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June 5, 2010

We will return

(Cyprus, June 5, 2010) Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the peaceful outcome to the operation when they seized our ship in international waters in direct violation of maritime law. Through his speech writer, he said:

“We saw today the difference between a ship of peace activists, with whom we don’t agree but respect their right to a different opinion from ours, and between a ship of hate organised by violent Turkish terror extremists,”

So we’d like to remind Mr. Netanyahu that the only hate evidenced on board all six boats on Monday morning came from the Israeli attackers. Israeli soldiers violently boarded the entire flotilla, beating, shooting and hooding passengers as though they were in Abu Ghraib

“People had been shot in the arms, legs, in the head – everywhere. We had so many injured. It was a bloodbath,” said Laura Stuart on board the Marmara, a British housewife and resue worker.

She described frantic attempts to treat the injured in a makeshift sick room on the ship, and failed attempts to resuscitate some of the dead. http://www.stuff.co.nz/s/L1BG

Therefore, we are putting Mr. Netanyahu on notice that we are returning in the next couple of months with another flotilla, that his actions and the actions of his soldiers have energized thousands of people who have stepped forward with offers to help and participate on the next voyage. We’d also like to remind Mr. Netanyahu that siezing our ship, the Rachel Corrie, is yet another violent act from a long series of violent acts against civilians that Israel has committed this week.

Contact: Greta Berlin 00 357 99 18 72 75
Mary Hughes 00 357 96 38 38 09


Greta Berlin, Co-Founder
+357 99 18 72 75
witnessgaza.com

Turkish survivors recount horror

ISLAMIC0NTENT — 5 juin 2010 — Nine Turkish activists killed in an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship were shot a total of 30 times and five died of gunshot wounds to the head, Britain’s Guardian newspaper has reported.
Preliminary autopsy results showed the men were hit mostly with 9mm bullets, many fired at close range, the Guardian said, quoting Yalcin Buyuk, vice-chairman of the Turkish council of forensic medicine which carried out the autopsies on Friday.

MV Rachel Corrie Sinks 3 Israeli Warships

June 5, 2010 · 2 Comments

1. Guns ablazing, the MV Rachel Corrie sunk 3 Israeli commando boats today about 35 miles off the coast of the Gaza Strip. In addition, female passengers on board the ship and wearing tennis shoes fired RPG’s from the ship’s main deck downing “at least” 2 Israeli drones of the sort Israel will be selling to Turkey later this year. It is thought that the drones were carrying “Peace Now” leaflets asking the Rachel Corrie to “please go back to Dundalk.” FreeGazaandkillallthejews.org spokesperson, Usama bin Hiding, hailed this event as a “sea change” in pacifist attitudes towards Israel noting “It’s about fucking time we gave these sons of bitches a taste of their own medicine.”

While initial reports that the warship Rachel Corrie had killed 666 Israelis appear exaggerated, HaHa Aretz today said the IGF (Israeli Genocidal Forces) believe that the Irish ship, a ship that used to just haul ale and scotch between Scotland and Ireland but was refitted as a war ship by Islamic fanatics under the direction of Huwaida Arraf, Adam Shapiro, Greta Berlin and Hanin Zoabi – who are known collectively as the “Jama’at al-Araba’ah” in Arabic (ask King Abdallah what it means, but I digress) – anyway , the IGF believe that the ship is fitted with nuclear tipped missiles that were stolen from South Africa when the racist apartheid regime fell what seems like eons ago.

Arraf, appearing in an al-Sahab video dressed like Adam Gadahn in an outfit that makes her look fat, would neither confirm nor deny whether or not the MV Rachel Corrie was carrying nuclear weapons. “We have a policy of nuclear ambiguity” she said, adding that “we will not be the first ones in the Middle East to use nukes against Israel.”

