

Ken Watkin is 'well suited' indeed:

'Canada/United States Military Interoperability and Humanitarian Law Issues: Land Mines, Terrorism, Military Objectives and Targeted Killing ' by Colonel Kenneth Watkin

http://www.law.duke.edu/shell/cite.pl?15+Duke+J.+Comp.+&+Int%27l+L.+281

"...the United States military has been a world leader in disseminating respect for humanitarian law in military forces throughout the world...The long involvment in NATO itself reflects the ability of military forces to operate together while meeting their respective humanitarian obligations.."

No wonder they picked him...

He must be a bad choice if Lawrence Cannon likes him.

epaulo13 epaulo13's picture

*EYEWITNESS REPORT: ISRAELI MASSACRE ON FREEDOM FLOTILLAS*
*
A Public Forum With Flotilla Survivor Kevin Neish *

 *Friday, June 18, 7pm *
Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch), Alice McKay Room
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 6B1

Free admission. Donations will be collected and all proceeds will go the next Freedom Flotillas.

For more information email [email protected] or phone Omar Shaban
604-379-4050

*Sponsored by *

Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign (BIAC)
Canadian Islamic Congress
Canada Palestine Association
Canada Palestine Support Network
No One Is Illegal
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) UBC
StopWar.ca
Voice of Palestine

*
Background*

Kevin Neish, from Victoria, B.C., was a part of the international solidarity flotilla to break the siege and blockade of Gaza which was brutally stopped by the Israeli commandoes in the early morning hours of May 31, 2010. The flotilla, which included six ships with over 600 activists from more than 30 countries, was carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.

Neish explained, "I got a taste of life in Gaza for the day," after witnessing the massacre on board the MV Mavi Marmara, where Israeli Forces killed at least nine people. In addition to witnessing and speaking out, Neish smuggled out photographs documenting the Israeli massacre which have been published in the Turkish press.

This latest Israeli crime has been condemned worldwide. There have been protest actions across Canada -- including three rallies in Vancouver alone -- condemning the flotilla assault and the Harper government's uncritical support of Israel, whose Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visiting with Harper in Ottawa when the May 31 massacre was carried out.

*Further reading*: Victoria's B-Channel News has compiled stories about
Kevin Neish here: http://bchannelnews.tv/?p=5144

NDPP

anyone who tries to tell us that the US is a world leader in disseminating respect for humanitarian law and meeting humanitarian obligations is obviously sufficiently evil enough to sit on such a monstrosity as this Zionist coverup operation styled as an inquiry. I notice that all the lying media repeatedly use the adjective 'independent' to describe it  Just in case you didn't think it was..

Israel's 'Friends' Still Shamelessly Swinging from Chandeliers

http://uprootedpalestinians.blogspot.com/2010/06/israels-friends-still-s...

"In a study by B'Tselem, the Israeli human rights organization shows that 95% of Gaza's factories are closed, 93% of the water is polluted and Israel's blockade has caused an economic collapse. B'Tselem's executive director, Jessica Martell, sums up by saying of the ongoing occupation: 'words are simply not adequate to describe those who perpetrated this evil and those who encourage, support and cheer from the sidelines like the stooges hiding behind the respectable trappings of Westminster [and Parliament Hill including the NDP]

EU Council Says Gaza Siege 'Unacceptable'

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=291997

"The EU Council said Israel's Gaza blockade is 'unacceptable and politically counter productive' and called on Israel to immediately lift the siege in accordance with UN resolutions demanding the unhindered opening of all crossings 'for the flow of humanitarian aid, commercial goods and persons to and from Gaza including goods from the West Bank.."

This Is The Map Of Herzl's Desired Jewish State. This Is Zionism

http://palestinethinktank.com/2010/06/10/this-is-the-map-of-herzls-desir...

"The Promised Land Extends from the Nile River to the Euphrates.."

NDPP

Israel's Whitewash Inquiry Unacceptable

Clearly Israel's Proposed Internal Inquiry Fails to Meet Expectations

http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/resources/commentary-and-analysis/11...

