Thursday, October 23, 2008

Anchors Away; Man the Hatches

Just received this:-

For Immediate Release
October 21, 2008

Greta Berlin, Cyprus, 357 99 08 17 67
Angela Godfrey Goldstein, Jerusalem 972 547 366 393
Osama Qashoo, 447833381660

On October 28, 2008, the Free Gaza Movement will set sail again for Gaza....The boat will again carry 26 passengers and crew to the port of Gaza.

"We've spent the past month making sure that our boat is better and stronger, because the weather is getting more severe. Since we promised the people of Gaza we would return, we wanted to make sure we would return safely", said Derek Graham, first mate on board the boat.

Mairead Maguire, the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize winner for her work for peace in Northern Ireland and one of the passengers on board stated, "We sail to Gaza to show the people we love and care for them...

On this occasion the siege-breakers will deliver 6 cubic meters of medicine..."Many basic items such as cough syrup for children are non-existent in the territory and we are happy to make them available. Our Campaign will also dispatch a number of medical specialists to the Gaza to assist in the worsening humanitarian crisis brought on by the siege."

I was wondering, does this next announcement go together with the above?


Wednesday 22nd October 2008 - Gazan territorial waters. Gunboats of the Israeli Navy are firing on Gazan fishing boats with European observers on board.

...Human rights observers (from Italy, Britain & Greece) are accompanying the
Palestinian fishermen. An Italian observer reports at 11:08, that an Israeli gun boat has for two hours been repeatedly firing a machine gun very close to the boat that he is on. This attack began after the fishing boat reached a distance of 10 nautical miles from shore.

A Greek observer reports that at 08:30 and again at 10:30, at 8 nautical miles and 6.5 nautical miles from shore respectively, shots have been fired very close to the fishing boat that he's on, and explosives have also been detonated close to the boat...

The Italian human rights observer may be immediately contactable at sea:
Vittorio Arrigoni +972 (0)59 882 6516
ISM media office +970(0)22971824

Next, they'll be playing with plastic ducks?

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