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June 15th, 2010

VIDEO: “Arrest Me, I am a Terrorist”

Americans who supported, organized, or were on the flotilla headed to Gaza with humanitarian aid stormed the office of U.S. Congressmen Brad Sherman and turned themselves in for their “crimes.” The stunt was in response to Sherman’s call for Americans on the flotilla be arrested for helping “terrorists.”Col. Ann Wright ... continue reading

June 10th, 2010

Activists dare Congressman to arrest them

Washington (CNN) -- Activists with several free Gaza groups will symbolically surrender Thursday at a Congressman's office, after the lawmaker called for the prosecution of Americans who were aboard a flotilla raided last week by Israeli authorities. On a conference call organized by the non-profit Israel Project last week, Rep. ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Another cargo ship heading toward Gaza in defiance of blockade

The MV Rachel Corrie, a cargo ship loaded with humanitarian aid and bound for Gaza in defiance of an Israeli blockade, is on track to arrive there Saturday, according to the Free Gaza Movement. The 19 people aboard the vessel -- which is owned by the Free Gaza Movement -- ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Israel warns Gaza-bound 'Rachel Corrie' to stop

Israel yesterday served notice that an Irish pro-Palestinian aid ship would not be allowed to fulfil its goal of reaching the Gaza coast this morning. The Rachel Corrie was last night pressing on towards the enclave, following the original flotilla that was halted by Israeli commandos at the cost of ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 4th, 2010

The Audacity of Israel

“Until all of Gaza is destroyed the job is not done.”Words on a sign of a Zionist in San FranciscoSince my son was killed in Iraq and I have come to prominence in the peace movement, the name I am called with the second highest frequency (behind “anti-American”) is “anti-Semitic.” ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Defying Israel, Aid Ship Heads to Gaza

The Irish-flagged cargo ship the Rachel Corrie  is expected off the waters of Gaza by Friday evening and those onboard remain determined to deliver their aid directly to the people of Gaza, according to a spokesperson for the Free Gaza Movement. "Under no circumstances will we be pulling into [the ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Freedom flotilla ship MV Rachel Corrie continues to head for Gaza

• Six UK and Irish citizens on ship that Israel says cannot dock• Turkey warns it will reduce ties with Israel to a minimum• Hamas leader says humanitarian aid alone not enoughA ship carrying aid to Gaza is still heading for the blockaded territory, despite Israel insisting it will not ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2010

Irish aid boat holds course towards Gaza despite Israel warning

The final boat in the Gaza aid flotilla was sailing at full speed towards the territory's coast tonight despite warnings that it would be intercepted by Israeli forces.The MV Rachel Corrie, a 40-year-old cargo ship bought by the Irish arm of the Free Gaza Movement, was delayed and avoided capture ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Eyewitnesses recount Israel flotilla raid

Some of the first accounts emerged Tuesday from eyewitnesses who were aboard several boats stormed by Israeli forces as they approached Gaza the day before. Hanin Zoabi, a member of the Israeli parliament, was on board the Miva Marmara, the ship that was the scene of a confrontation between activists ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Activists send new boat to challenge Gaza blockade

JERUSALEM – Pro-Palestinian activists sent another boat to challenge Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and Egypt declared it was temporarily opening a crossing into the Palestinian territory after a raid on an aid flotilla that ended with Israeli soldiers killing nine activists.The raid provoked ferocious international condemnation ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Gaza Freedom flotilla carried world-renowned names and veteran activists

The largest flotilla launched to challenge the Gaza blockade also carried the most passengers, well over 600 people, believed to include 27 from the UK. Internationally renowned names were on board, among them activists, authors, film-makers, politicians and journalists from Europe, the Middle East, the US and Canada.Among the most ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

Bloody Israeli raid on flotilla sparks crisis

JERUSALEM – Israeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing to thwart a Gaza blockade on Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a botched raid that left at least nine passengers dead.Bloodied passengers sprawled on the deck and troops dived into the sea to save ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