In Washington, err, actually in Chicago, speaking in front of his vacation get-away known as “Man’s Country,” Barack Obama said that he is appointing a committee of “independent investigators” from CAIR and the Holy Land Foundation to look into the facts of the situation, adding “If it turns out that the Israelis provoked the Rachel Corrie with bagels, lochs and gefilte fish, then the US will provide the Irish vessel with a nuclear umbrella and will impose crippling sanctions on Israel.”

Senate Majority Leader, Nihad Awad, (al-Qa’ida, New York) expressed “shock and awe” that the Israelis would engage in ‘naked provocations’ of this sort.” He added, while finishing a hand-crafted biological weapon in his home, that “only the Jews would have the audacity to provoke such a confrontation and they got what they deserved, for once.”

In the meantime, the servers at Amy Goodman’s award winning program “Democracy Now, Motherfuckers!” which is is funded in part by Iran, have crashed due to “unprecedented demands” made by viewers world wide who were all trying to download her latest program featuring a debate between Nobel Peace Prize winner and holocaust survivor Alan Derwoshitz on the one hand, and former IRA military strategist Norman Finkelstein on the other. The debate ended when Finkelstein, clearly having had it up to his eyeballs listening to Derwoshitz’s bitching and moaning about how Israeli hummus is superior to Hizbullah Hummus ™, got out of his chair, picked up Derwoshitz and threw him out of the (conveniently open) window in “Democracy Now, Motherfuckers!” second floor Firehouse studio. Ms. Goodman laughed so hard she had to be taken to a nearby hospital, Dar al-Harb, for an emergency hernia operation.

(Sadly, Derwoshitz landed on the street in the bicycle lane and was run over by dozen’s of bicycles. His final fate remains unkown)

The latest information we have is that the MV Rachel Corrie is headed full speed toward Gaza escorted by Turkish warplanes. Please stay tuned to Mantiq al-Tayr for further updates.
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Rachel boarded and taken to Ashdod

from the IDF twitter

“# The Rachel Corrie will be brought to the Ashdod Port where goods will be inspected + transferred to Gaza via land xings 3 minutes ago

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IDF soldiers boarded the Rachel Corrie with permission (??????)by sea, no helicopters used ”

We’ll be back

A must see : Stewart slams Beck

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/04/stewart-slams-glenn-beck_n_600486.html

Israel navy tails Gaza aid ship

Israeli war ships are “shadowing” a Malaysian-funded Irish aid ship headed towards Gaza, activists on board have said.

The MV Rachel Corrie’s radar was reportedly jammed as the ship sailed closer to restricted waters off the Gaza Strip early on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the campaign group supporting the ship said.

Activists aboard Rachel Corrie are attempting to break the siege of Gaza imposed by Israel, five days after Israeli troops violently intercepted a flotilla of aid ships carrying humanitarian aid for the territory, killing nine activists.

Mairead Maguire, who is aboard the aid ship told Al Jazeera just before radio contact was lost, that navy vessels were following Rachel Corrie and its radar systems have been jammed. She, however, added the situation on board was calm.

“We are not afraid and we are all advocating non-violence… and we will just sit here and go if they insist on commandeering our boat and forcing us into Ashdod,” she said.

Greta Berlin of the Free Gaza movement that sent the ship, said the vessel was 56km from Gaza’s shores at 5am Israeli time [02:00 GMT].

Deterimined activists

“There were two warships in the back of them … and a smaller boat was approaching,” Berlin said from the movement’s headquarters in Cyprus, citing a passenger on board.
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The Malaysian-funded ship is carrying 11 activists, including Mairead Corrigan, a Nobel Peace laureate, Denis Halliday, an Irish former senior official at the United Nations, and eight crew members.

The activists say they are determined to continue sailing to Gaza with their cargo of medical and construction supplies.

But Israel says it will not allow the ship into Gaza, and has urged it to sail to the Israeli port of Ashdod.

Those on the ship have said they will offer no resistance if Israeli forces decide to board the vessel.

The Rachel Corrie is funded by Perdana Global Peace Organisation, a Malaysian non-governmental organisation headed by Mahathir Mohamad, the country’s former prime minister.

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