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posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 01:45 AM
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Hizbullah: Flotilla Attack Puts International Institutions before Historic Test to Prove their Credibility

Indeed. It will probably show one more that they are bought and paid for by the US, which is controlled by AIPAC.

Israel to stop any new attempt by aid ships to reach Gaza

"We will not let any ships reach Gaza and supply what has become a terrorist base threatening the heart of Israel," deputy defense minister Matan Vilnai told public radio.

Yeah EVERYONE IN GAZA is a terrorist uh? Another war crime statement.

I hope Turkey goes in with warships and kick Israel's ass if they try to block them.

Israel detains 480 activists
More Israeli terrorism. First they said ``we gonna give them the choice``.. and now they are keeping them.


UN Security Council called for an impartial investigation into the Israeli attack against a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, and the immediate release of all civilians.

Yeah like it's gonna happen.


7:25am Arab League representative at the U.N. Yahya Mahmasani: The presidential draft statement does not include a clause on lifting the siege off Gaza. It focuses on allowing the entry of humanitarian aid to the strip.

Of course. Because the UN are a bunch of cowards genocide backing scum.

Africa condemns Freedom Flotilla raid

Anti-Israeli protests erupt in US


Israel transfers hundreds of flotilla activists for questioning (DPA)



New boats headed to Gaza to challenge blockade (AP)

And doom about to restart!




posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 04:48 AM
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Iran: Israel planning massive attack on Gaza


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday accused Israel of planning a "massive attack" against Gaza.
In a speech broadcast by state television Ahmadinejad said an attack would provoke "a storm of anger in the region uproot" the Jewish state. (AFP)

Well Turkey said that if Israel invades Gaza again, they will not tolerate it.

Well it's confirmed.

New boats headed to Gaza to challenge blockade

Organizers of the Gaza aid flotilla say they're sending two more ships to the area within the next few days, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Greta Berlin of the Free Gaza Movement says a cargo boat is already on the way to challenge the blockade on the Gaza Strip. She says a second boat carrying about three dozen passengers is expected to join it.


Good.



* Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Iran has precise information that Israel is planning a "massive attack" on Gaza.



* U.N. rights council to hold urgent debate on Gaza flotilla raid, official said.



* Russia and the European Union called for a "full and impartial" probe into Israel's raid on an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip, in a joint statement from their summit.



Al-Jazeera: Turkish PM Erdogan meets with high-ranking officials to discuss Israeli raid



Al-Manar: Israeli soldiers kidnap Lebanese shepherd near Wazzani River

Ah yes, Israel invaded Lebanon because of that in 2006... I guess if Hezbollah launch a rocket in retaliation, it will be THE WORST CRIME IN HISTORY and Israel will have to invade Lebanon of course.

According to this Turkish site, a Turkish armada is heading towards Israel...
That should be interesting.


The squadron consists of two frigates MEKO-200T, two OHPerry and oil "Akar" belonging to the power of the Mediterranean Sield



* Al-Jazeera: Turkish PM Erdogan discusses the Israeli raid on the Freedom Fleet with the Minister of Defense, the Director of Intelligence and the army's second-in-command.




* Al-Jazeera: Seikh Raed Salah is still in police custody and Israel demands an extension of his detention.


Israel vows more attacks on aid ships

'Israel's aid raid sign of weakness'

Leader: West to blame for Gaza aid raid


Turkey sends planes to bring back flotilla victims (DPA)



Government confirms six Italians from Gaza flotilla held in Israel (DPA)



Turkish Energy Minister: Turkey may examine energy ties with Israel (Reuters)



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 05:48 AM
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Free Gaza Movement revealed that a cargo boat is already on the way to Gaza and another boat carrying about three dozen passengers is expected to join it.

Turkish Newspapers: Israel Gone Too Far, Ties Beyond Repair

Robert Fisk: Western Leaders Are Too Cowardly to Help Save Lives
Indeed.

Israel begins to deport activists after Gaza convoy raid



12:20pm Hizbullah MP Nawar al-Sahili to al-Jadeed: The Turkish stance is more honorable than the attitude of most Arab regimes.

Indeed.


