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May 31, 2010
May 31, 2010: ISRAEL ATTACKS AND KILLS INTERNATIONALS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS! 


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Israeli forces have attacked the international aid convoy Freedom Flotilla en route to the besieged Gaza Strip, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 50 injured.

The attack came on Monday morning after one of the six ships in the convoy was hit by Israeli navy forces before being stormed by commandos descending from helicopters.

The interception reportedly took place in international waters, more than 150km (90 miles) off the coast of Gaza.


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In November 2008, the Free Gaza Movement elected an interim Board of Directors, and appointed two individuals to coordinate our work in Gaza.

 

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Caoimhe Butterly (Ireland)

Caoimhe Butterly is an Irish human rights activist. She has worked on human rights observation projects and with NGOs in Zimbabwe, Chiapas, Guatemala, Iraq and Palestine. Caoimhe lived in the Jenin refugee camp for a year in 2002 before being shot by Israeli soldiers, then deported. She speaks conversational Arabic.

Ewa Jasiewicz (UK)

Ewa Jasiewicz is an experienced journalist, community and union organizer, and solidarity worker. Her articles have appeared in The Independent, The Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatique, Red Pepper, Left Turn, and Z Net, among others. She worked with the ISM in Palestine, and with Voices in the Wilderness in Iraq. She speaks conversational Arabic.



Ship Captains

Denis Healy (UK)

Denis has been involved with boats for 45 years, beginning with small fishing boats in Portsmouth. He has been captain of the Dignity on several successful voyages to Gaza. Denis learned to sail while at school and has been part of the sea ever since. He's a certified yachtmaster and has also worked on heavy marine equipment from yachts to large dredgers.

George Klontzas (Greece)

George Klontzas is a professional diver and sailor. He was captain of the Liberty on the first voyage in August 2008, and captain of the Spirit of Humanity in January 2009.

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Huwaida Arraf (Palestine/USA), Board Chair Huwaida is a Palestinian-American, and also a citizen of Israel. She is a human rights activist and co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement. In 2007 she received her Juris Doctor from American University in Washington D.C. and from 2007 - 2008 taught Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Al Quds University in Jerusalem.


Greta Berlin (France/USA), Board Secretary Greta Berlin is one of the founders of the Free Gaza Movement. She has been an advocate for justice for the Palestinians since the early 60s. She is the mother of two Palestinian/American children whose father was born and raised in Safad, Palestine and is a 1948 refugee. She has a masters degree in Theatre and a bachelor’s in English and, when she’s not working with the 1/ 2Interim Board of Directors & Staff


Geschrieben von: Free Gaza Movement Freitag, 30. Januar 2009 um 10:53 Uhr - Aktualisiert Montag, 04. Januar 2010 um 21:07 Uhr Palestinians, has spent the past 32 years teaching engineers and scientists how to design and deliver presentations.


Eliza Ernshire (Australia), Board Treasurer Eliza Ernshire is a schoolteacher and human rights activist. Originally from Australia, she currently lives and works in the UK.


Derek Graham (Ireland), Ships Coordinator Derek Graham is originally from Ireland, and has been living in Cyprus for last 3 years. He is a qualified electrician and accomplished sailor, and has been sailing all his life. He is a member of the Irish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, and primarily works as crew on missions to Gaza, as well as organising boat logistics.


Fathi Jaouadi (Tunisia/ UK), Finance Director Fathi Jaouadi is a television producer and human rights activist. Originally from Tunisia, he currently lives and works in London.


Ramzi Kysia (Lebanon/USA), Media Coordinator Ramzi Kysia is an Arab-American writer and activist. He was co-coordinator of the Iraq Peace Team, and headed a project to develop Baghdad Indymedia after the 2003 US invasion.


Dr. Vaggelis Pissias (Greece)


