The Israeli navy boarded the Gaza-bound “Estelle” ship seeking to break Israel’s naval blockade on Gaza, an army spokesperson confirmed at 11:40 am on Saturday.
The army said the soldiers seized control of the ship, which is carrying pro-Palestinian activists, in accordance with the government’s decision and international law, diplomatic efforts to prevent the vessel from reaching Gaza’s shore had failed.
“When the passengers made it clear that they would not cooperate [...]
Editor’s Note: Imagine if this were a video of a Syrian soldier hitting a peaceful protester. Undoubtedly, within minutes it would be transmitted throughout the global corporate mainstream media to promote the idea of regime change in Damascus. But because it happened in Palestine, you will not see it. This, and much worse levels of apartheid brutality and depravation have been allowed to carry on in Palestine for the last 65 [...]
Pro-Palestinian activists involved in the Global March on Jerusalem (GMJ) criticized Israel on Twitter Friday after violent protests along Israel’s borders forced the deployment of tear gas and resulted in injuries—but downplayed the fact that rocks and firebombs had been thrown by protesters to instigate the clashes.
Pictures and videos from the protest—which aims to “end the Apartheid, ethnic cleansing and Judaisation policies affecting the people, land and sanctity of Jerusalem”—reveal that self-described “peaceful” protestors have been throwing [...]
Israeli leaders are struggling to contain an escalating diplomatic crisis on multiple fronts amid mounting concern that both Egypt and Turkey, the country’s two most important allies in the Muslim world, are slipping from its grasp.
Following scenes of violence and mayhem on the streets of Cairo, Israel was forced to evacuate its ambassador and almost the entire diplomatic staff from the embassy in the Egyptian [...]
(Reuters) – The Israeli navy on Tuesday seized a French yacht carrying pro-Palestinian activists intending to sail to the blockaded Gaza Strip and forced it to go to Israel’s Ashdod port, a military spokeswoman said.
There were no reports of violence as the marines boarded the “Dignite-AlKarama” yacht in the eastern Mediterranean, she said.
“I can confirm that the yacht has been boarded and that everything went [...]
The activist run boat “Audacity of Hope” is escorted by the Greek coast guard in port of Perama, near Athens, Greece, July 1, 2011.
An international aid flotilla is continuing with plans to sail to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip despite a series of setbacks.
Pro-Palestinian activists organizing the aid flotilla say they still intend to challenge Israel’s blockade on Gaza, a day after an American boat was [...]
ISTANBUL (AP) — Pro-Palestinian activists say a planned convoy of aid ships to the Gaza Strip will be twice as big as a similar flotilla that was raided a year ago by Israeli forces, leaving nine people dead on a Turkish boat.
Organizers say they hope to depart around the May 31 anniversary of the fatal raid, but say it could happen later than [...]