By ICTV Victoria
Activist and humanitarian Kevin Neish returns to Face to Face to talk about his most recent journey to the Middle East as a crew member of the Freedom Flotilla 2. Mr. Neish talks about how the Greek government — working at the behest of the Israeli government — continually frustrated the Flotilla’s attempts to leave port in order to make their way to Gaza.
Gaza Under Attack From A Swarm Of Drones
By Julie Webb-Pullman
The whole of Gaza City is under air attack with Israel Defense Force (IDF) drones and other aircraft roaming the skies firing rockets and dropping bombs on the Palestinian population.
For Scoop, Julie Webb-Pullman reports from within Gaza that there are swarms of strike aircraft: “There was at least one explosion, then sirens. I can still hear drones , more sirens, lots of sirens, more explosions.”
From one vantage point, she can see a lot of smoke emitting from near Gaza City’s university.
From her rooftop, Julie Webb-Pullman reports: “It looks like a massive airstrike – the city of Gaza is under a pall of acrid smoke. The drones still droning. I can’t tell where the strikes were, but definitely in the middle of town, as well as further out.”
By Julie Webb-Pullma
GAZA July 15, 2011: The Israeli navy today attacked international monitoring vessel Oliva and several Palestinian fishing boats in Gazan waters, for the second time in two days.
The Oliva, which monitors and documents Israeli attacks against Gaza fishermen, began its operations on 20 April 2011 under the auspices of the Spanish Civil Peace Service. The monitoring team is comprised of activists from Italy, Sweden, USA and the UK.
By Craig Murray
Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan
I am proud to call Ray McGovern a friend. He is a retired senior member of the CIA, and was so valued as an analyst that he used to give the US President his daily intelligence briefing. Ray and I both had senior government service careers, in the course of which you make personal friendships that last, hopefully as long as you do. So sometimes we both get told things from the inside of government.
As Ray sets out on the US Gaza peace flotilla ship, he has been warned in the starkest of terms that the Obama administration will do nothing to protect their US flagged vessel, or the US citizens on board, against attack by the Israelis.
Posted in Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged audacity of hope, gaza, gaza aid ship, Greece, hillary clinton, international waters, Israel, israeli genocide, israeli war crimes, palestine, ray mcgovern
By Michel Chossudovsky
Montreal, 12.30 AM EST, May 16, 2011
Global Research has been in contact with the Spirit of Rachel Corrie, a Malaysian ship carrying a humanitarian aid cargo to Gaza, which has been attacked in international waters by Israel.
The vessel left the Port of Piraeus, Greece on Wednesday, May 11 carrying 7.5 kilometers of UPVC (plastic) sewage pipes to help restore the devastated sewerage system in Gaza. The humanitarian initiative is sponsored by Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) and participating in this mission includes anti-war activists and journalists, consisting of 7 Malaysians, 2 Irish, 2 Indians and 1 Canadian.
Posted in Region: Middle East, Resistance
Tagged Centre for Research on Globalization, gaza, genocide, international war crimes, international waters, Israel, malaysia, MV Finch, perdana global peace mission, piracy, Spirit of Rachel Corrie
By Natasha Mozgovaya
Professor Ahmet Doğan, whose 19-year-old son Furkan was killed aboard during the Israeli army raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla from Turkey in May, is in Washington in an attempt to convince American officials to open an investigation into the raid.
Furkan was an American citizen who was born in the U.S. His father will be meeting with Congress members Tuesday and on Wednesday speak with members of the State Department and the Ministry of Justice.
Professor Ahmet Doğan: If my son was an Israeli who was shot by Turks in international waters, how would the U.S. react?
TURKEY: CRISIS AT SEA: ISRAEL ATTACKS GAZA AID FLOTILLA, Daily News, Ankara, June 1
“It should be known that we will not stay silent and unresponsive in the face of this inhuman state terror,” Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan.
Turkish PM calls Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla ‘state terror’
Netanyahu gives ‘full backing’ to raid on aid flotilla
Raid on flotilla puts final nail in coffin of Turkish ties with Israel
Thousands rally in Istanbul to protest Israeli raid on flotilla
Around the world:
Ship clash leaves Israel in diplomatic hot water, Reuters, June 1
Murder on the High Seas, Arab News, June 1
Barak: Flotilla Organizers to Blame, Jerusalem Post, May 31
MESS Report / How will Israel explain Gaza flotilla raid to the world? Haaretz, June 1
Gaza flotilla attack: world unites in condemnation of Israel’s actions, Guardian, June 1
Israeli Raid Complicates U.S. Ties and Push for Peace, New York Times, May 31
UNSC slams Israeli raid on flotilla, Times of India, June 1
Israeli deadly assault on aid ships sparks worldwide outcry, RT (Russia), June 1
By Ayman Quaider and Sameh Habeeb
Gaza, January 8, 2010 (Pal Telegraph)- A massive explosion took place a few moments ago in western Gaza City, in the Tal Al Hawa neighborhood. Eyewitness reported that Israeli F16s launched an aerial attack at midnight. The attack was followed by a series of air raids.
By Uri Avnery
Something odd, almost bizarre, is going on in Egypt these days.
About 1,400 activists from all over the world gathered there on their way to the Gaza Strip. On the anniversary of the ‘Cast Lead’ war, they intended to participate in a non-violent demonstration against the ongoing blockade, which makes the life of 1.5 million inhabitants of the Strip intolerable.
At the same time, protest demonstrations were to take place in many countries. In Tel-Aviv, too, a big protest was planned. The ‘monitoring committee’ of the Arab citizens of Israel was to organise an event on the Gaza border.
When the international activists arrived in Egypt, a surprise awaited them. The Egyptian government forbade their trip to Gaza. Continue reading
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, NWO, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged egypt war crimes, gaza, gaza occupation, israel war crimes, israeli land grab, palestine, uri avnery
By The Real News Network
Israel’s recent wave of repression led to arrest of Jamal Juma’, coordinator of Stop the Wall Campaign.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, NWO, Region: Middle East, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged gaza, Goldstone Report, israel palestine, israel war crimes, Stop the Wall Campaign, West Bank