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The Rachel Corrie Has Been Forcibly Seized By the Israeli Navy

World  (tags: MV Rachel Corrie, Gaza Freedom Flotilla, human rights, Israel state terrorism, Gaza, Palestine, HumanRights, Refugees&Relief, freedoms, terrorism )

- 2911 days ago -
(Off the Gaza coast, 5 JUNE) - Just before 9am GMT this morning, the Israeli military forcibly siezed the Irish-owned humanitarian relief ship, the MV Rachel Corrie, from delivering over 1000 tons of medical and construction supplies to besieged Gaza. For

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Lori A (50)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 4:15 am
Here we go again. Noted.

Cheryl B (375)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 4:41 am
no reports of violence yet, keep praying. they are taking her to Ashdod. More Boats are being planned and aksing for volunteers on facebook. Keep them in your prayers.

Pete m (67)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 4:42 am
Thanks Cheryl, noted!

Saturday June 5, 2010, 4:56 am
the NaZionist pirates of the Israhell busy at work again

. (0)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 6:49 am
Thanks for posting this Cheryl....sadly noted.

Zahra P (274)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 7:09 am
End the Siege and the Occupation! Free Palestine!

Mack D (100)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 7:18 am
TY Cheryl

Yvonne Mendes Siblini (218)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 8:56 am
They cant do better than this, what a shame!

Yvonne Mendes Siblini (218)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 9:03 am

Hundreds of protestors in Dublin vented their anger against the Israeli government Saturday, as Irish-owned aid ship the Rachel Corrie was boarded by Israeli forces before it reached Gaza.

Demonstrators hailed those on board the ship as heroes, along with people who took part in a flotilla earlier in the week which was intercepted by Israel with the loss of nine lives.

Organizers of the Irish march said up to several thousand people had taken part, but police put the figure in the hundreds.

-AFP/NOW Lebanon

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Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 11:19 am
If we want gossip and personalities, Northern, it's easy enough to find. You are pathetic. This craft was on it's way to Gaza, not Israel. They have no legal right to imped it.

Antony Stone (7)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 12:47 pm
There they go again. Wont they let these people get the aid they need. This is starting to get so stupid.

Yvonne Mendes Siblini (218)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 12:56 pm

The European Union will present in the coming days a proposal for lifting the Israeli blockade of Gaza, following a deadly Israeli raid earlier in the week on aid ships bound for the Palestinian territory, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said on Saturday.

Moratinos added that he had spoken with the bloc's foreign affairs chief, Catherine Ashton, on the issue.

"The European Union can play a leading role in this situation," he also said.

Spain had condemned the Israeli action and summoned the Jewish State's ambassador to Madrid for an explanation.

-AFP/NOW Lebanon

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Yvonne Mendes Siblini (218)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 12:57 pm

Thousands of Israelis, both Jewish and Arab, protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday against the occupation of Palestinian territories, marking the 43rd anniversary of the Jewish State’s conquests in the 1967 Six-Day War.

The march, organized by the Peace Now movement and a number of left wing and far-left groups, passed off peacefully. An AFP journalist estimated the number of demonstrators at around 5000.

The protesters denounced what they called "a government that is sinking Israel instead of navigating towards peace," in a reference to Monday's deadly assault on a Gaza Strip aid flotilla that left nine Turkish activists.

-AFP/NOW Lebanon

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Hesham a (0)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 1:28 pm
just look at her picture
and tell me why did they kill her
do you think she was threatening safety of Israel
wake up
this is not just for Americans it is for Jews
and i my self know some who are not supporting
stealing ,killing and lying
and they are not stopper

Yvonne Mendes Siblini (218)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 1:34 pm
There is no justice in the world today.

Sir Walk F (124)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 1:42 pm
I have little love for the military state of Israel. But I have to say this whole thing looks like political theater on both sides to me.

I think too many on the left who support the people starving and dying in gaza and palestine forget that many of those who do work with hamas and similar organizations have very different political agendas and motives than they.

nothing is at it seems in middle eastern politics. There is not 'good' side.

That said, as an american, i dont want one cent of my tax dollars going to israel.

Yvonne Mendes Siblini (218)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 1:53 pm
Amen to that Sir Walk!

Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 2:02 pm
Great points, Sir, I appreciate the reminder. It just seems to me that liberty must start somewhere and people deserve the chance to vote for the wrong person. How else do some learn (myself included) except through mistakes?

Eleanor B (909)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 2:40 pm
When Somalis board ships in international waters, they call it piracy. The Israelis can do as they please to anybody, anywhere. Even when they kill it's not murder, it's 'self-defence'. Did they learn from Goebbels or could he have learned from them? The world - at least the ordinary people of the world - sees through their propaganda!