"The whole process can already be dismissed as worthless. The UN Security Council must appoint its own inquiry team without delay. Israel's predictable lack of cooperation will expose yet again what a farce its claims to be a responsible member of the community of nations really are."

NDPP

Q & A: Why Israel's Siege is Illegal  [ someone please forward to Jack Layton]

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2010/06/2010614102758862244...

"The International Committee of the Red Cross has described Israel's blockade of Gaza as a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. That conclusion rests on the Israeli government's status as an occupying power in Gaza, which assigns it cetain obligations to the people of Gaza.."

YourFriendAl

epaulo13 wrote:

*EYEWITNESS REPORT: ISRAELI MASSACRE ON FREEDOM FLOTILLAS*
*
A Public Forum With Flotilla Survivor Kevin Neish *

*Friday, June 18, 7pm *
Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch), Alice McKay Room

This could be entertaining, Kevin does have a real flair for the dramatic at the expense of truth.

Its funny really; I saw the video of Kevin aboard the Mavi Marmara, where he says "two soldiers down here bleeding and wounded", yet by the time he was interviewed by the CBC a few days later he had completely forgotten and changed his story to say that  he hadn't see any wounds on the soldiers and that they were released unharmed.

Far be it for me to accuse him of lying, instead we could be charitable and concede that any of the many discrepancies in his story are most likely a result of the severe trauma he claims to have underwent. But either way, it doesn't make him a reliable eyewitness. It will be interesting to see if he is able to give some straight answers to some straight questions at the forum :)

 

 

 

Unionist

This thread is starting to take its troll on my nerves.

 

radiorahim radiorahim's picture

Well YF-Al...assuming you're not a troll, I don't give a shit whether or not there are discrepancies in what Kevin Neish has said or not...or anyone else on board the flotilla for that matter.

The fact of the matter is that the IDF staged armed boardings of civilian ships in international waters and killed and injured a whole bunch of folks in the process.   That is an international crime...and the whole world knows it.

Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture

Quote:

Israel Wednesday issued a stern warning to Iranian and Lebanese organizers who plan to send three more aid ships to Gaza later this week.

Attempts by the Iranians and Lebanese to break Israel's blockade of Gaza would be seen not just as a provocation and a breach of law, but as a 'hostile' act because the ships and their cargo are from enemy states, said Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor.

'They are under a different status,' he told the German Press Agency dpa, referring to the earlier aid flotilla forcefully intercepted on May 31, which had carried aid and activists mainly from European states including Turkey, Greece and Ireland.

Now you got that, right? They murdered nine people on the ships they didn't consider hostile. I guess that means the rabid freaks will have to sink the Lebanese and Iranian ships and shoot dead any survivors.

YourFriendAl

radiorahim wrote:

 I don't give a shit whether or not there are discrepancies in what Kevin Neish has said or not...or anyone else on board the flotilla for that matter.

So much for the truth and honesty that used to be the hallmark of those who hold the higher moral ground.  If you can't trust your so called humanitarians to be honest, then whom can you trust. Lying does not justify the ends no matter the cause.

 

 

Unionist

Nice try, rr, but if you're going to feed them, make sure to include a small dose of rat poison. Works wonders.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

YourFriendAl wrote:
This could be entertaining, Kevin does have a real flair for the dramatic at the expense of truth.

Its funny really; I saw the video of Kevin aboard the Mavi Marmara, where he says "two soldiers down here bleeding and wounded", yet by the time he was interviewed by the CBC a few days later he had completely forgotten and changed his story to say that  he hadn't see any wounds on the soldiers and that they were released unharmed.

!!

Great work gumshoe!  For your next job, I charge you with investigating if Amy Goodman has ever smoked pot. Let us know what you find!

Just a gentle reminder, Al, that babble doesn't take kindly to open displays of contempt or disrespect for our community and the first principles on which it was founded. If you've come here to partake in either or both, you won't be along line. So now that you've made your great "scoop," either find a way to engage respectfully, or gleefully run back to your blog and tell everyone what you found here.

ennir

YourFriendAl wrote:

This could be entertaining, Kevin does have a real flair for the dramatic at the expense of truth.