12:16pm MP Ghanem called for a complaint against Israel at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

+1 trillion


* Ireland's foreign minister called for the immediate release of seven Irish nationals detained on the Gaza aid flotilla, calling their arrest by Israel "simply not acceptable."


An interesting tale :

A while ago, from the greek tv channels (NET and Ski tv) from the interviews of the 6 people who came back to Athens.
(interview at the airport)

These people were the crew of the greek ship Eleytheri Mesogeios, the captain kai sailors.

What they said.
Eleytheri Mesogeios was one of the cargo ship with less people on board but with the humanitarian aid, prokat houses, bricks, tiles, medicine, wheeling chairs, clothes, school bags etc. It also had some greek and a few foreigner passengers on board. (6 crew and 22 passengers -8 of them foreigners)

This was the last ship which was attacked. The captain Stylianakis and the sailor Grigorakis talked about what happend.

They were watching the attack on the other ships for sometime, and they were sailing about half a mile away from the turkish Mavi Marmara which to their surprise, it was the first one that was attacked, though it was a cruiser with only people on board, about 500. The turkish ship also was the one with most of the foreigners, mps and tv channel crews.

The Marmara ship had locked its satellite communication so the israelis couldnt "break" it, this is why they had live feed during the attack.
From Mesogeios they heard gunshots and saw flares (fires) and they decided to move away while they were in communication with the Greek authorities.

When the israelis approached them, and asked them to "surrender" they informed the greek authorities and waited for order. In the meanwhile the commantos climbed on the ship, where there was no resistant, only some people tried to block them with their bodies to reach the bridge and taken videos and pictures. The israelis threw tear gus (one said inside the meeting room as well) and they shot the blockers by plastic bullets and one was electroshocked.

When the Israelis arrested the crew and passengers, some were bitten in order to give away their cameras, videos, cellphones and laptops. Then they moved them in small rooms and locked them there. They didnt provide them water, food and if someone asked to go to the toilet the commandos said 'later'. After some time they ascorted them there.

They were given papers to sign (agree to their deportation) which they didnt sign, and were questioned on who they are and what they were doing there. Which again they answered only in a few.
Then the ship was guided to the port of Ashdod and the crew of 6 were deported to Greece (without any personal belongings -one said that he insisted so they gave him back this wallet-, the sailor said he never signed to be deported. They arrived in Athens a few time ago.



Erdogan : Israel should end it's siege on Gaza NOW and should allow humanitarian aid into Gaza



Erdogan : Do not test Turkey's patience on these matters



Erdogan : Lying has become Israel's policy

Always was.


Erdogan : Israel is defying the 32 countries that have participated and should be punished for that



Erdogan : The killing of innocent is despicable, Israel does not abide with war and peace ethics



Medvedev: Loss of lives in Gaza ship raid "absolutely unjustified."



Erdogan: The Israeli massacre is a blow to global peace.
Erdogan:Aid ships were searched before heading to Gaza.



Erdogan says Israel “must definitely be punished” for raid



BREAKING ON AL-JAZEERA : Correspondent says Egypt decides to open it's border with Gaza for humanitarian aid



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 08:32 AM
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More love from Israel :

Israeli Navy Commander: 'Next time we'll use more force'

Oh boy...they are REALLY ASKING FOR IT.


Erdogan to speak to Obama tonight to tell him what really happened


Yeah like he's gonna listen.

Gaza raid slammed in Asia-Pacific


1:55pm Former Minister Wadih al-Khazen quoted Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir as saying that the Israeli raid on the Gaza-bound aid boat is a crime against humanity.



* Mubarak orders opening of Rafah border crossing with Gaza.



Kuwait withdraws from the Arab Peace Initiative in protest at Israel's raid on Freedom Fleet.

And so it begins.


Hamas: UN Security Council statement is incomplete and does not solve the problem.

Of course it doesn't.


AFP reports at least four Turks among dead in Israeli ship raid


Punish Israel: Iran Jewish community

Parliament committee calls on Arab states to freeze ties with Israel
+1

Paris: Demonstrators tried to break into the Israeli embassy



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 09:01 AM
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France urges "immediate release" of civilians held in Israel.
Al-Jazeera: U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urges Israel to put an end to its blockade of Gaza.