Israel: 10 killed in Gaza protest

More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats Monday, the Israeli military said. Four soldiers were wounded, the military added. Soldiers boarded six ships, the military said, after the flotilla refused to heed warnings to ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

Reports: Israeli ships attack aid flotilla, 2 dead

HAIFA, Israel — Israeli warships attacked at least one of the six ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists and aid for blockaded Gaza, killing at least two and wounding an unknown number of people on board, an Arabic satellite service and a Turkish TV network reported early Monday.The Israeli military refused to ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Israeli ships stalk pro-Palestinian aid flotilla

HAIFA, Israel (AP) -- Israeli warships are stalking a flotilla carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists heading for the Gaza Strip and a possible naval showdown on the high seas. Among the activists aboard the ships are a Nobel laureate and a Holocaust survivor. The flotilla, which includes three cargo ships ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Israel Navy Surprises Flotilla; Passengers Don Life Vests

The Israeli Navy late Sunday night surprised the flotilla bound for Hamas-controlled Gaza, and the activists reported that three Israeli ships are on the flotilla’s radar screens. Passengers have donned life vests.One of the crew said that one “Navy warship” contacted the six boats in the flotilla and asked them ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Pro-Palestinian aid flotilla sets sail for Gaza

HAIFA, Israel — Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists, including a Nobel laureate and a Holocaust survivor, set sail Sunday for the Gaza Strip, edging closer to an expected naval showdown with Israeli gunships determined to stop them.Huwaida Arraf, one of the organizers, said the six-ship flotilla began the journey from international ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Participants say Gaza flotilla approached by Israeli ships

A convoy of boats carrying food and aid to Gaza, attempting to defy an Israeli blockade, has been approached by three Israeli ships, according to the Twitter page of Free Gaza, one organization participating in the flotilla. At least one of the six boats in the flotilla have also been ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Convoy of ships resumes journey toward Gaza

Defying an Israeli blockade, a convoy of ships carrying food and aid resumed its journey toward Gaza Sunday afternoon after mechanical problems caused a delay.Osama Qashoo of the Free Gaza organization, members of which are on one of the boats, said the flotilla was on the last leg of its ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

Gaza flotilla delayed after mystery faults hit two boats

A Gaza-bound flotilla's confrontation with the Israeli navy was delayed yesterday after mystery faults developed simultaneously in two of its boats. The Greek Cypriot government also prevented up to another 30 pro-Palestinian activists – including European parliamentarians – from joining the crafts.The flotilla, now down to five instead of the ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Israeli navy prepares for action as activists' flotilla nears Gaza

The Israeli navy was today preparing to confront a flotilla of eight ships carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists and 10,000 tons of aid which is attempting to break the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.The flotilla is expected to head towards the Gaza coastline tomorrow. The Israeli military has declared ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Israeli gunships head to sea to block flotilla

HAIFA, Israel — Israeli gunships headed out to sea on Friday to stop a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists from reaching the Gaza Strip, the military said, setting the stage for what could become a dramatic showdown on the high seas.Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said the country was prepared to ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

UN urges restraint as Israel vows to stop Gaza aid flotilla

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations urged restraint Thursday as Israel vowed to stop pro-Palestinian activists aboard an aid-laden flotilla from reaching the besieged, Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.“We understand from press reports that private citizens have assembled a number of ships carrying material intended for Gaza and will seek to deliver ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Flotilla set for final leg of Gaza blockade-busting bid

NICOSIA — Hundreds of activists on Friday braced for the final leg of their attempt to bust the Gaza Strip embargo, a bid Israel vowed to defeat as each side accused the other of violating international law.Two cargo ships and five smaller boats loaded with thousands of tonnes of supplies ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Israel's concern: Gaza aid flotilla will help Hamas

Jerusalem — Preparations for a potential confrontation between Israeli naval forces and a humanitarian flotilla headed for Gaza intensified on Thursday. Israel, adamant that the pro-Palestinian activists would not be permitted to break its naval blockade of Gaza, constructed several massive tents intended to hold the activists at its main ... continue reading

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