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Reports: Israeli ships attack aid flotilla

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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:10 AM
reply to post by AllIsOne

Two of the ships in the next flotilla has a US flag, so things could get interesting when they set off.

[edit on 31-5-2010 by john124]

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:10 AM

If Erdogan had balls, he would do that, FORCE THE US TO TAKE A SIDE.

Side with the peace activists murderers or those who try to help people in a concentration camp.

Anyway, wouldn't be the first time Israel kills people who help palestinians, even americans.

Hamad’s crime? He had a problem with Israel killing Palestinians and had shipped books to children.

Is it possible a neocon hit team or as likely a Mossad “bayonet” team took out the school teacher Riad Hamad?

Certainly, it makes more sense than the lame claim that Mr. Hamad wrapped himself up in duct tape and threw himself in Lady Bird Lake.

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:11 AM
BTW: I lost all faith in CNN. Nothing posted yet. Unbelievable! But instead they have under "latest news": Celine Dion pregnant with twins

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:12 AM
Yes, they borded a vessel within international waters, which is illegal by international standards.

They do what they think they need to do to defend their nation. Israelis are sufficiencly paranoid by now, being surrounded by enemies.

Israel will be condemned by most of Europe and half of the US for it.

But this is no cause for all the vile filth spewed at Israelis. Again, looking at the quotes I made of the first pages you can see how the anti-Israeli thing is a deeper seated issue than this event only.

This deeper seated issue calls for the eradiction of Israel even at less major events than this one.

This issue is waiting to once again take the banner of "eradicate Israel" and carry it through the media.

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:12 AM
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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:12 AM

Originally posted by john124
reply to post by AllIsOne

One of the ships in the next flotilla has a US flag, so things could get interesting when they set off.

Oh man, that has the potential to be awesome. As an American, I would love to see if Israel has the balls to screw with us. I don't know how our MSM or Government could spin them tampering with an American ship.

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:12 AM
Maybe I missed it between all the body slamming going on, but I have a curious question.

How does everyone know this happened in international water?

Not saying it didn't. Just haven't seen the claim to back that up.


posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:13 AM
IDF boarded a boat that was told not to proceed. In the best interest of Israel, they took measures when the boat refused to proceed. What's the problem?

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:13 AM
Ok now Israel is saying that Al-Qaeda was aboard and THOUSANDS OF ISRAELI LIVES were at stake...

My god the propaganda has reached new levels... SICK.

They won't be satisfied until EVERY SINGLE PERSON IS DEAD.

[edit on 31-5-2010 by Vitchilo]

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:13 AM
reply to post by virgom129

i am nauseated by the israeli behaviour. maybe the nazis have infiltrated their ranks. this atrocious behaviour does not bode well for the future of mankind. nor does it bode well for the ordinary citizens of israel. when gods oneness and brotherly love are dispensed with, civilization (if i can call it that) does not have long to exist.

i have long felt that many calamities have been held back to allow more souls to bring light to the world and avoid disaster. but that chance has most likely passed.

the PTB in israel are totally beyond anything human. they are below even sub-human.

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:13 AM
Some more updates from

4:25am EST

Israeli spin is that THEY were attacked first. Of course, you can see the video where they rappel, aim and shoot at civilians sleeping

I will confirm this one here, I witnessed this exactly.

4:42am EST

Now we're getting threatening phone calls from Israeli thugs telling us we should drown or can we swim.

I wonder if Turkey will offer protection to the next wave of the flotilla.

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:14 AM
BBC reporting 10 killed.....

Israel strikes again.... These are the reason why i loath them. Press.TV had a new team on there, so soon the Arabs will be uber angry. Yet again Israel pisses off the world

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:14 AM
reply to post by PatesHatriots

Being an American flagged vessel means nothing.

Remember the USS Liberty?

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:15 AM

List of American passengers

Greta Berlin (USA)

A cofounder of the Free Gaza Movement, Greta Berlin since the early 1960s has advocated for justice for the Palestinian people.
She is the mother of two Palestinian/American children, whose father was born and raised in Safad, Palestine.
She has been an outspoken advocate for the rights of Palestinians and has spoken and written extensively about what she has witnessed during her three trips to the Occupied West Bank.
When not working with Palestinians, Greta has spent 30 years teaching engineers and scientists how to design and deliver presentations.
She has been in the West Bank three times since 2003 and was wounded by Israeli gunfire in July 2003 while trying to pull down the gate in the fence at Anin, just outside of Jenin.

Hedy Epstein (86)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Hedy was born in Freiburg, Germany on 8/15/1924, the only child of Ella & Hugo Wachenheimer. She lived in Kippenheim, 30 km north of Freiburg, where her father’s side of the family had lived for generations. She left Germany at 14, in1939, on a Kindertransport (children\’s transport), to London, England – one of almost 10,000 mostly Jewish children.
Both her parents, as well as other family members, perished in Auschwitz in 1942. In July 1945, she returned to Germany to work for the American government, first with the U.S. Civil Censorship Division and then as a research analyst at the Nuremberg trial of the Nazi doctors who performed medical experiments on concentration camp inmates.
In May 1945, she arrived in the United States and quickly became involved in peace and social justice issues.
Since 2003, she has visited Israeli-occupied West Bank five times to witness the effects of Israel’s occupation.