Steve H (45)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 4:04 pm


Israel is guilty of piracy, murder and terrorism.

Boycott any goods from Israel.

Below is a lot of important info and what you can do to help.

There are many more stories on here other than this one about this and the Israeli attack upon the aid vessel and the seizure of the Rachel Corrie and that
Sweden Ports to Block Israel Ships, Goods in Response to Gaza Flotilla Takeover, please look them up by searching "Israel" and or "Gaza" and or "Palestine" in the news stories and note them, this needs to get out to as many people as possible.

And get VOCAL, write newspapers, call tv stations, write, call, email and fax the White House, this needs to get out to everyone in the world so even though it is in some press make sure you contact as many as you can and send some FACTS that they never tell about Israel and our support of what they are and have been doing..

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UN Resolutions Against Israel, 1955-1992 (Only through 1992)

1. Resolution 106: "...‘condemns’ Israel for Gaza raid"
2. Resolution 111: "...‘condemns’ Israel for raid on Syria that killed fifty-six people"
3. Resolution 127: "...‘recommends’ Israel suspend its ‘no-man’s zone’ in Jerusalem"
4. Resolution 162: "...‘urges’ Israel to comply with UN decisions"
5. Resolution 171: "...determines flagrant violations’ by Israel in its attack on Syria"
6. Resolution 228: "...‘censures’ Israel for its attack on Samu in the West Bank, then under Jordanian control"
7. Resolution 237: "...‘urges’ Israel to allow return of new 1967 Palestinian refugees"
8. Resolution 248: "...‘condemns’ Israel for its massive attack on Karameh in Jordan"
9. Resolution 250: "...‘calls’ on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem"
10. Resolution 251: "...‘deeply deplores’ Israeli military parade in Jerusalem in defiance of Resolution 250"
11. Resolution 252: "...‘declares invalid’ Israel’s acts to unify Jerusalem as Jewish capital"
12. Resolution 256: "...‘condemns’ Israeli raids on Jordan as ‘flagrant violation"
13. Resolution 259: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s refusal to accept UN mission to probe occupation"
14. Resolution 262: "...‘condemns’ Israel for attack on Beirut airport"
15. Resolution 265: "...‘condemns’ Israel for air attacks for Salt in Jordan"
16. Resolution 267: "...‘censures’ Israel for administrative acts to change the status of Jerusalem"
17. Resolution 270: "...‘condemns’ Israel for air attacks on villages in southern Lebanon"
18. Resolution 271: "...‘condemns’ Israel’s failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem"
19. Resolution 279: "...‘demands’ withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon"
20. Resolution 280: "....‘condemns’ Israeli’s attacks against Lebanon"
21. Resolution 285: "...‘demands’ immediate Israeli withdrawal form Lebanon"
22. Resolution 298: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s changing of the status of Jerusalem"
23. Resolution 313: "...‘demands’ that Israel stop attacks against Lebanon"
24. Resolution 316: "...‘condemns’ Israel for repeated attacks on Lebanon"
25. Resolution 317: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s refusal to release Arabs abducted in Lebanon"
26. Resolution 332: "...‘condemns’ Israel’s repeated attacks against Lebanon"
27. Resolution 337: "...‘condemns’ Israel for violating Lebanon’s sovereignty"
28. Resolution 347: "...‘condemns’ Israeli attacks on Lebanon"
29. Resolution 425: "...‘calls’ on Israel to withdraw its forces from Lebanon"
30. Resolution 427: "...‘calls’ on Israel to complete its withdrawal from Lebanon’
31. Resolution 444: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s lack of cooperation with UN peacekeeping forces"
32. Resolution 446: "...‘determines’ that Israeli settlements are a ‘serious obstruction’ to peace and calls on Israel to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention"
33. Resolution 450: "...‘calls’ on Israel to stop attacking Lebanon"
34. Resolution 452: "...‘calls’ on Israel to cease building settlements in occupied territories"
35. Resolution 465: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s settlements and asks all member states not to assist Israel’s settlements program"
36. Resolution 467: "...‘strongly deplores’ Israel’s military intervention in Lebanon"
37. Resolution 468: "...‘calls’ on Israel to rescind illegal expulsions of two Palestinian mayors and a judge and to facilitate their return"
38. Resolution 469: "...‘strongly deplores’ Israel’s failure to observe the council’s order not to deport Palestinians"
39. Resolution 471: "...‘expresses deep concern’ at Israel’s failure to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention"
40. Resolution 476: "...‘reiterates’ that Israel’s claims to Jerusalem are ‘null and void’
41. Resolution 478: "...‘censures (Israel) in the strongest terms’ for its claim to Jerusalem in its ‘Basic Law’
42. Resolution 484: "...‘declares it imperative’ that Israel re-admit two deported Palestinian mayors"
43. Resolution 487: "...‘strongly condemns’ Israel for its attack on Iraq’s nuclear facility"
44. Resolution 497: "...‘decides’ that Israel’s annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights is ‘null and void’ and demands that Israel rescind its decision forthwith"
45. Resolution 498: "...‘calls’ on Israel to withdraw from Lebanon"
46. Resolution 501: "...‘calls’ on Israel to stop attacks against Lebanon and withdraw its troops"
47. Resolution 509: "...‘demands’ that Israel withdraw its forces forthwith and unconditionally from Lebanon"
48. Resolution 515: "...‘demands’ that Israel lift its siege of Beirut and allow food supplies to be brought in"
49. Resolution 517: "...‘censures’ Israel for failing to obey UN resolutions and demands that Israel withdraw its forces from Lebanon"
50. Resolution 518: "...‘demands’ that Israel cooperate fully with UN forces in Lebanon"
51. Resolution 520: "...‘condemns’ Israel’s attack into West Beirut"
52. Resolution 573: "...‘condemns’ Israel ‘vigorously’ for bombing Tunisia in attack on PLO headquarters
53. Resolution 587: "...‘takes note’ of previous calls on Israel to withdraw its forces from Lebanon and urges all parties to withdraw"
54. Resolution 592: "...‘strongly deplores’ the killing of Palestinian students at Bir Zeit University by Israeli troops"
55. Resolution 605: "...‘strongly deplores’ Israel’s policies and practices denying the human rights of Palestinians
56. Resolution 607: "...‘calls’ on Israel not to deport Palestinians and strongly requests it to abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention
57. Resolution 608: "...‘deeply regrets’ that Israel has defied the United Nations and deported Palestinian civilians"
58. Resolution 636: "...‘deeply regrets’ Israeli deportation of Palestinian civilians
59. Resolution 641: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s continuing deportation of Palestinians
60. Resolution 672: "...‘condemns’ Israel for violence against Palestinians at the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount
61. Resolution 673: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s refusal to cooperate with the United Nations
62. Resolution 681: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s resumption of the deportation of Palestinians
63. Resolution 694: "...‘deplores’ Israel’s deportation of Palestinians and calls on it to ensure their safe and immediate return
64. Resolution 726: "...‘strongly condemns’ Israel’s deportation of Palestinians
65. Resolution 799: "...‘strongly condemns’ Israel’s deportation of 413 Palestinians and calls for their immediate return.


