Israel's Naval Blockade

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent around a fuller explanation of Israel’s current maritime blockade of Gaza. The Israeli government and military have been extraordinarily closemouthed about this blockade. It has been difficult even to get information that it still was in effect (it was officially announced on 3-4 January 2009, ...

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Overwhelmed with grief

Grief. Grief. Too much grief. They didn’t think Israel would do it — they didn’t believe Israel would use overwhelming force against the Freedom Flotilla. The Israeli Navy reportedly intercepted the Freedom Flotilla in international waters — it’s last reported position (at 04:30 GMT) before the IDF attack, was at Latit...

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Freedom Flotilla stormed at sea

The reports began to come in at first light. Israeli naval commandos stormed the Freedom Flotilla at sea. There were some reported deaths on board, and many casualties. At least 50 persons have been admitted to Rambam hospital in Haifa. The Jerusalem Post is reporting that Israeli Army Radio (the most popular radio station in […]

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Mavi Marmara still live streaming at 0325 Monday

At 3:25 am Jerusalem time, there is a Turkish TV interview being conducted — and shown in the live web streaming from the Freedom Flotilla’s Mavi Marmara. Bulent Yildirim, head of IHH, the Turkish humanitarian relief organization that has been the major force behind this Flotilla, is being interviewed. Then two women from the U.K. [&hel...

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Watch Freedom Flotilla live

The tone has changed on board the Freedom Flotilla’s Mavi Marmara, with the announcement that journalists reported the departure of three Israeli Navy missile boats from Haifa port at 9 pm. At 11:18 pm in Jerusalem, calm, smiling people on the Mavi Marmara are being organized to put on life vests. Some were holding gas […]

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Report from Flotilla: Israel has extended maritime no-go zone

PRESS TV has just reported, in a live stand-up from on board the Freedom Flotilla’s Mavi Marmara — a passenger ship now sailing toward Gaza with some 600 or more passengers– that Israel has announced an increase in its declared maritime no-go zone to 48 miles off the coast of Gaza. Other reports indicate that […]

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The Gaza Song

This song has been playing on the IHH live streaming website when there is not something live happening, or when journalists on board the Freedom Flotilla are not doing their live stand-ups. It is very stirring. The Gaza Song was written and is performed by Los Angeles musician Michael Heart — he released the song […]

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Freedom Flotilla definitely on the move Sunday?

After some confusing statements Saturday evening – possibly deliberately misleading – the Freedom Flotilla is moving towards what will almost certainly be a confrontation somewhere in the eastern Mediterranean with Israeli Naval forces that the Israeli Government has ordered to stop the Flotilla. Israel still has time to change its mind...

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Free Gaza Movement announces that Freedom Flotilla is moving toward Gaza

After saying for two days that the Freedom Flotilla would not travel at night, the Free Gaza movement announced Saturday night that it is on the move. The Israeli Navy sailed from Haifa port on Friday night to intercept the Flotilla. IMEMC has reported that the Israeli military mobilization is named “Operation Sky Winds”. A […]

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