LlBERATION -- May 30, 2010 — At about 4:30 am, Israeli commandos dropped from Apache helicopters onto the deck of the Turkish ship and immediately opened fire on unarmed civilians.
It appears that all ships have now been boarded. Reports indicate that Israeli commandos boarded the Gaza aid flotilla in International waters - a violation of International law.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qJaM3oEElQ
On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Amabella Carumba <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I got this from one of our friends that are also currently monitoring the Flotilla:
******* BREAKING NEWS ********
ATTACKS HAVE STARTED. UNCONFIRMED REPORTS OF 3 DEAD, AND 30 INJURED
I hope to heavens that this is not true.But if it is, Israel would have more blood of innocent civilians on its hand. We should highly condemn this act by the Israeli govt.Let us organize ourselves against this atrocity.Let us flood the Israeli embassy with our protests and condemnation of this barbaric act committed by Israel against unarmed civilians who only wish to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza.
Amabella L. Carumba
Mindanao Peoples' Peace Movement (MPPM)
Sarip Auliya St., Block 3, Bagua 2
9600, Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippines
telefax: +63 64 421-1358
--- On Mon, 5/31/10, Corazon Valdez Fabros <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Corazon Valdez Fabros <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [stopthewar.philippines] Urgent Call from the Freedom Flotilla
Date: Monday, May 31, 2010, 11:35 AM
(Cyprus, May 31, 2010) At 11:00 pm Cyprus time and in international waters off the coast of Israel, the boats were contacted by the Israeli navy. “Who are you and where are you going?” Our reply was that we were part of a flotilla and we were going to Gaza to deliver humanitarian supplies.
On the radar, the boats could see three Israeli war ships shadowing us, and 15 minutes later, a silent aircraft hovered over the flotilla. One of our Hebrew speakers had found Israel’s strategy and posted it to us. It stated, “You will be boarded by highly trained, very efficient and very SILENT commandos. They will use silent inflatable boats to get to our boats and both try to board our boats directly from the inflatables and by dropping divers into the water to climb onto the boats,” so people were preparing for them to come up and over the sides of the ships.
Our SPOT locator has sent out several HELP messages at www.witnessgaza.com.
Lubna Marsawa, Free Gaza’s organizer on the Turkish passenger boat said in outrage, “Very few times in history has a flotilla delivering humanitarian goods been welcomed by military war ships.”
This is a call to the world from the people on the boats. “We are a civilian people doing what our governments have refused to do, challenge Israel’s right to collectively punish 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza by blockading their right to their own sea. This flotilla is bringing construction and educational supplies the people of Gaza and are being met by Israeli warships.”
Contact: Huwaida Arraf on board the Challenger 0088 216 5207 2093
Ewa Jasciewica on board the Challenger 0088 163 184 7926
Fatima Mohammed on board the IHH ship 8821636619168
Greta Berlin 00 357 99 18 72 75
Mary Hughes 00 357 96 38 38 09
Check out this site, find the Israeli embassy nearest you and let them know how you feel.
Greta Berlin, Co-Founder
+357 99 18 72 75