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• 14 Friends of Palestine, www.14friendsofpalestine.org
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• ACAT, Catalunya/Espanya, http://acat.pangea.org
• Adams, Miriam and Steve, New Mexico (USA)
• A Different Jewish Voice (Een Ander Joods Geluid) - Amsterdam, NL, www.eajg.nl
• AIPPP  (Patrimoine Palestinien) Strasbourg 
• Aktionsbündnis für einen gerechten Frieden in Palästina (Deutschland)
• Alternative Information Center, http://www.alternativenews.org
• American Friends Service Committee-Pacific Southwest Region (AFSC), www.afsc.org
• American-Iranian Friendship Committee (AIFC), www.progressiveportals.com/aifc
• Americans Against the War - France (AAW-France), www.aawfrance.org
• Americans For A Just Peace In The Middle East, www.ajpme.org
• Americans for a Palestinian State, CA, http://americansforapalestinianstate.org/
• American Muslims for Palestine, www.ampalestine.org
• Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights (Oregon, USA)
• Antonine Friendship Link, (UK)
• Arab-Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East (Chicago), www.arabjewishpartnership.org
• Araguaney Foundation (Spain), http://www.fundacionaraguaney.com
• Arbeitskreis Nahost Berlin (Middle East Group Berlin), www.aknahost.org
• Archbishop Desmond Tutu (South Africa), see his letter of support
• "Aristera!" ("Left!") (Greece), http://www.koel.gr (click on "Aristera!")
• Association France Palestine Solidarit้, www.france-palestine.org
• The Australian Friends of Palestine Association, www.friendsofpalestine.org.au
• Australians for Justice and Peace in Palestine, www.ajpp.canberra.net.au
• Australians for Palestine, www.australiansforpalestine.com
• Banias, Yannis, Member of Parliament in Greece (Syriza Partie)
• Barnes, Andrea, peace worker (USA) 
• Bat Shalom of the Jerusalem Link, www.batshalom.org
• Bay Area Peace Navy, www.docspopuli.org/articles/PN/BAPN2008.htm
• Bay Area Women in Black, www.bayareawomeninblack.org
• Berkeley Women in Black, www.bapd.org/gbemck-1.html
• Bishop Munib Younan (Jerusalem), www.elcjhl.org
• Blincoe, Nicholas, author (UK), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Blincoe
• Britain Palestine Twinning Network, www.twinningwithpalestine.net
• Brouillet, Carol, Congressional Green candidate, California, www.communitycurrency.org
• Bubbies and Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Burden, Richard, MP, Birmingham Northfield (UK), Chair of Britain-Palestine All Party Parliamentary Group, www.richardburden.com
• Cafe Intifada http://home.earthlink.net/~cafeintifada
• Campagne Civile Pour la Protection du Peuple Palestinien CCIPPP (France), www.protection-palestine.org
• Center for Studies and Alternative Information on Middle East (MA.D.I.S.A.)
• Center for Theology and Social Analysis (Missouri, USA)
• Checkpoint 303 (Tunisia/France/Palestine),  www.checkpoint303.com
• Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy (Chicago), www.chicagofaith.org
• Chomsky, Noam, www.chomsky.info
• Citizens for Justice in the Middle East (Kansas, USA)
• The Coalition of Women for Peace (Israel), http://coalitionofwomen.org
• Code Pink, www.codepink4peace.org
• Collectif jud้o-arabe et citoyen pour la paix, Strasbourg
• Comit้ pour une Paix Juste au Proche Orient in Luxemburg CPJPO, www.paixjuste.lu
• Le Comit้ Solidarit้ Palestine de Saint-Nazaire (France)
• Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine CJPIP (USA), www.cjpip.org
• Coordination de l'Appel de Strasbourg pour une paix juste au Proche-Orient, www.eutopic.lautre.net/coordination
• Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), www.cair.com
• Conscience International (USA), www.conscienceinternational.org
• Corrigan-Maguire, Mairead, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mairead_Corrigan
• The Cyprus IndyMedia Collective, http://cyprusindymedia.org
• Deir Yassin Remembered, http://www.deiryassin.org
• DePaul Academic Freedom Committee (Chicago), www.academicfreedomchicago.org
• Deutsch-Palästinensische Gesellschaft e.V., http://dpg-netz.de
• Dimitriadi, Antigoni Karali, Vice President of KEDE (Center of Research and Action for Peace, Greece)
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• Network for the Political and Social Rights (Greece), http://diktio.org
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• Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia, http://seanacc.org
• North, Titus (USA), political science professor and former candidate for Congress, http://www.votenorth.org
