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ISRAEL HIJACKS AND MURDERS ACTIVISTS ON Turkish Ship 'Mavi Marmara'

Editors Note:  Adam Shapiro Director of ISM (International Solidarity Movement) and member of www.freegaza.org confirmed 16 killed, with over 60 injured.

We will keep updating as we receive news.

SEE Latest Press TV VIDEOS.

The Associated Press has finally corrected its earlier report, which claimed that only 2 people had been killed. It now reports that 10 have been killed, although other news reports say that at least 16 to 20 were killed.

Moreover, AP neglects to tell readers that the attack consisted of an assault by Israeli gunships, helicopters, and commanders.

In addition, AP’s report makes it appear to readers that the Israeli soldiers were the victims – despite the fact that the boats contained nonviolent humanitarian volunteers, members of parliament, and a Nobel Peace Laureate; and that it was Israeli forces, members of the 4th-5th most powerful military on earth, who attacked the aid ship in international waters.

None of this information was contained in the AP report, which largely repeats Israeli military spin.

AP also fails to report that the flotilla contains a US Navy survivor of Israel’s attack on a US ship, the USS Liberty.

AP also neglects to mention the extreme need in Gaza that motivated people on board the flotilla to try to bring aid to Gaza. A recent Amnesty International report stated that Israel’s siege on Gaza has created a humanitarian crisis in which  four out of five Gaza residents need humanitarian assistance, hundreds are waiting to to be allowed out for medical treatment, and 28 already have died.

“Mass unemployment, extreme poverty, food insecurity and food price rises caused by shortages left four in five Gazans dependent on humanitarian aid,” said the 2010 report, released Thursday. “The scope of the blockade and statements made by Israeli officials about its purpose showed that it was being imposed as a form of collective punishment of Gazans, a flagrant violation of international law.”

The AP story can be read here.

PressTV Reporting 20 Killed

SEE VIDEOS: http://pulsemedia.org/2010/05/31/protesters-storm-israeli-consulate-in-turkey/

http://cm.ntvmsnbc.com/dl/NtvCanliYayin/default.html

There is a massive demonstration in progress in front of the Israeli consulate in Istanbul.

Press TV breaking news and interview with

Alison Weir of If Americans Knew:

Videos on Israeli attack on Gaza aid flotilla

Al Jazeera report:

CNN Turkey covers Israeli attack; CNN in US is silent

CNN Turkey video:

Our demands:

-         send Israeli ambassadors packing,

-         send the navy to open Gaza for navigation,

-         seize and hang the pirates, including the pirate “president” Peres and pirate “prime-minister” Netanyahu.

-         No diplomatic relations, no place in the UN, no place in the international community for the murderers.

– Israel Shamir


A few hours ago, Israeli warships surrounded the unarmed flotilla bringing
humanitarian aid to the besieged people in Gaza. Israeli masked gunmen
descended from a helicopter on the IHH Turkish ship and immediately opened
fire on unarmed civilians.

It is beyond imagining that any civilised state would resort to such
unprovoked violence full-well knowing that the boats are carrying hundreds
of civilians amongst them parliamentarians, journalists, lawyers, doctors,
activists from some 50 countries as well as 10,000 tonnes of aid.  It is
without a doubt an act of piracy and a crime against humanity.  Israel has
shown once again that it is prepared to defy international law and just
plain human decency with impunity.

The international community must respond.  Such criminal acts cannot be
allowed to continue and cannot go unanswered.  Please contact your
government and media urgently and demand an official condemnation of
Israel’s actions. The Turkish cabinet is in an emergency meeting now to work
out how to respond to what has been done to the civilians on this ship.

Our deepest condolences go out to all those who are grieving for the loss of
those brave souls who risked their lives to bring some much-needed relief to
the suffering people of Gaza.

Sonja Karkar

Editor: Australians for Palestine

Please ask our own government  to condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
The Hon Stephen Smith
Stephen.Smith.MP@aph.gov.au

Tony.Abbott.MP@aph.gov.au


Julie.Bishop.MP@aph.gov.au


6 Comments

  1. Yves Dee on the 31. May, 2010 remarked #

    There is no excuse for the mass murder of innocent peaceful humanitarians who were only trying to help a helpless Palestinian People. These humanitarian ship were only carrying things like, wheelchairs, crutches, medicin, tents, cement and other vital things.
    When will Israel be held accountable for the slaughter of countless people?.

  2. rexw on the 31. May, 2010 remarked #

    Debbie,

    Yes, you can be confident that Stephen Smith will react to these reports on such a disgraceful matter. Smith is an Australian.
    Shame, Israel, Shame

    But do not expect the corrupted and feckless Leader of the Opposition Abbott and his naive Deputy Bishop to do anything but wait and see what Murdoch and his henchmen print and then they will have an opinion. It will be the same opinion as Murdoch, you can count on that and that will be an opinion constructed by the Melbourne Zionists and their mouthpiece Greg Sheridan, Australia’s #1 apologist for Israel.
    This is just another act of perfidy and all with the imprimatur of the US. Obama will probably say it didn’t happen at all of course as with the USS Liberty in 1967 when a previous President covered up that blatant crime by Israel. Of course, Johnson was under the spell of the Israeli spy, Mathilde Krim, Krim by name, Krim by nature. In Obama’s case he is under the spell of his Jewish Chief of Staff, his Zionist Vice President and his totally compromised Secretary of State, all a disgrace to the flag and the US founders, turning in their graves seeing their old country compromised beyond imagination.
    If the US just glosses over this bestial act then they will lose the last vestige of respect and fill out the rest of its years being hated as much as Israel, if that is possible.
    Shame Israel, Shame America

  3. THIS IS AN ACT OF WAR on the 31. May, 2010 remarked #

    I sincerely hope Erdogan declares war over this one! I know, he won’t, but the people of Turkey do not tolerate ball-less, gut-less, spine-less PM’s. If he fails to do the right thing and declare that a state of WAR exists between Turkey and Israel over this unprovoked and illegal attack on a ship of Turkish origin, then Erdogan just may as well get in his jet and leave, because his nation won’t stand for it.

