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June 1st, 2010

U.N. calls for impartial probe of Israeli raid

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council early Tuesday condemned "those acts which resulted in" the deaths of at least nine civilians aboard an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip, and called for a "prompt, impartial, credible and transparent" investigation into why and how the Israeli military acted to ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Gaza Freedom flotilla carried world-renowned names and veteran activists

The largest flotilla launched to challenge the Gaza blockade also carried the most passengers, well over 600 people, believed to include 27 from the UK. Internationally renowned names were on board, among them activists, authors, film-makers, politicians and journalists from Europe, the Middle East, the US and Canada.Among the most ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

Nine dead as Israel storms aid ship

JERUSALEM — Israeli marines stormed a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza on Monday and at least nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed, triggering a diplomatic crisis and an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council.European nations, as well as the United Nations and Turkey, voiced shock and outrage at the ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

Bloody Israeli raid on flotilla sparks crisis

JERUSALEM – Israeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing to thwart a Gaza blockade on Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a botched raid that left at least nine passengers dead.Bloodied passengers sprawled on the deck and troops dived into the sea to save ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

Israeli police say 16 Gaza activists sent to jail

JERUSALEM — Israeli police say 16 pro-Palestinian activists from a Gaza-bound flotilla have been sent to jail after a deadly confrontation at sea. Dozens of other activists are to be deported.Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the activists were taken ashore and were jailed in the southern desert town of Beersheba ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

EU Calls For Investigation Into Israel Military Action

BRUSSELS -- The European Union called for an inquiry into deaths aboard Gaza aid ships seized by Israel's navy on Monday and urged Israel to allow the free flow of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip."High Representative Catherine Ashton expresses her deep regret at the news of loss of life ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

Israel: 10 killed in Gaza protest

More than 10 people onboard a flotilla carrying aid for the Palestinian territory of Gaza were killed when security forces boarded the boats Monday, the Israeli military said. Four soldiers were wounded, the military added. Soldiers boarded six ships, the military said, after the flotilla refused to heed warnings to ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

Israel denies flotilla attack but reports say two dead

HAIFA, Israel (AP) -- The Israeli military is denying reports that its warships attacked a flotilla carrying aid and pro-Palestinian activists toward blockaded Gaza. Two TV networks report the attack, along with two dead and dozens wounded. While denying the reports, Israel reiterated its intention to enforce the Gaza blockade. ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

At least 10 killed as Israel storms aid convoy: Israeli TV

At least 10 passengers were killed as Israeli forces stormed a boat carrying pro-Palestinian activisists bound for Gaza, the private Israeli television station "10" reported Monday. continue reading

May 31st, 2010

Reports: Israeli ships attack aid flotilla, 2 dead

HAIFA, Israel — Israeli warships attacked at least one of the six ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists and aid for blockaded Gaza, killing at least two and wounding an unknown number of people on board, an Arabic satellite service and a Turkish TV network reported early Monday.The Israeli military refused to ... continue reading

May 31st, 2010

Reports: Israeli ships attack aid flotilla

HAIFA, Israel — Two TV networks are reporting that Israeli warships have attacked the six ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists and aid for blockaded Gaza, killing at least two and wounding an unknown number of people on board.The Israeli military refused to comment on the report.The al-Jazeera satellite channel reported by ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Israeli ships stalk pro-Palestinian aid flotilla

HAIFA, Israel (AP) -- Israeli warships are stalking a flotilla carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists heading for the Gaza Strip and a possible naval showdown on the high seas. Among the activists aboard the ships are a Nobel laureate and a Holocaust survivor. The flotilla, which includes three cargo ships ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Gaza aid convoy ignores Israel order to turn back

JERUSALEM, May 31 (Reuters) - Pro-Palestinian activists aboard a six-ship convoy sailing for the Gaza Strip have ignored orders by the Israeli navy to turn back, an Israeli official said on Monday.The official, who declined to be named, said Israeli naval vessels told the activists by radio that their only ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Israeli vessels radio Gaza flotilla