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• Not In Our Name (NION): Jewish Voices Opposing Zionism, www.nion.ca
• NOVA - Social Innovation Centre (Catalonia/Spain), www.nova.cat
• Olive Cooperative, UK
• Olympia/Rafah Sister City Project - Olympia, WA/Rafah, Gaza, www.orscp.org
• Omer, Mohammed, Journalist (Palestine), www.rafahtoday.org
• The One Democratic State Group-Gaza, www.odsg.org
• Palestinian Agricultural Development Association-PARC/Gaza, www.pal-arc.org
• Palestine Aid Society, Los Angeles
• Palestine Committee of Norway, http://www.palestinakomiteen.no
• The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR), http://www.pchrgaza.org
• The Palestine Medical Relief Society, www.pmrs.ps
• The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), www.palestinercs.org
• Palestine Relief Fund, Sydney Australia, www.palestiniansunited.org/palrelief
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• Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK, www.palestinecampaign.org
• Palestine Solidarity Committee - Seattle, www.palestineinformation.org
• Palestinian Community of Catalonia, Spain
• The Palestinian Youth Network
• Pau Ara Madrid
• Pau Ara Valencia
• Pax Christi Metro New York, www.nypaxchristi.org
• Pax Christi UK, www.paxchristi.org.uk
• Paz Ahora, www.pazahora.org
• The People's Voice: Ragnar Johannessen & Schuyler Ebbets, http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/
• Peterson, David, Writer & Researcher, Chicago, www.electricpolitics.com/2008/05/principles_of_the_imperial_new.html
• Philadelphia Jews for a Just Peace
• Popular Committee Against the Siege, Jamal El-Khoudary, see endorsement letter
• Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (USA), http://www.pprc-news.org
• Qureshi, Kamal, Danish MP, www.kamal.dk
• Rachel Corrie Foundation (Washington, USA), www.rachelcorriefoundation.org
• The Ramadhan Foundation (UK), www.ramadhanfoundation.com
• Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz, CA, http://www.rcnv.org
• Rivero, Michael (USA), http://whatreallyhappened.com
• Salahuddeen - The Voice of Palestine (South Africa), http://salahuddeen.net
• San Jose Peace and Justice Center (SJPJC), www.sanjosepeace.org
• Sakorafa, Sofia, Member of the Greek parliament and former Olympic Women's javelin champion
• Sansour, Leila, film director, founder of Open Bethlehem (UK), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leila_Sansour
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• Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, www.scottishpsc.org.uk
• Sheehan, Cindy, anti-war campaigner, Congress candidate (US), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cindy_Sheehan
• Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign (UK), www.sheffieldpsc.org
• Shropshire Palestine Talks (UK)
• Simpson, Dr., Brad, Asst. Professor of History & Int. Affairs, Princeton University
• SouthBayMobilization (San Jose), http://www.sbm4peace.org
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• Un Ponte Per... (Roma), www.unponteper.it
• U-pal (Understanding Palestine) (UK)
• US Academics For Peace (USA), www.conscienceinternational.org
• USS Liberty Survivors 1967- Friends of FGM
• Visions of Peace with Justice in Israel/Palestine, www.vopjip.org
• Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace, www.wiamep.org
• We Are Wide Awake (USA), www.wearewideawake.org
• "We Refuse to Be Enemies: Jews, Muslims and Christians in Coalition for Peace", Connecticut
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• Wilson, Dr Bill, MSP for the West of Scotland, http://www.billwilsonmsp.org
• Women in Black - Amherst, Massachusets
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• Women in Black, India
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• Women in Black - Tucson, AZ
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• Women in Black, Vienna, Austria, www.fraueninschwarz.at
• Women of a Certain Age (WCA) New York, NY, http://wca2004.org/
• Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), http://www.wilpf.org/
• Women Walk Home For A United Cyprus, www.cyprus.com.cy/womenwalkhome.htm
• The Working Group on the Middle East, Metropolitan Chicago Synod - ELCA
• Xarxa d'Enllac amb Palestina, Catalonia, Spain
• Xarxa de Solidaritat amb Palestina del Pais Valencia
• Yesh Gvul, support group for Israeli occupation refuseniks, www.yeshgvul.org.il/index_e.asp
• Zaytoun, UK, www.zaytoun.org
• Zochrot (Israel), www.zochrot.org