Katherine Elliott Sheetz (63)
Woods Hole, Mass., USA

Kathy Sheetz, 63, is a Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in sustainable development.
She has worked on human rights, health and food security, most often in Haiti.

David Schermerhorn (80)
Deer Harbor, Washington State, USA

David is a commercial film producer and is 80 years young. He was part of the crew of the Free Gaza on its maiden voyage to Gaza in August 2008. He is an explorer, adventurer and has traveled around the world on boats.

Passenger list from Ireland

Caoimhe Butterly (31)

Caoimhe Butterly is an Irish human rights activist & the Free Gaza Movement’s Gaza coordinator.
She has worked on human rights observation projects and with NGOs in Zimbabwe, Chiapas, Guatemala, Lebanon, Iraq (Voices in the Wilderness) Haiti and Palestine.
Caoimhe lived in the Jenin refugee camp for a year in 2002 before being shot by Israeli soldiers, then deported.
She has worked with human rights organizations, social movements, NGOs, prisoner rights campaigns and as a volunteer on ambulance services during the massacres in Gaza in December and January, and was a witness to war crimes and white phosphorous attacks, Caoimhe went to Gaza on the second trip in October 2008, then stayed as one of the two Free Gaza coordinators there. She was also on board the DIGNITY when it was attacked in December 2008

Mairead Maguire (66)
Belfast, Ireland

Mairead Maguire is a Nobel Peace Laureate (l976) and Co-founder of Peace People, Northern Ireland. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work for peace and a nonviolent solution to the Ethnic/political conflict in Northern Ireland. Mairead has travelled many times to the occupied territories of Palestine to support the nonviolent peoples’ movement for Human Rights, International Law,and Self Determination of the Palestinian people. Maguire was shot with a plastic bullet whilst participating with Palestinians/Israelis/Internationals in a peaceful protest March to the Wall in Bilin, in April, 2007. Mairead went on the maiden Voyage of Dignity in October, 2008, the second successful voyage for the Free Gaza Movement. She was also on Board ‘Spirit’ when Israel hijacked the Boat in International Waters, taking all 2l humanitarian passengers to Israel, where they were arrested, detained for a week in an Israeli prison and then deported.

Mark Daly 37
Kerry, Ireland

Mark Daly is an Irish Senator. He is a Member of Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Seanad Spokesman on Overseas Development, the Deputy Government Spokesman on Innovation, and the Coordinator for the National Forum on Europe.

Shane Dillon (36)
Dublin, Ireland

Shane is an Irish Seafarer. He has served as Chief Officer on Irish and Briish merchant ships, and is now based in Dublin.

Fiachra O Luain 28
Carndonagh, Ireland

Fiachra Ó Luain is an Irish Peace Activist. Fiachra was an independent candidate in the 2009 European election.
One of the first people to identify and protest the illegal use of Shannon Airport in the build up to the aggressions against Afghanistan and Iraq; he won his courtcase regarding a blockade of Trident Submarine base.
He was compelled to become a EU candidate upon watching the massacres of Israel’s ‘Operation Cast Lead’, he hopes to help build new consensus in Europe and the Americas about the gravity of the situation in Gaza

Passenger list of UK

Alex Harrison (32)
London, UK

Alex Harrison is a solidarity worker living between London and the Middle East.
She lived and worked in Balata, Nablus in the West Bank during the intifada. When she tried to visit family in Palestine in 2006 and 2008, the Israeli authorities denied her entry.
Alex was on board the Spirit of Humanity (8th Voyage) when Israeli forces hijacked the boat and abducted the passengers.
She is determined to return to Palestine and plans to work do long-term human rights monitoring in Gaza.

Theresa McDermott (43)
Edinburgh, Scotland

Theresa McDermott is a postal logistics worker from Edinburgh. She spent a month in Palestine in 2004 with the ISM, and has served as crew on several Free Gaza voyages, including the first trip in 2008, as well as aboard the Spirit in July 2009, when it was highjacked by Israeli naval forces.

Denis Healey (55)

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, and was captain of the Spirit when it was high

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:15 AM

Originally posted by Vitchilo
Ok now Israel is saying that Al-Qaeda was aboard and THOUSANDS OF ISRAELI LIVES were at stake...

My god the propaganda has reached new levels... SICK.

They won't be satisfied until EVERY SINGLE PERSON IS DEAD.

[edit on 31-5-2010 by Vitchilo]

You can't be serious. Are you serious? Please say no.