Sources in Gaza said a number of vessels that are part of the aid flotilla headed for the Strip have lost contact with one another, adding that Israeli Navy vessels have begun to call on the boats to identify themselves.The IDF said naval forces radioed the ships, but were ignored. ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Israel Navy Surprises Flotilla; Passengers Don Life Vests

The Israeli Navy late Sunday night surprised the flotilla bound for Hamas-controlled Gaza, and the activists reported that three Israeli ships are on the flotilla’s radar screens. Passengers have donned life vests.One of the crew said that one “Navy warship” contacted the six boats in the flotilla and asked them ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Pro-Palestinian aid flotilla sets sail for Gaza

HAIFA, Israel — Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists, including a Nobel laureate and a Holocaust survivor, set sail Sunday for the Gaza Strip, edging closer to an expected naval showdown with Israeli gunships determined to stop them.Huwaida Arraf, one of the organizers, said the six-ship flotilla began the journey from international ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Participants say Gaza flotilla approached by Israeli ships

A convoy of boats carrying food and aid to Gaza, attempting to defy an Israeli blockade, has been approached by three Israeli ships, according to the Twitter page of Free Gaza, one organization participating in the flotilla. At least one of the six boats in the flotilla have also been ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Convoy of ships resumes journey toward Gaza

Defying an Israeli blockade, a convoy of ships carrying food and aid resumed its journey toward Gaza Sunday afternoon after mechanical problems caused a delay.Osama Qashoo of the Free Gaza organization, members of which are on one of the boats, said the flotilla was on the last leg of its ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

Gaza flotilla delayed after mystery faults hit two boats

A Gaza-bound flotilla's confrontation with the Israeli navy was delayed yesterday after mystery faults developed simultaneously in two of its boats. The Greek Cypriot government also prevented up to another 30 pro-Palestinian activists – including European parliamentarians – from joining the crafts.The flotilla, now down to five instead of the ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

100 Palestinian boats to greet Freedom Flotilla

Gaza – Ma'an – One hundred boats will set sail from Gaza's Fisherman Port on Sunday to greet the Freedom Flotilla before it ways anchor in Gaza City's port on Sunday, Committee Against the Siege and PLC member Jamal Al-Khudary said. The welcoming convoy will include committee members, organizers, officials ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

European campaign: Freedom Flotilla to arrive in Gaza tomorrow morning

BRUSSELS (PIC) -- The European campaign to end the siege said that the Freedom Flotilla aid convoy will start its journey from the agreed point off the coast of Cyprus on Saturday morning to arrive on the morning of the next day in the besieged Gaza Strip.The campaign, whose ship ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Israeli navy prepares for action as activists' flotilla nears Gaza

The Israeli navy was today preparing to confront a flotilla of eight ships carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists and 10,000 tons of aid which is attempting to break the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.The flotilla is expected to head towards the Gaza coastline tomorrow. The Israeli military has declared ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Israeli gunships head to sea to block flotilla

HAIFA, Israel — Israeli gunships headed out to sea on Friday to stop a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists from reaching the Gaza Strip, the military said, setting the stage for what could become a dramatic showdown on the high seas.Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said the country was prepared to ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Sea showdown over Gaza blockade

THOUSANDS of Israeli troops were preparing last night to prevent a flotilla of 10 ships carrying 800 international protesters and tonnes of supplies from breaking Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has told armed forces chiefs to use force if necessary to stop the ships ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

UN urges restraint as Israel vows to stop Gaza aid flotilla

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations urged restraint Thursday as Israel vowed to stop pro-Palestinian activists aboard an aid-laden flotilla from reaching the besieged, Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.“We understand from press reports that private citizens have assembled a number of ships carrying material intended for Gaza and will seek to deliver ... continue reading

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Mar 19th
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Mar 14th
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Mar 14th
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