Israel carries out air strike in Gaza

UN chief blames Israel, siege for attack

Iran welcomes talks with EU': Mottaki

Iraq court approves elections results


Activists from Gaza flotilla call clashes "extremely bad and brutal" (AP)



Lieberman on UN call for probe: International community is two-faced (Haaretz)

Afraid of something Lieberman?



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 09:43 AM
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vitch brother, ur doing some famtastic work on here man. putting together events real nice. this is some crazy #. i hope turkey does escort those 2 new aid ships headed for gaza, they are certaintly talking tough enough.



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 10:02 AM
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great thread. always love reading through it with so much information.

The jewish population of iran deserve to be in jerusalem, but they know its not thier time yet. the zionist have hijacked the jewish religion



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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Lebanon's military fired anti-aircraft artillery at Israeli warplanes that were flying over Lebanon, a senior Israeli security official said on Tuesday.

"Our aircraft have been targeted by the Lebanese anti-aircraft guns while flying over southern Lebanon, and there was no damage," the official who requested the anonymity told AFP.

A military spokesperson neither confirmed nor denied the report.


ooooo boy



posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 09:50 PM
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Thanks for the comments.

China urges "quick" Security Council response to Israeli attack on aid convoy

Israel defiant as more ships head for Gaza

Turkish Parliament Speaker Sees UN Comdemnation Insufficient

Zuabi: IDF planned to cause casualties

Turkish navy 'to back next convoy' following Gaza flotilla raid

US fails to condemn Israel's lethal attack on aid flotilla

Turkey to take Israel to its own courts

The Israeli Navy fired on the ships five minutes before commandos descended from ropes that dangled from helicopters,

Israeli military aircraft came under anti-aircraft fire over Lebanon on Tuesday but there were no casualties.

Turkey demands U.S. solidarity in response to Israeli attack

Iranians to march against Flotilla raid

'Hatred of Israel at all-time high'

Israel raid on Flotilla 'state-terrorism'

Israel raid on Flotilla like 9/11: Turkey

NATO urges Israel to free activists

Finland summons Israeli envoy

Mossad Chief: Israel Is Gradually Becoming a Burden on the U.S.
Finally pointing out the obvious uh?

Witnesses deny that any of aid protesters were armed


Hamas urges world to cut Israel ties, end blockade (Reuters)

+1


MK Ben Simon: Barak should quit because of botched Gaza flotilla raid (Haaretz)

+1


Israeli envoy to UN rights council: Turkish flotilla activists have links to Hamas (Reuters)

Yeah and? THEY WERE ELECTED BY THE PALESTINIANS. And because the US and Israel screwed them over in the first few months after their election, the extremists in the party took over. So stop saying you're innocent.

Arab League to hold crisis talks in Cairo

Israel releases ship detainees to Egypt

Israel transferring seized aid to Gaza



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:19 AM
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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:40 AM
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Turkish PM to hold security meeting with top officials on Weds


Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a security meeting at Prime Ministry HQ at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
Tuesday, 01 June 2010 15:56

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a security meeting at Prime Ministry HQ at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

National Security Council (MGK) member ministers, Chief of General Staff Gen. Ilker Basbug, commanders of forces, and other authorities will attend the meeting.

Deputy prime ministers, justice, national defense, interior and foreign ministers are the MGK-member ministers.

This will happen in about 20 minutes. Guess they will decide if they send warships to escort the other boats.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 04:00 AM
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Israel losing sole ME ally: Erdogan

"What the Security Council did today, under the shadow of a US veto, pressure and bias, is a betrayal for humanity and not just for the people of Gaza and the supporters,"
Duh. The UN loves conflict.

Hajj Hassan: Israel will pay for its actions


National Union: Gov't must put IDF soldiers' attackers on trial after Gaza flotilla raid (Ch. 10)



Jordan's Abdullah demands international probe into Gaza flotilla events (Army Radio)



Gazans cross border after Egypt lifts blockade (AP)


[edit on 2-6-2010 by Vitchilo]



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 04:16 AM
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Originally posted by Jobeycool
It is the reailty of the world we live in,this thing is going to escalate into Iran eventually.


