While Israel is set to launch WWIII by threatening the territorial waters of Iran, and U.S. special forces position themselves around the globe, back home Israel has attacked six ships under the Turkish flag, an aid convoy bringing medical aid to the people of Gaza – a massacre has taken place.
From ANSWER Coalition:
- “The ANSWER Coalition, along with many other organizations and individuals, is co-sponsoring and organizing for emergency protests taking place in Washington, D.C., and around the country to denounce the Israeli military massacre of activists on a Gaza aid convoy. At least 19 international activists were killed by Israelis, with dozens injured. The death toll may rise. One of the ships attacked from the flotilla, the Mavi Marmara had the following passengers according to Muslim new, U.K.:
1. Laura Macdonald Stuart
2. Ebrahim Musaji
3. Jamal Sayed
4. Parveen Yaqub,
5. Baboo Adem Zanghar
6. Ahsan Shamruk
7. Mustafa Cengiz Ahmet
8. Tauqir Sharif
9. Boudjema Oudjema Bounoua
11. Sakir Yildirim
12. Kenneth O’Keefe
13. Ali El-Awaisi
14. Mohammed Bhaiyat
15. Lort Phillips Alexandra Mary
16. Sarah Nancy Colborne
17. Ismail Adam Patel
18. Nader Daher
19. Mahi Mohammed Abid
20. Nur-E-Azom Choudhury
21. Ovenden Kevin
22. Peter Venner
23. Clifford Gardner Hanley
24. Muzzammil Layth Chogley
25. Jamaluddin Mohammad Farid Elshayyal
26. Hassan Al Banna Ghani
27. Lazrag Salah
28. Ali Altan
In an act of piracy and a blatant violation of international law, the Israeli government has committed a cold-blooded massacre on the high seas against a group of courageous individuals whose only crime was to extend a hand of solidarity to the besieged and blockaded people in Gaza.
The Gaza aid flotilla is made up of seven ships carrying 700 people and bringing medical, construction and school supplies to besieged Palestinians in Gaza. It was attacked in international waters by 14 Israeli ships. Heavily armed Israeli commandos dropped onto the ships from helicopters and opened fire on the activists.
Gaza has been blockaded by Israel since 2007 with full backing by the U.S. government. The blockade is a brutal form of collective punishment aimed at strangling the Palestinian people. Since coming to office, the Obama administration has continued the enormous funding to Israel allowing the continued siege of Gaza, the occupation and expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and Israel’s non-stop war against all of the Palestinian people. President Obama has promised at least $30 billion in military aid to Israel over the next 10 years.ol>
June 03rd 2010
On Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5, demonstrations will take place across the country and around the world to protest the murderous attack by the Israeli army on seven boats carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. At least nine volunteer aid workers were killed and dozens seriously wounded.
The response to the latest Israel atrocity is global and powerful. Let us make this a defining movement in the Palestinian peoples’ struggle for justice and self-determination.
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Israel has maintained a blockade on Gaza – an impoverished area home to 1.6 million Palestinians – for more than three years. The attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla was an act of piracy and a war crime carried out in international waters.
Attempting to turn reality upside-down, the Israeli military is now posing as the “victim” in this incident. Israel is only able to carry out massacres like this and the ongoing oppression of the Palestinian people due to the huge military, economic and diplomatic support it receives from the U.S. government.
June 5 will mark the 43rd anniversary of the 1967 war, when Israel conquered the West Bank and Gaza, along with Syria’s Golan Heights, all areas that Israel continues to occupy to this day.
Now is the time to make your voice heard! Join us to say:
End the Blockade of Gaza NOW!
Justice for the Victims of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla – Prosecute Israel for War Crimes!
Cut All U.S. Aid to Israel!
End Colonial Occupation – Self-Determination for the Palestinian People! Support the Right of Return!
In Washington, D.C., protesters will gather at the White House (north side) at 5:00 pm.
For a growing list of events: A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition