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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 3rd, 2010

U.S. citizen among those killed in Israeli flotilla raid

JERUSALEM -- A U.S. citizen of Turkish origin was among the nine people killed in a botched Israeli effort to stop a Turkish aid ship from reaching the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, a Turkish official said Thursday. "It's a Turkish-origin American citizen. We know that," the official said by phone from ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

June 2nd, 2010

Obama Must Join Global Condemnation of Israeli Flotilla Assault

Just one day after Israeli commandos stormed civilian boats that were bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza, leaving nine dead, a group of Nobel Peace prize winners put out a statement condemning the attack. South African president Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whose lives have been indelibly shaped by a ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2010

El Cerrito Man Beaten, Jailed in Israel, Wife Says

An El Cerrito man aboard a ship headed for the Gaza Strip Monday was beaten to the point of hospitalization and is being detained in an Israeli prison for refusing to sign deportation orders, according to his wife. Paul Larudee, 64, a piano tuner and activist, is one of five ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2010

Nations decry Israel's blockade of Gaza

JERUSALEM -- Israel's botched and deadly commando raid on an aid flotilla has set off widespread international criticism of the Gaza blockade, with popular opinion in many countries swinging heavily against Israel and even the United States urging its ally to find new ways to allow aid shipments to reach ... 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 2nd, 2010

Hawaii Woman Held By Israelis

HONOLULU -- Retired Army Col. Ann Wright, a Honolulu resident, is reportedly being held by the Israeli government after commandos stormed a flotilla of ships taking aid to Palestinians in Gaza, killing 9 and wounding dozens of others.Wright is a former state department official who resigned in protest over the ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

American Onboard Attacked Flotilla Describes Chaos

Ambassador Edward Peck, 80 years old, and the former  Chief of Mission in Baghdad decided to take the trip to Gaza because they were trying to get materials to “Gazans need and are denied.”  Peck, who returned from his mission by way of Israel – who ‘deported’  him remains “disappointed ... 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

Thousands of Gazans rush for Egyptian border

RAFAH, Gaza Strip – Several thousand Gazans are making a furious rush to the Egyptian border, hoping to take advantage of a rare chance to escape the blockaded territory.Egypt announced Tuesday it was temporarily opening the border, a day after an Israeli naval raid killed nine pro-Palestinian activists sailing to ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Gaza Activists Claim "Brutal" Israeli Raid

(CBS/AP) Activists returning to Europe after Israeli forces raided their aid flotilla said Tuesday that the commandos had beaten passengers and used electric shocks during the assault. Six Greeks and several others, including a Turkish woman and her 1-year-old baby, were released Tuesday, but Israel has barred access to hundreds ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Furious debate over moment of attack

The Mavi Marmara, the ageing Turkish vessel at the centre of the assault on the Gaza flotilla, was berthed in the Israeli port of Ashdod on Tuesday. Emptied of its cargo and with most of its passengers either in prison or hospital, the ship remained hidden from public view in ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Official: US Will Stand with Israel

I’m told there won’t be any daylight between the US and Israel in the aftermath of the incident on the flotilla yesterday, which resulted in the deaths of 10 activists. Regardless of the details of the flotilla incident, sources say President Obama is focused on what he sees as the ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

U.N. calls for impartial probe of Israeli raid

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council early Tuesday condemned "those acts which resulted in" the deaths of at least nine civilians aboard an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip, and called for a "prompt, impartial, credible and transparent" investigation into why and how the Israeli military acted to ... 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

Nine dead as Israel storms aid ship

JERUSALEM — Israeli marines stormed a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza on Monday and at least nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed, triggering a diplomatic crisis and an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council.European nations, as well as the United Nations and Turkey, voiced shock and outrage at the ... 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

Israeli police say 16 Gaza activists sent to jail

JERUSALEM — Israeli police say 16 pro-Palestinian activists from a Gaza-bound flotilla have been sent to jail after a deadly confrontation at sea. Dozens of other activists are to be deported.Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the activists were taken ashore and were jailed in the southern desert town of Beersheba ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

EU Calls For Investigation Into Israel Military Action

BRUSSELS -- The European Union called for an inquiry into deaths aboard Gaza aid ships seized by Israel's navy on Monday and urged Israel to allow the free flow of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip."High Representative Catherine Ashton expresses her deep regret at the news of loss of life ... 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

Israel denies flotilla attack but reports say two dead

HAIFA, Israel (AP) -- The Israeli military is denying reports that its warships attacked a flotilla carrying aid and pro-Palestinian activists toward blockaded Gaza. Two TV networks report the attack, along with two dead and dozens wounded. While denying the reports, Israel reiterated its intention to enforce the Gaza blockade. ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

At least 10 killed as Israel storms aid convoy: Israeli TV

At least 10 passengers were killed as Israeli forces stormed a boat carrying pro-Palestinian activisists bound for Gaza, the private Israeli television station "10" reported Monday. 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

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