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May 30, 2010

We ask all people of good conscience to please call/e-mail the US State Department in Washington, DC asking that they actively monitor the status of the ‘Freedom Flotilla’ and to be in constant communication with the government and military forces of Israel demanding the Flotilla’s safe passage in continuing unhindered to their stated destination of the Gaza Coast. No threats or acts of aggression toward the Flotilla shall be allowed. If the Flotilla is acted upon with threats and/or acts of aggression we demand the United States to intervene on behalf of the Flotilla.
US State Department Telephone: (202) 647-4000 (24-hour number)


US State Department E-Mail: publicaffairs@panet.us.state.gov


To keep aware of the Freedom Flotilla’s current status on an hour-by-hour basis please monitor their website at: http://
www.freegaza.org

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 Cyprus, May 31, 2010) At 11:00 pm Cyprus time and in international waters off the coast of Israel, the boats were contacted by the Israeli navy. “Who are you and where are you going?” Our reply was that we were part of a flotilla and we were going to Gaza to deliver humanitarian supplies.


On the radar, the boats could see three Israeli war ships
shadowing us, and 15 minutes later, a silent aircraft hovered over the flotilla. One of our Hebrew speakers had found Israel’s strategy and posted it to us. It stated, “You will be boarded by highly trained, very efficient and very SILENT commandos. They will use silent inflatable boats to get to our boats and both try to board our boats directly from the inflatables and by dropping divers into the water to climb onto the boats,” so people were preparing for them to come up and over the sides of the ships.

Our SPOT locator has sent out several HELP messages at http://
www.witnessgaza.com.

Lubna Marsawa, Free Gaza’s organizer on the Turkish passenger boat said in outrage, “Very few times in history has a flotilla delivering humanitarian goods been welcomed by military war ships.”

This is a call to the world from the people on the boats. “We are a civilian people doing what our governments have refused to do, challenge Israel’s right to collectively punish 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza by blockading their right to their own sea. This flotilla is bringing construction and educational supplies the people of Gaza and are being met by Israeli warships.”

Contact: Huwaida Arraf on board the Challenger 0088 216 5207 2093
Ewa Jasciewica on board the Challenger 0088 163 184 7926
Fatima Mohammed on board the IHH ship 8821636619168
Greta Berlin 00 357 99 18 72 75
Mary Hughes 00 357 96 38 38 09

Check out this site, find the Israeli embassy nearest you and let them know how you feel. 
http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-of/Israel

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


http://www.flickr.com/photos/freegaza

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Posted: Sunday May 30, 2010, 6:55 pm
Tags: free israel illegal gaza blockade flotilla [add/edit tags]

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Jos Bell (0)
Monday May 31, 2010, 10:44 am
Countries all over the world - from national leaders to young people are recognising that the illegal and cowardly actions of Isreal in attacking a peaceful aid flotilla in international waters needs to be condemned in the strongest terms. It is very sad that the Jews who were once so horribly wronged should now be represented by a country which continually flouts international law and the human rights. I ask that the US government joins in with the rest of the UN Security Council in condemning this appalling act and works to ensure that Israel recognises it's responsbility to act in a civilised way towards its neighbours for the greater good of the world. Please do not allow this action to be excused

Abdessalam Diab (150)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 3:52 am
The Zionist entity will continue its criminal acts against all the world as long as the world is too coward to face Zionism.

Abdessalam Diab (150)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 3:53 am
Condemning is not enough. Punishment is needed.

Abdessalam Diab (150)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 3:55 am
Who lives by the sword dies with the sword.This will be the end of Israel.

MOHD SIR (1)
Thursday June 3, 2010, 3:52 am
i hope we can go back to Gaza, and free those pepole who lives in Gaza, from the Isreal's
long live Palestine...

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