Gaza

Update On Freedom Waves Political Prisoners

Press Release written by Palestinian youth activists and ISM Volunteers. Freedom Waves to Gaza 21 still detained and refusing to sign false statements [RAMALLAH] Of the 27 human rights defenders captured during Israel’s illegal takeover of the Freedom Waves to Gaza vessels on Friday, 4 November, 20 remain in Givon prison and the whereabouts of … Continue reading Update On Freedom Waves Political Prisoners

I Write To You From Cell 9 Of The Apartheid State Of Israel

Written by David Heap Dear sisters and brothers, friends and loved ones, I write to you from cell 9, block 59 Givon Prison near Ramla in Occupied Palestine. Although I was tasered during the assault on the Tahrir, and bruised during forcible removal dockside (I am limping slightly as a result) I am basically ok. … Continue reading I Write To You From Cell 9 Of The Apartheid State Of Israel

Anonymous Hacks IDF And Other Israeli Sites

"Attack follows threat by hacking group Anonymous in response to interception of Gaza flotilla; websites of IDF, Mossad and government ministries among crashed websites." Several Israeli government websites crashed on Sunday in what appeared to be a cyber-attack by hackers. The websites of the IDF, Mossad and the Shin Bet security services were among the … Continue reading Anonymous Hacks IDF And Other Israeli Sites

Updates On The Lil' Flotilla That Could

Final Update (11/8/11 11pm): We are relieved to report that U.S. Freedom Waves representative, Kit Kittredge, arrived today in JFK. Welcome home, Kit! You are loved and respected for your efforts to raise awareness about the plight of Palestinian peoples and for making a brave stand against injustice. *NOTE: All Irish passengers are still being … Continue reading Updates On The Lil' Flotilla That Could

The Flotilla That Just Won't Quit!

Immediate Press Release and Action Item At this moment 27 activists are in international waters, on high seas in the Mediterranean, heading to Gaza. One boat, the Saoirse from Ireland, includes parliamentarians among its passengers. The other, the Tahrir, carries representatives from Canada, the U.S., Australia, and Palestine. 'Freedom Waves for Gaza', is the 11th … Continue reading The Flotilla That Just Won't Quit!

Israel Deprived of Turkey's Friendship

Press statement by H.E. Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, regarding Turkish-Israeli relations 2 September 2011 Distinguished Members of the Press, You all know very well the reason why I will deliver this statement today. Approximately 15 months ago on the 31st of May 2010, Israel carried out an … Continue reading Israel Deprived of Turkey's Friendship

Amnesty International Says Gaza Blockade Must Be Lifted

Written by Amnesty International Amnesty International's Public Statement Following UN Panel Finding on Flotilla Raid Amnesty International welcomed a UN panel’s finding that the Israeli military used excessive force in the interception of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla on 31 May 2010, and again urged Israel to end the collective punishment of Gaza’s 1.5 million residents … Continue reading Amnesty International Says Gaza Blockade Must Be Lifted