[LINK ?  PROOF ?  NO, JUST  LIBEL ]

Its funny really; I saw the video of Kevin aboard the Mavi Marmara, where he says "two soldiers down here bleeding and wounded", yet by the time he was interviewed by the CBC a few days later he had completely forgotten and changed his story to say that  he hadn't see any wounds on the soldiers and that they were released unharmed.

[LINKS ? ]

Far be it for me to accuse him of lying, instead we could be charitable and concede that any of the many discrepancies in his story are most likely a result of the severe trauma he claims to have underwent. But either way, it doesn't make him a reliable eyewitness. It will be interesting to see if he is able to give some straight answers to some straight questions at the forum :

[FAR BE IT FROM ME TO POINT OUT THAT YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO IS FULL OF SHIT.]

 

YourFriendAl

Catchfire wrote:

Just a gentle reminder, Al, that babble doesn't take kindly to open displays of contempt or disrespect for our community and the first principles on which it was founded. If you've come here to partake in either or both, you won't be along line. So now that you've made your great "scoop," either find a way to engage respectfully, or gleefully run back to your blog and tell everyone what you found here.

Principles, what a joke. Having perused these forums, the one thing that this "gumshoe" has managed to ascertain is that principles are the last thing of any importance here. To fit in here, all that is required is an irrational hatred of Israel and the ability to suspend any belief in logic or facts.
These are not forums for debate, but forums for self congratulatory bigots to perpetuate their views by amplifying lies and distortions.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

I guess you'll have to come back with an alias to tell us about your latest case, because I just de-friended Al.

radiorahim radiorahim's picture

Well guess you called it right Unionist...troll at work.

NotYourFriendAtAll

Catchfire wrote:

I guess you'll have to come back with an alias to tell us about your latest case, because I just de-friended Al.

Oh so mature, unless someone fits into the narrow minded little box that defines your world you can't bear to hear their point of view.

Feel free to suspend this account as well as I won't be coming back, the one thing I cannot bear is narrow minded bigotry so I have no further use for you or your bigoted self righteous little friends.

About the only honest thing on this web site is the name rabble.ca, it truly is apt.

 

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

Well, thanks for taking the time to let us know your true feelings Al. I know your time is precious so I won't waste any sending you on your way. Come back any time.

N.Beltov N.Beltov's picture

Screw that. I wanna see you tear him another new one. And be more mean about it, OK?

Frmrsldr

Israel says the U.N. is to deliver goods seized from raided flotilla to Gaza:

Tia Goldenberg wrote:

The United Nations will take to Gaza tons of aid supplies languishing in an Israeli port for two weeks since they were seized in a bloody sea confrontation, the Israeli military said Tuesday.

Richard Miron, a spokesman for the U.N. Mideast envoy, confirmed the deal. The military said the aid, taken from a six-ship Gaza-bound flotilla after nine people died in clashes, would fill 70 trucks.

http://wire.antiwar.com/2010/06/15/israel-un-to-take-seized-flotilla-goo...

I see no mention of any arms found among the cargo. Had there been arms, this would have been brought to the world's attention.

Caissa

From Haaretz:

An organization of German Jews that wants to send an aid ship to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza says that its intentions are no betrayal of the Jewish people.

In an interview with the German Press Agency dpa in Berlin, Kate Katzenstein-Leiterer, a leader of the German Jewish Voice organization said instead that they wanted to help preserve the state of Israel by showing that its current policies were wrong.

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/organizer-of-german-jewish-flotilla-...

writer writer's picture

Another link about the same news: [url=http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/juliankossoff/100043826/german-jews-to... Jews to join new Gaza aid flotilla[/url]

NDPP

EU Considering Aid To Israel's Military

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51871

"A leading Israeli supplier of warplanes used to kill and maim civilians in Gaza is in the running for two new scientific research grants from the European Union. Israel's attacks on Gaza in late 2008 and 2009 provided its air force with an opportunity to experiment with state-of-the-art pilotless drones such as the Heron.."