 
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(Cyprus, June 1, 2010, 6:30 am) Under darkness of night, Israeli commandoes dropped from a helicopter onto the Turkish passenger ship, Mavi Marmara, and began to shoot the moment their feet hit the deck.

They fired directly into the crowd of civilians asleep. According to the live video from the ship, two have been killed, and 31 injured. Al Jazeera has just confirmed the numbers.

Streaming video shows the Israeli soldiers shooting at civilians, and our last SPOT beacon said, “HELP, we are being contacted by the Israelis.”

We know nothing about the other five boats. Israel says they are taking  over the boats.

The coalition of Free Gaza Movement (FG), European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza (ECESG), Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH), the Perdana Global Peace Organisation , Ship to Gaza Greece, Ship to Gaza Sweden, and the International Committee to Lift the Siege on Gaza appeal to the international community to demand that Israel stop their brutal attack on civilians delivering vitally needed aid to the imprisoned Palestinians of Gaza and permit the ships to continue on their way.

The attack has happened in international waters, 75 miles off the coast of Israel, in direct violation of international law.

Contact:  Greta Berlin - +357 99187275
Mary Hughes,  +357 96 38 38 09
Audrey Bomse, +357 96489805
Dr. Arafat Shoukri, Director, Council for European-Palestinian Relations
(CEPR)
Tel: +32 2503 5402 M:+44 7908 200 559


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Press Release 05/31/2010

Uri Avnery: this night a crime was perpetrated in the middle of the sea, by order of the government of Israel and the IDF Command

A warlike attack against aid ships and deadly shooting at peace and humanitarian aid activists
It is a crazy thing that only a government that crossed all red lines can do

"Only a crazy government that has lost all restraint and all connection to reality could something like that - consider ships carrying humanitarian aid and peace activists from around the world as an enemy and send massive military force to international waters to attack them, shoot and kill.

"Noone in the world will believe the lies and excuses which the government and army spokesmen come up with," said former Knesset member Uri Avnery of the Gush Shalom movement. Gush Shalom activists together with activists of other organizations are to depart at 11:00 from Tel Aviv to protest in front of the prepared detention facility where the international peace activists will be brought.

Greta Berlin, the spokeswoman for the flotilla organizers located in Cyprus, told Gush Shalom activists that the Israeli commandos landed by helicopter on the boats and immediately opened fire.

This is a day of disgrace to the State of Israel, a day of anxiety in which we discover that our future was entrusted to a bunch of trigger-happy people without any responsibility. This day is a day of disgrace and madness and stupidity without limit, the day the Israeli government took care to blacken the name of the country in the world, adding convincing evidence of aggressiveness and brutality to Israel's already bad international image, discouraging and distancing the few remaining friends.

Indeed, today a provocation took place off the coast of Gaza - but the provocateurs were not the peace activists invited by the Palestinians and seeking to reach Gaza. The provocation was carried out by Navy ships commandos at the bidding of the Israeli government, blocking the way of the aid boats and using deadly force.

It is time to lift the siege on the Gaza Strip, which causes severe suffering to its residents. Today the Israeli government ripped the mask of its face with its own hands and exposed the fact that Israel did not "disengage" from Gaza. Real disengagement from the area does not go together with blocking the access to it or sending soldiers to shoot and kill and wound those who try to get there.

The State of Israel promised in the Oslo Accords 17 years ago to enable and encourage the establishment of a deep water port in Gaza, through which Palestinians could import and export freely to develop their economy. It's time to realize this commitment and open the Port of Gaza. Only after the Gaza port will be open to free and undisturbed movement, just like the Ashdod and Haifa ports, will Israel really have disengaged from the Gaza Strip. Until then, the world will continue - and rightly so - to consider the Gaza Strip under Israeli occupation and the State of Israel as responsible for the fate of the people living there.

Contact: Uri Avnery 0505-306449
Adam Keller, Gush Shalom spokesman 03-5565804 or 054-2340749
Coalition Against the Siege Yacov - 050-5733276, 09-7670801, Sebastian -050-6846056

Greta Berlin  spokeswoman for flotilla organizers
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Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

ฉ 1968, 2001 Kent M. Keith

" In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway."-Mother Teresa


“You cannot talk like sane men around a peace table while the atomic bomb itself is ticking beneath it. Do not treat the atomic bomb as a weapon of offense; do not treat it as an instrument of the police. Treat the bomb for what it is: the visible insanity of a civilization that has ceased...to obey the laws of life.”- Lewis Mumford, 1946



The age of warrior kings and of warrior presidents has passed. The nuclear age calls for a different kind of leadership....a leadership of intellect, judgment, tolerance and rationality, a leadership committed to human values, to world peace, and to the improvement of the human condition. The attributes upon which we must draw are the human attributes of compassion and common sense, of intellect and creative imagination, and of empathy and understanding between cultures."  - William Fulbright



“Any nation that year after year continues to raise the Defense budget while cutting social programs to the neediest is a nation approaching spiritual death.” - Rev. MLK
Establishment of Israel
"On the day of the termination of the British mandate and on the strength of the United Nations General Assembly declare The State of Israel will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel: it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion it will guarantee freedom of religion [and] conscience and will be faithful to the Charter of the United Nations." - May 14, 1948. The Declaration of the Establishment of Israel
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