Yes because the zionists want the oil.

Iserail & Co are the problom and not Iran who is bombing no one and i hope the russina and china comes to it's aid.

A lot of people will die but it will wake people up and when they find out whos behind it then these people had better start hideing in place like the north pole.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 06:06 AM
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Gaza activists receive funding for three more ships in new flotilla, 'Freedom 2' (Haaretz)

OH YEAH BABY! Israel won't be able to stop the world!


Rachel Corrie ship's crewmembers determined to continue journey to Gaza (Reuters)



Ehud Barak tells naval commandos: You carried out your mission (Army Radio)

Mission being assassinate people to send a message.


Turkey's Foreign Minister says 'it's time calm replaces anger' (Reuters)

Meaning Israel must make peace.


Turkey FM accuses Israel of kidnapping people on aid ships in international waters (AP)

They did.


12:30pm Speaker Nabih Berri urged Arab FMs to take a united stance to break the Israeli siege of Gaza and support the Turkish stance.



11:36am Jamaa Islamiyah: Arab FMs should adopt a stronger approach against Israel and it continuous siege of Palestinians in Gaza.


Israel Postpones Deportation of Lebanese Activists from 'Freedom Fleet'

ANKARA: Turkey’s Defence Minister Vecdi Gonul said on Tuesday a diplomatic crisis with Israel after the Jewish state stormed a Turkish-backed aid convoy will not affect the planned delivery of Israel-made Heron drones to Turkey.

Turkey says it has beefed up security to protect its Jewish minority as well as Israel's diplomatic missions following tensions over Israel's deadly raid on a Turkish aid ship.

Israel accused of 'act of piracy'

"They attacked us in international waters. That was a pure act of piracy in international waters on a peace fleet."

The weapons the Israelis displayed were cooking knives, a hammer. This was a big merchant ship, of course it's going to have a hammer, of course it's going to have galley knives," he said.


Americans protest deadly Israeli attack

European Parliament Vice Speaker Giovanni Pittella has termed Tehran's recent nuclear fuel swap declaration as a positive step in the country's nuclear case.

Iran sympathizes with Flotilla 'martyrs'

Berri hopes “Arabs will not save Israel this time”

Israel harmed itself in Freedom Flotilla siege - Turkish president

Israel to continue sea blockade of Gaza Strip - Netanyahu

Providing aid to Gaza should not threaten Israel, says Obama



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 07:35 AM
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Turkey to review Israel ties if citizens not freed by Wednesday evening

March 14: After Israel boat raid, Lebanon needs defense strategy


Israel attacked ships 'without warning,' freed activists say (Reuters)



Egypt lets generators into Gaza, first time since war (Reuters)

+1


Pope: Tragic Israeli attack on Gaza flotilla provokes more violence (DPA)

Indeed.


Irish leader Gerry Adams: Only dialogue will solve Mideast conflict (DPA)

Yep.

Fears of new flashpoint as defiant Israel prepares for showdown with two more Gaza aid ships



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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5:50pm President Suleiman and Syrian President Assad discussed in a phone call "the repercussions of the Israeli crime against the Freedom Fleet."


Turkish MPs want ties with Israel cut

June 3 rallies at UK, Turkish embassies

Israeli lawmaker: No arms on Flotilla

'Israeli regime nature based on crime'

UN rights council approves probe into Israel's ship raid

Turkish parliament seeks effective measures against Israel


British PM Cameron calls for end to Gaza blockade (AP)

The new british PM ain't a zionist stooge? Who would have tought!


Defense officials: Hamas refuses to accept aid cargo from Gaza flotilla (Israel Radio)

Suuuuure they do.


Algeria police block protest against Israel's raid on Gaza flotilla outside U.S. Embassy (AP)



Arab MK Zoabi: Why did you not publish the pictures of the 10 victims who died? (Haaretz)

+1


Arab MK Zoabi: Why is Israel against an international probe? (Haaretz)

+1


Arab MK Zoabi: Every moral politician objects to the siege on Gaza (Haaretz)

+1


Arab MK Zoabi: The siege on 1.5 million people is illegal, inhumane (Haaretz)

+1

Someone sane in the Israeli government? Say it isn't so!