Canada is currently also using Israeli Heron Drones in Afghanistan

Gaza's Humanitarian Catastrophe

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2010/1003/re5.htm

"Passengers exchanged satirical remarks when they heard the news in the taxi they were riding Sunday morning; that the Israeli government decided for the first time since imposing the blockade on Gaza to allow the passage of new items. These include Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Shoelaces, buttons, needles, safetypins and sewing thread. [also jam and potato chips!]

Lifting the ban is 'an expression of Israel's desire to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians living in Gaza,' according to IDF spokeman General Eilan Ben Eliyahu.." [of course still no vital medical equipment and supplies or cement etc will be allowed]

Mavi Marmara Eyewitness: Kevin Neish

http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/101

"Neish says the claims that the Israeli commandos were just armed with paint guns and 9mm pistols are 'Bullshit --at one point when I was in the stairwell, a commando opened a hatch above, stuck in a machine gun and started firing. Bullets were bouncing all over the place. If the guy had gotten a look in and seen where he was shooting, I'd have been dead.."

Gaza Convoy Activists Claim Soldiers Used Debit Cards Stolen in Raid

http://guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/18/gaza-convoy-activists-debit-card...

"Activists say Israel still has possession of at least $1M of goods and cash, comprising aid and personal possessions including laptops and cameras.."  Soldiers using debit cards stolen in raid -IDF pirates and thieves - steals your land AND your debit cards..

UN Team Calls for End to Systematic Rights Violations by Israel in Occupied Territories [Again!]

http://www.tolerance.ca/ArticleExt.aspx?ID=88113&L=en

"a three member UN body has called for an end to human rights violations by Israel in the occupied territories...'Violations must cease."

Express yourself: Email Israel's Consul in Canada: CO[email protected]

Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture

Video: In LA workers refuse to unload Israeli cargo

"Free, Free Palestine! Don't you cross our picket line!"

 

Unionist

Beautiful, FM! Thank you! Free, free Palestine!

 

Ripple

That really was beautiful.  Thanks for posting.

 

Here is Kevin Neish's talk at the VPL on Friday ...

http://www.workingtv.com/next.html

NDPP

Why Isn't Anti-Palestinism Condemned as a Hate Crime?

http://canada.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/75610

"I bet you've never heard of anti-Palestinism?"

Capitalism's Legacy: The Auschwitz of Palestine and the Attack on the Gaza Flotilla

http://dissidentvoice.org/2010/06/capitalism's-legacy-the-auschwitz-of-palestine-and-the-attack-on-the-free-gaza-flotilla/

"It's not about defense against 'terrorism' or about Israel's 'right to exist'. It's about a vicious form of capitalism known as colonialism...class genocide."

Easing Gaza's Siege: Bogus and Unacceptable

http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/06/easing-gazas-siege-bogus-and.html

"[Israel's announcement] was a sham PR gesture to diffuse worldwide anger and satisfy world leaders, short of fully opening Gaza's land and sea borders for free in and out movement of people and goods. Nothing less can be accepted."

Stop The Bullets!: A Call to End Live Fire Against Unarmed Demonstrators and Farmers

http://palsolidarity.org/2010/06/12759

"lethal force by the Israeli military is nothing new to Palestinians. In the Gaza 'buffer zone' live ammunition is routinely used against unarmed demonstrators and farmers.."

NDPP

Richard Falk: The Shock Resulting from Flotilla Attack

http://intifada-palestine.com/2010/06/richard-falkthe-shock-resulting-fr...

"Israel's narration of the facts seems flawed, an exercise in disinformation.."

Cueball Cueball's picture

Quote:
In any normal place, you would expect masses to take to the streets and protest. Indeed, precisely this happened all over the globe. Not in Israel. A few hundred people did demonstrate in Tel Aviv and in several other towns, but then again a few hundred gathered to throw eggs at the Turkish embassy. On the internal front, the Israeli government has nothing to worry about.

The Flotilla in the Israeli Press

NDPP

Netanyahu: Security Blockade on Gaza Will Only Get Stronger

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/netanyahu-security-blockad...

"As Israel unveils steps to ease flow of civilian goods to Gaza, PM vows to tighten security controls. 'There will be no civilian closure of Gaza but there will be a security closure. That security closure will be tightened from now on." - Netanyahu

Banned by the UN: A Mother's Message From Gaza

http://www.palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=16071

"We embrace hope"

The Final Turkel Commission Report, July 4, 2010

http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2010/06/19/turkel-commission-report/#more-...

