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Update 11:07 pm Chicago time 30May2010 ~ The Israeli Navy has attacked the Gaza Aid Flotilla on the High Seas. The Flotilla includes many European nations Members of Parliament, religious leaders, medical volunteers, a elderly Holocaust surviver, etc. TWO UNARMED CIVILIANS KILLED....30 CIVILIANS WOUNDED AS IDF COMMANDOS DESCEND FROM AMERICAN BUILT HELICOPTERS. Live feed is now suspended as Israeli have taken control of the Flotilla.
Breaking News: Israeli Navy attacks - Israeli commandos firing on unarmed civilians on the Gaza Aid Flotilla NOW live video feed ~ live Link
Israel attacks Gaza Aid Flotilla ~ link ~ This is insane, shocking, terrible! The Israelis are out-of-control....yesterday sending nuclear armed cruise missile carrying subs to the Persian Gulf to ready a nuclear attack against Iran....today attacking unarmed civilians on the Gaza Aid Flotilla...with many European Members of Parliament on-board! My God, these people are NUTS!
I was preparing a early am update of my news blog Europe when the news of the Israeli attack began to break. The articles below I had just placed and saved ready to update EUROPE:
Israeli warships stalk Gaza Aid Flotilla ~ link ~ That the Israeli government even thinks about attacking these peaceful aid ships with commandos shows that the war hawks that control the Israeli government have no sense of honor, or dignity, or understanding of others people, or even a good sense of public relations and their own self interest.
The flotilla was "fully prepared for the different scenarios" that might arise, and organizers were hopeful that Israeli authorities would "do what's right" and not stop the convoy, she said.
"We fully intend to go to Gaza regardless of any intimidation or threats of violence against us," she said. "They are going to have to forcefully stop us."
After nightfall Sunday, three Israeli navy missile boats left their base in Haifa, steaming out to sea to confront the activists' ships.
Two hours later, Israel Radio broadcast a recording of one of the missile boats warning the flotilla not to approach Gaza.
"If you ignore this order and enter the blockaded area, the Israeli navy will be forced to take all the necessary measures in order to enforce this blockade," the radio message continued.
The al-Jazeera satellite channel reported that the ships changed course to try to avoid a nighttime confrontation, preferring a daylight showdown for better publicity.
The flotilla, which includes three cargo ships and three passenger ships, is trying to draw attention to Israel's three-year blockade of the Gaza Strip. The boats are carrying items that Israel bars from reaching Gaza, like cement and other building materials. The activists said they also were carrying hundreds of electric-powered wheelchairs, prefabricated homes and water purifiers.
Some 700 ... activists are on the boats, including 1976 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire of Northern Ireland, European legislators and an elderly Holocaust survivor.
The mission has experienced repeated delays, both due to mechanical problems and a decision by Cyprus to bar any boat from sailing from its shore to Gaza. The ban forced a group of European lawmakers to depart from the breakaway Turkish Cypriot northern part of the island late Saturday.
Gaza Flotilla Drives Israel Into a Sea of Stupidity ~ link ~ Of course the peace flotilla will not bring peace, and it won't even manage to reach the Gaza shore. The action plan has included dragging the ships to Ashdod port, but it has again dragged us to the shores of stupidity and wrongdoing
By Gideon Levy
May 30, 2010 "Haaretz" -- The Israeli propaganda machine has reached new highs its hopeless frenzy. It has distributed menus from Gaza restaurants, along with false information. It embarrassed itself by entering a futile public relations battle, which it might have been better off never starting. They want to maintain the ineffective, illegal and unethical siege on Gaza and not let the "peace flotilla" dock off the Gaza coast? There is nothing to explain, certainly not to a world that will never buy the web of explanations, lies and tactics.
Only in Israel do people still accept these tainted goods. Reminiscent of a pre-battle ritual from ancient times, the chorus cheered without asking questions. White uniformed soldiers got ready in our name. Spokesmen delivered their deceptive explanations in our name. The grotesque scene is at our expense. And virtually none of us have disturbed the performance.
The chorus has been singing songs of falsehood and lies. We are all in the chorus saying there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza. We are all part of the chorus claiming the occupation of Gaza has ended, and that the flotilla is a violent attack on Israeli sovereignty - the cement is for building bunkers and the convoy is being funded by the Turkish Muslim Brotherhood. The Israeli siege of Gaza will topple Hamas and free Gilad Shalit. Foreign Ministry spokesman Yossi Levy, one of the most ridiculous of the propagandists, outdid himself when he unblinkingly proclaimed that the aid convoy headed toward Gaza was a violation of international law. Right. Exactly.
It's not the siege that is illegal, but rather the flotilla. It wasn't enough to distribute menus from Gaza restaurants through the Prime Minister's Office, (including the highly recommended beef Stroganoff and cream of spinach soup ) and flaunt the quantities of fuel that the Israeli army spokesman says Israel is shipping in. The propaganda operation has tried to sell us and the world the idea that the occupation of Gaza is over, but in any case, Israel has legal authority to bar humanitarian aid. All one pack of lies.