[Midden-Oosten] Israel troops board Gaza Flotilla boat Dignite-al Karama
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Za Jul 23 16:05:35 CEST 2011
In reactie op je verzoek (onderaan):
Voor zover ik weet, is er geen info vanuit de NL deelnemers rondgestuurd.
Verder is het zo dat, vanaf het moment dat de passegiers door Israel gekidnapped waren, zij 'incommunicado' worden gehouden, waardoor er weinig van/over hen bekend was.
Maar hierbij toch wat beperkte info/updates van de internationale organisatie.
Sorry, wel allemaal in het engels - helaas heb ik geen tijd om het te vertalen, maar hopelijk kan het zo?
Nu dat de deelnemers gedeporteerd worden, zullen hun verhallen waarschijnlijk binnenkort naar buiten komen.
Dus naast onderstaande info, zou het goed zijn om de genoemde websites (zie links) in de gaten te houden.
Verder, vermoed ik dat er de komende dagen ook aandacht aan besteed wordt door:
Al Jazeera English (http://english.aljazeera.net
Democracy Now (http://www.democracynow.org
>>> WITNESS GAZA
Press Release - French Boat To Gaza
Paris, 19 July 2011
The attack of the Israeli army is an illegal and violent act.
The French boat “Dignité - Al Karama” was captured by the Israeli army in international waters and taken to the port of Ashdod, while its passengers were transferred with a naval ship. This attack is a violent and illegal act.
The armed commandos of the Israeli army approached the French boat 40 miles off the Gaza coast, in international waters, just like in May 2010, when the Israely army attacked the first Freedom Flotilla. It is a new act of piracy, against a “Tom Thumb” representative of the civil society.
We are still not certain that no violence was used, as acclaimed by the Israeli army, since it is impossible to contact the passengers. The military censorship is always applied. In all cases, bringing a boat and its passengers by force to the Ashdod port under threat of arms, in naval ships, is a violent act and must be condemned, as must the blockade of Gaza.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 July 2011 17:00
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>>> FREE GAZA MOVEMENT
They’re coming home
Written by Free Gaza Team
20 July 2011
The 12 passengers on board of the French boat were expelled from Israel and will be today in Paris. They’re fine, as their boat was boarded by the Israeli commandos in International waters. Canadian, Greek and Swedish passengers were sent back to their countries.
After being brought back to the port of Ashdod, the passengers were transferred to a retention centre in the city of Holon next to Tel Aviv. They were visited by their lawyers and the French Consul in Tel Aviv before the Israeli authorities took to them to Tel Aviv airport where they spent the night.
The story of the boarding by Israeli journalist Amira Hass who was on board shows how disproportionate was the Israeli operation. 7 commando boats and 3 missile ships with 150 on board to stop 16 unarmed civilians on a 16 ms long boat.
The Israeli boarding happened in International waters is illegal. Even though no shot was fired, diverting a boat and its passengers under the threat of guns, with military boats, is an act of violence. Let us remind that if the Israeli army took the precaution of not attacking a boat with European citizens on board, it does not hesitate to fire at the Palestinian population.
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