Scott Freewheeler (45)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 4:31 pm
Israel didn't intend to just slap wrists and deport everyone last Monday. They boarded an unarmed civilian humanitarian aid vessel at night with an armed commando unit. One doesn’t do that if the intention is to discuss matters peacefully. It is clear that after a week of deliberation, Israeli officials decided again to prove to the world as they said once before after the Dec 2008 - Jan 2009 massacre; that they are capable of acting like a ’lunatic state’ and like mad dogs (their words not mine) in order to instil fear in the Arab world (and now evidently the entire world). You have your wish Israel, I believe you now for sure but fearing you and cowering before you is not the only solution.

As we see today from the MV Rachel Corrie that if you board during the day with some restraint there are no deaths. Your death dear Rachel (March 16, 2003) and the deaths of those like you may not be entirely for nothing if we can help it. Get radical people! And free Palestine. Silence makes us complicit. The way to end terrorism permanently is NOT to oppress people and make enemies of them.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 6:08 pm
Thanks Cheryl.

Not Silent. Speak the Truth.

United Nations' decisions are seldom acted upon without the active or tacit support of the USA, which is seldom present when the UN is attempting to discipline Israel.


I suspect this boarding will result in fewer deaths and wounds.

chris b (2474)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 11:26 pm
Nazi style oppression is apparently alive and well in Israel! Another own goal for Israel!

Elainna Crowell (174)
Sunday June 6, 2010, 2:14 am
I am haunted by the story of Rachel Corrie and wonder if her parents suit for wrongful death is going any where? I also wonder how many of the international contributions are being taken to Gaza by Israel?

Marty H (119)
Sunday June 6, 2010, 2:23 am
Thanks Cheryl and noted. No surprise here but hoping and thinking they don't dare murder anymore civilians! Appreciate all the intelligent comments on here also!

Lo A (125)
Sunday June 6, 2010, 3:36 am
Thanks for linking to one of the blog posts on Dandelion Salad. Much appreciated.
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