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30th July Video Free Gaza news Is Israel guilty of piracy

Posted in Everyday life in Gaza, Gaza, IDF, Israel, Israeli occupation, Siege, Videos with tags , , , , , on 30/07/2009 by 3071km

Source: Free Gaza Movement


Watch the video and decide for yourself how many international and maritime laws Israel has broken. The Israeli navy hijacked the Spirit of Humanity in international waters. The Israeli government hijacks Palestinian fishing boats, in Palestinian territorial waters, kidnaps the fishermen, and sends its military out to shoot to wound and kill them as they struggle to make a living. After watching this video, you will be convinced that Israel has committed acts of piracy against Palestinians and against internationals. No other country would be allowed to do what Israel does on a daily basis.

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) volunteers were accompanying fishermen to document attacks on them by the Israeli Navy, and to provide a deterrence to these attacks. ( For more information and current reports about Gaza fishermen:

Please distribute this video to all of your lists. Thank you.

Free Gaza Movement

FGM update on the “The Spirit of Humanity” on its way to Gaza

Posted in Gaza, International community, Non-violent resistance, Palestine, Siege with tags , , , , on 29/06/2009 by 3071km
After several days waiting in Cyprus’ port of Larnaca, the Free Gaza Movement team has sailed this morning one of its boats, “The Spirit of Humanity”, to the Gaza Strip.

Here’s an update of their current position. We’ll keep updating the details as soon as we get news from them.

We wish them all a peaceful and successful trip!!!


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29 / June / 2009 20:38 (GMT+1)

[GazaFriends] UPDATE on the Spirit’s voyage to Gaza

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Dear Friends,

We’ve just heard from everyone on board the Spirit of Humanity. They are almost halfway to Gaza, a little over 100 kilometers off the coast of the Lebanon/Israel border. They’re a bit tired, but everyone is in good spirits and determined to reach Gaza. So far they have not seen any Israeli warships or had any radio contact with the IDF. You can see their latest position by clicking on the link below.

From aboard the Spirit, Free Gaza organizer Lubna Masarwa stated that, “We’re intent and unworried – we’re sailing on. We will go to Gaza, in solidarity with the people. We want to break the Israeli siege in a practical way, and not just with words. Our message to Gaza – from all the Palestinians in ’48 and in the West Bank, and from all the good people in the world is – You are not alone!”

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Time:06/29/2009 21:21:47 (Europe/Nicosia),33.8294&ll=33.3474,33.8294&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1