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:16 AM
List of German passengers

Annette Groth 56
Berlin, Germany

Annette Groth is a Member of Parliament in the German Bundestag and Human Rights Policy Spokeswoman for the LEFT Party Parliamentary Group.
She serves on the Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid Committee, as well on the Economic Cooperation and Development Committee.
From 1992 to 1997 she worked as Education Officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva. From 1997 to 1999 she was Director of the Ecumenical Coalition on Third World Tourism (ECTWT) and Editor of the quarterly journal CONTOURS in Barbados.
She is a member of the NGO attac, and chair of the German-Greek Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Bundestag.

Inge D.M. Höger 59
Herford, Germany

Inge Höger is a Member of Parliament in the German Bundestag, serving on the Defence and Health Committees.
She has been active in trade unions, and social and women’s movements her entire life. She is the political spokesperson for the LEFT party.

Matthias Jochheim 61
Frankfurt, Germany

Matthias is a physician and psychotherapist. He is Deputy chair of IPPNW Germany, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War .

Norman Paech 72
Hamburg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Norman Paech is a LEFT Member of Parliament in Germany’s Bundestag, as well as Professor of Public Law at the University of Economics and Political Science (HWP) in Hamburg. He is a member of the advisory council of International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Armament (IALANA), of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War” (IPPNW) and Attac, as well as a member of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), and of the Auschwitz Komitee.

List of other EU nations:

Annekarijn de Jong (29)
Weesp, Holland

Anne de Jong is a Dutch PhD researcher at the School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), department of Anthropology.

Her research interest are popular protest, human rights and for her fieldwork research she spent 16 months in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel, including annexed East-Jerusalem and Besieged Gaza.

Giorgos Klontzas (39)
Agios Nikolaos, 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

Griet M.A. Deknopper (Margarita) (32)
Halle, Belgium

Margarita is a Belgian solidarity activist and teacher trainer.

Inge Neefs (26)
Ghent, Belgium

Inge is a 26 year old woman. She studied educational sciences and holds a master in anthropology.
Recently, she spent three months in the West Bank as an activist supporting the non-violent resistance of Palestinians against Israel’s military occupation.

Ewa Jasiewicz (31)
London, UK / Otwock, Poland

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, and Z Net, among others.
She worked with the ISM in Palestine, and with Voices in the Wilderness in Iraq. Ewa was on the third trip into Gaza in December, 2008 and is one of the two Free Gaza coordinators.
She witnessed the horror of Israel’s Cast Lead operation in Gaza.
She recently published a book about her experiences.

Palestinians on board

Lubna Masarwa (32)

Lubna Masarwa is a Palestinian activist, who works as a community organizer for Al Quds University focusing on educational rights for the thousands of Palestinian children in East Jerusalem who have no schools.
She also works with the community of East Jerusalem in their struggle against the Israeli government’s policy of ethnic cleansing Palestinian families through home demolitions and forced displacement.
Until recently, as the Alternative Information Center (AIC) coordinator for the political/social movement in Palestine, she supported grassroots community members and activists in their efforts to mobilize resistance to the Occupation. In order to promote leadership among young Palestinian women, she directs a “Girls for Leadership” program in Jerusalem.
Lubna was on the maiden voyage of the DIGNITY in October, 2008, then came back two more times to be one of the delegation leaders.
She was on board the SPIRIT in June 2009 when it was hijacked and its passengers kidnapped and thrown into prison in Israel.

Huwaida Arraf (33)
Ramallah, Palestine / Washington D.C. / Detroit, MI

Huwaida Arraf, JD, is a Palestinian with American and Israeli citizenship. She received her Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law, where she focused her studies on international human rights and humanitarian law.
In 2001 Huwaida co-founded the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Huwaida is co-author of the book “Peace Under Fire: Israel, Palestine, and the International Solidarity Movement.”
From 2007 – 2008 Huwaida taught in a human rights law clinic at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, the first legal clinic in the Arab World.

Nader El Sakka (58)
Hamburg, Germany

Nader is a Palestinian born in Gaza and currently living in Germany.
He is President of the Palestinian Community of Hamburg.

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:16 AM

Originally posted by greenfruit
So if the signals are being blocked where is all the video and and first hand reports of massacres etc are able to be sent around the world.


[edit on 31-5-2010 by greenfruit]

Hi Mate

Well I'd say that they are.. now.. blocking communications when possible.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:16 AM

Originally posted by Prove_It_NOW
You can't be serious. Are you serious? Please say no.

What's sick is by noon the majority of the US population will buy this load of horses*** on discount.

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:17 AM
reply to post by PatesHatriots

Remember the "Liberty" incident. They'll spin it they'll deny it, they'll ignore it. And the US government will let them slide.

posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:17 AM
reply to post by Prove_It_NOW

Oh I'm totally serious.

You know they would pull this card. Those sick bastards.

In the sheeple mind it'll be Al-Qaeda = automatic terrorists = what Israel did was good, they killed terrorist scum.

[edit on 31-5-2010 by Vitchilo]

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