    As we know the U.N. is more or less an organization of slime that only does what the U.S. wants, we can fully expect the U.N.S.C. to sit around and play with it’s dingle watsis’ and do absolutely nothing. They won’t even convene to take a vote to condemn this act of war, because of their allegiance to their masters in Washingtoon, District of Corruption.

    Mr. Erdogan, Israel murdered people on your ship for no good reason, in international waters. You have a responsibility unto your people to do what is right and declare WAR on Israel, and begin making plans for not only a counter-attack, but a massive retaliatory attack on Israel for this aggression. This is not one you want to just brush off like the ball-less U.S.S. Liberty attack was shrugged off by a completely cowed down, coward nation as the U.S. is. This is time to not just retaliate, but to strike Israel with everything you can muster, and have help from other nations in the region who are aligned in self-defense positions with Turkey. If you fail to retaliate, your career is over as PM. I’m sorry, but this cannot go unpunished or the entire middle east just may as well declare itself a colony of the U.S. and Israel, and give up sovereignty to them.

  4. Debbie on the 31. May, 2010 remarked #

    Thank you. Stay tuned as we keep updating.

  5. Amy on the 01. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    This is real sad news. Are politicians in America and other countries going to muster enough courage to stand up to Israel by condemning this latest atrocious crime on activists who took aid to Gaza. I read Gordon Duff’s article in Veteran Today about this atrocity and posted my comments and the website is not functioning at this moment. Is israel responsible for that too? Probably Israel wants to block this information from reaching people in other countries. Veterans Today also had another sad article written by John Allen.

    In my post I wrote “John Allen, this is one of the saddest things that I have done in my life: To have read through the names of America’s fallen heroes–our brave men and women who went to war thinking they were doing it for their country. God bless the spirit of these courageous individuals. There is no way anyone can replace the emptiness and grief in the hearts of their dear ones–parents who lost their young sons and daughters, chidren who lostparents, husbands and wives who lost their spouses, siblings who lost their brothers and sisters–not to mention other relatives who lost their nephews, nieces, grandchildren, uncles, ants–to them I say “I am sad too!”

    We all lost them but we cannot allow this to go on–all there unnecessary deathe were caused by the irresposibility of corrupt politicians and corrupt military leaders who decided to invade other countries–in search of a boogie man who never harmed America because it is no secret anymore as to who did 9/11. Yes Israel did 9/11. Israel also bombed the USS Liberty killing and injuring America’s heroes.

    We heed to say to those corrupt politicians, military leaders and media in one united stong voice: “No More Wars for Israel and No More Lies and No More False Flag Operations” because “we know your tricks, your games and your secret plans”. Enough is enough.

    Americans need to wakeup–realize who our real enemies are–leave Israel to fend for itself. Terminate all aid and other support. America gives Israel $30 million a day while our veterans are homeless and some of them are perhaps starving to death. Bring all our troops home. Treat leaders of other countries with respect by allowing them to take care of their people. In other words stop meddling with their business on behalf of Israel unless they are behaving like Israel–running around murdering people, throwing phosphorus bombs on Gaza, destroying homes, schools, places of worship, water supply, olive trees and other vegetations etc of Palestinians.

    Israel is the only hindrance to world peace as I see it because Israel is run by arrogant Zionists who think they are above the law. More and more politicians should demonstrate the courage which was displayed by the Australian Foreign Minister if and when they have to deal with Israel’s crimes on other nations. America and other countries should not allow Israel and Zionist Jews to continue crime on humanity with the help of their Christian Zionist enablers. This is not what Jesus wanted.

    “Thanks to the terrible power of our International Banks we have forced the Christians into wars without number. Wars have a special value for Jews since Christian massacre each other and make more room for Jews. Wars are the Jews’ Harvest, the Jew banks grow fat on Christian wars. Over one hundred million Christians have been swept off the face of the earth by wars and the end is not yet”— Rabbi Reichorn at the funeral of Rabbi Simeon Ben-Iudah in 1869–Taken from the website: I am the witness.

    Henry Kissinger is responsible for destroying many lives of our soldiers and this is what this warmonger has said about them: “dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy”.

    Israel is a cruel monter. We do not need any further evidence to prove this point. It is time people of the entire
    world hold Israel responsible for all the fraud, deception, lies, murders and other crimes Israel has perpetrated on America and the world including this most recent killing of activists which is heartless. It is time all politicians of every country unanimously condemn Israel-stop accepting Israel’s bribe passed on to them through special interest organizations of the likes of the AIPAC in the US.

    If corrupt politicians fail to do their job this time this bold moster will become increasingly more bold each day–and unleash its terror on innocent people.

    I ask all politicians to follow the Australian Minister to whom I dedicate this post. I thank the author of this article and those who worked tirelessly help humanity by exposing the real terrorist: Israel. Thank you for making the videos. I will remember those who were killed yesterday and those who were killed on 9/11.

  6. Michael Pyshnov on the 01. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    Some say that Israel must be held criminally accountable. No.
    This is a criminal that cannot be stopped. Cannot be stopped for over 60 years.
    Israel must be nuked, immediately. This is an urgent necessity.

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