"Submitted to: The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu

Frmrsldr

Well, as we all knew in advance, the Israeli military probe is/will be a shameless whitewash:

Haaretz Service wrote:

The probe concluded that due to the fact that a mass offensive against Israel's commando officers was not taken into account, the officers acted accordingly under the circumstances.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-navy-probe-of-gaza-...

NDPP

and the contributions of our own Canadian 'Mr. Fixit' Brig Gen. Ken Watkin, and his experiences - with the Somalia inquiry, Rwanda inquiries and his views that "the United States military has been a world leader in disseminating respect for humanitarian law in military forces throughout the world.." certainly don't suggest a dissenting view..

Cueball Cueball's picture

I like the part about "tens of rioters". Tens of em, everywhere! I saw at least ten.

NDPP

Lebanese Aid Ship to Set Sail for Gaza

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=131381&sectionid=3510202

Palestinian Women Under Occupation

http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2010/06/palestinian-women-under-occupation...

"In spite of their exceptional suffering under occupation, Palestinian women display remarkable endurance qualities.."

Hamas Says Israel Deceitful over Gaza

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=131371&sectionid=351020202

"We don't want snacks and chips. We need building materials."

German Minister: Israel Running out of Time

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=131285&sectionid=351020202

"For Israel it is five minutes to midnight,' he said..."

 

Frmrsldr

This says it all:

Hanan Greenberg wrote:

The Lebanese flotilla has been green-lighted, and the IDF is already preparing to intercept the vessels as they make their way to the Gaza Strip over the weekend.

The army said the same commandos who took part in the deadly raid on the Turkish ship in late May will also be called to stop the Lebanese vessels.

"We are preparing for several scenarios. It is not yet clear which boats, if any, will make their way towards Gaza or who will be on board. In any case, we will prevent any vessel from reaching Gaza," an IDF official said Monday.

... The Navy admitted to some tactical errors on the part of the commandos who raided the Turkish ship "Mavi Marmara" and said there were some problems in the preparations for the takeover, particularly in light of the fact that the ship was carrying members of the pro-Palestinian IHH group. However, the army said, the operation as a whole was successful.

"We must keep in mind that all those harmed during the incident were extremists, not innocent civilians," an army official said.

... As for the Lebanese flotilla, the army may have an advantage as far as intelligence is concerned, but it is also [sic] talking into account that the commandos may be in for a few surprises. "The bottom line is that we will act in the same manner - with the necessary improvements to the tactical problems that were raised," an IDf source said. "If we will find terrorists aboard the vessels, we will not hesitate to harm them..."

Israel fears the cabinet's decision to ease the blockade on Gaza will result in more sails to the Hamas-ruled territory, but the army is focusing on the operational aspects and is not ruling out the possibility that the next flotilla will also end in violence.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3908573,00.html

NDPP

Brussels Tribunal Wants High Seas Killers Charged

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19822

"Norman Finkelstein recently said that Israel is now a lunatic state with 300 nuclear warheads. He is right and it is time befrore the unimaginable occurs, that the world deals with this massive threat represented by Israel...The international community must cut all economic ties, all defense coordination and contracts, and all diplomatic, intellectual and cultural links with Israel until Zionism is recognized as racism. Until this happens, Israel continues to be the single biggest threat to world peace.."

NDPP

Khalid Amayreh: Freed Islamic Leader Urges National Unity

http://intifada-palestine.com/2010/06/freed-islamic-leader-urges-nationa...

"Nayef Rajoub, the popular Islamic leader in the al-Khahil region has been set free after spending 48 months of captivity in Zionist jails and detention camps for 'taking part in illegal elections.'

Israel views all acts of resistance, including non-violent activism, to its Nazi-like military occupation of Palestine as 'acts of terror'

Rajoub pointed out that he was carrying two messages from thousands of Palestinian political prisoners and resistance activists languishing in Israeli dungeons and detention camps:

'The first message is that the Palestinian people should place the prisoners issue at the top of the national agenda, otherwise the prisoners will return to their families in coffins.