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 11:39 AM
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UN Human Rights Council Authorizes Gaza Investigation


The United Nations Human Rights Council voted over U.S. opposition to authorize an independent international investigation of Israel’s raid on Gaza-bound aid ships, which left nine people dead.

The resolution was adopted today by a 32-3 vote, with nine abstentions. The U.S., Netherlands and Italy voted against the measure.


US, Netherlands and Italy voted against an investigation... still lots of retards in the US say that Obama isn't a zionist stooge, guess what? This just proved it again that he is.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 11:25 PM
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Germany Prolongs but Reduces Lebanon, Sudan U.N. Missions


Berlin will slash the upper limit on forces available for UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) to 300 from 800, deputy government spokesman Christoph Steegmans told a regular briefing.

So Germany will reduce it's troops on the Lebanon-Israel border by more than half... have they received orders from Israel? The timing of all this is suspicious.

Turkish Parliament Seeks 'Effective' Measures against Israel

Ireland Presses Israel to Let New Aid Boat Through

Ireland renewed an "urgent" appeal to Israel on Wednesday to allow a new Irish aid boat to reach Gaza, after Israeli raids on a flotilla which left nine people dead.

The MV Rachel Corrie -- thought to be carrying 15 people including a Nobel Prize winner and a former senior United Nations official -- is in the Mediterranean en route to Gaza, where it could arrive next Monday.

On Tuesday, Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen said the Rachel Corrie must be allowed to reach Gaza and warned of "the most serious consequences" if Irish citizens were injured.


More Than 40% of Norwegians Want to Boycott Israel
Only 40%?

Arab FMs hold crisis talks after Israeli raid

Syria's ambassador to the Arab League, Youssef Ahmed, on Tuesday urged members to "halt all forms of normalization with the Jewish State," including the closure of Israeli embassies in member countries.


US seeks UN vote on Iran sanctions before July

Netanyahu defends Gaza blockade and flotilla raid

'Israel will never apologize'‎

Castro : Israeli attack was Nazi fascist fury

UN demands Israel lift siege of Gaza

US was co-criminal in Flotilla attack

Iran ready for nuclear fuel swap talks

Iran warns against new resolution


Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter condemns Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla (AP)



Irish official: Expel Israel embassy officer over Dubai passport fraud (Haaretz)



Ban Ki-moon: Israel must provide full account of events surrounding Gaza incident (Haaretz)



International press groups protest Israel's crackdown on flotilla journalists (Haaretz)



Turkish hackers break into Tel Aviv municipality computer system (Haaretz)



Netanyahu: Iran continues to send weapons to Gaza, Hamas (Haaretz)

SURE they do.


Blair urges Israel to lift Gaza blockade (Reuters)



posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 10:57 AM
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Geagea: Hizbullah's Arms Useless As Long As International Community Stands by Israel



"The build-up of Hizbullah's military capabilities does not strengthen Lebanon and I don't think that Hizbullah would use its weapons in the Lebanese interior, but it is very important that these arms be placed under the command of the State."

+1

The Arab League (AL) has agreed to ask the UN Security Council to take action to end Israel's blockade on Gaza, a few days after an Israeli attack on an aid convoy.

Israel's lethal confrontation with pro-Palestinian activists in the Mediterranean is complicating United States strategy toward Iran and undermining the likelihood of a solid sanctions victory at the United Nations.

Israeli strike echoes in Pakistan

Over the past few years the Palestinian issue, which has seen the rise of the fundamentalist Hamas in Gaza, has in many respects been downgraded from an international conflict into a complex local issue.

Israel’s deadly attack on Monday on an unarmed Turkish aid ship trying to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza has overnight changed this, sparking protest rallies across the Muslim world.

Thanks much Israel.

Turkey may boot Israel from Blue Stream gas project


Angela Merkel calls for Mideast Quartet to be included in Gaza flotilla probe (AP)


Gaza flotilla attack: British activists tell of abuse by Israelis



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