And the second message is that both Fatah and Hamas as well as the rest of Palestinian national factions must do all they can to restore national unity.."

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Leaked Documents Show PA Undermined Turkey's Push for UN FLotilla Probe

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11350.shtml

"The Palestinian Authority attempted to neutralise a United Nations Human Rights council resolution condemning Israel's deadly attack on the Gaza Freedom FLotilla; leaked UN and PA documents obtained by The Electronic Intifada show...The PA's apparent collusion shield Israel will recall for many its efforts to undermine UN action on the Goldstone report last October..."

Now we know why the West prefers to deal with the PA and why the Palestinian people overwhelmingly chose Hamas. Puppets.

International Campaign Launched in Support of Parliamentarians threaened with eviction from Jerusalem

http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/news/middle-east/1196-international-...

"Following the Israeli Interior Minister's decision to expel three Jerusalem MPs from the city, the International Campaign for the Release of the Abducted Members of the Palestinian Parliament HAS SENT OUT LETTERS TO EVERY NATIONAL PARLIAMENT THROUGHOUT THE WORLD,as well as international parliamentary institutions; calling upon them to take tangible steps to stop this expulsion from taking place.

The Campaign stressed that the decision to expel Mohammed Abu Tir, Mohammed Totach, Khaled Abu Arafa and Ahmed Atan is a racist one, falling within the context of Israel's policy of displacing the indigenous residents of Jerusalem and judaising the city.

In the letter, which was sent out on Sunday, June 20, the campaign urged global parliamentary institutions to 'coordinate all efforts toward putting an end to such violations against the members of the Palestine Legislative Council." It also stressed the importance of 'TAKING PRACTICAL STEPS' regarding the Israeli abduction and expulsion of Palestinian MPs, which is a violation of the Parliamentary immunity of Palestinian MPs.

The campaign called for bringing the Israelis responsible to trial for this violation of the rights of the elected representatives of the Palestinian people. "

Please forward this to whomever and wherever you think it might do some good. I have forwarded it to my MP who is NDP so faint hope there, as we know how timid about pissing off Israel they seem to be. However I won't take no answer for an answer and hope you won't either. Perhaps provincial legislatures should also receive it and asked what they intend to do about it. Since they are so determine to support 'the only democracy in the Middle East' let them ask that august body how it justifies such outrageous actions.

Tow Dutch Flotilla VIctims Sue Israel

http://www.kawther.info/wpr/2010/06/22/two-hollandese-citizens-on-flotil...

The Dutch Foriegn Ministry informed Amur Abu Rashed, th eCoordinator of the 'European Campaign to Lift the Siege of Gaza' who was present on the freedom flotilla, that they will pay all expenses of a lawsuit which he filed together with another Hollandese citizen against the Israeli authorities because of their abduction in international waters from the ships of the freedom flotilla on May 31, 2010."

If we lived in an enlightened jurisdiction instead of this obscene 'Dominion' perhaps similar lawsuits would also be funded for Kevin Neish et al. Of course it wouldn't be a Tory gov't. It wouldn't be a Liberal gov't. It wouldn't be an NDP gov't...hmm?

 

 

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'Free Palestine' - Not only Gaza

http://www.palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=16079

Israeli Court Begins Trial of Palestinian Offical for 'Illegally Praying' at Al -Aqsa Mosque

http://www.imemc.org/article/58985

Belgian Lawyers to Charge Burack and Livni for War Crimes

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/belgian-lawyers-to-charge-...

Iran to Send Ship to Gaza

http://www.bicom.org.uk/news/news-archive/iran-s-gaza-ship-plans-to-sail...

"Iran said yesterday that it will send a 'blockade busting' ship carrying aid and Pro-Palestinian activists to Gaza. The ship is to set sail from Iran on Sunday.."

Frmrsldr

The headline says it all.

Israel Draws Up Plans For Next Gaza Invasion. Next Time, Israel Will Give Civilians More Time to Flee:

http://news.antiwar.com/2010/06/23/israel-draws-up-plans-for-next-gaza-i...

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