This video from Israel is called 1 March 2010 — THOUSANDS of Israelis protest against the war on Gaza.
From the BBC today:
More than 10 people have been killed after Israeli commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army says.
From daily Haaretz in Israel:
At least 10 activists killed as Israel Navy opens fire on Gaza aid flotilla
IDF says 10 killed, 2 commandos wounded, troops attacked when trying to board ships; Turkish TV says over 60 pro-Palestinian campaigners wounded after aid convoy bound for Gaza ignored Israel’s order to turn back.
From Al Jazeera:
Israel attacks Gaza aid fleet
Al Jazeera’s report on board the Mavi Marmara before communications were cut
Israeli forces have attacked a flotilla of aid-carrying ships aiming to break the country’s siege on Gaza.
Up to 16 people were killed and dozens injured when troops stormed the Freedom Flotilla early on Monday, the Israeli Army Radio said.
The flotilla was attacked in international waters, 65km off the Gaza coast.
Footage from the flotilla’s lead vessel, the Mavi Marmara, showed armed Israeli soldiers boarding the ship and helicopters flying overhead.
Al Jazeera’s Jamal Elshayyal, on board the Mavi Marmara, said Israeli troops had used live ammunition during the operation.
This bloody military violence was against unarmed ships in international waters.
The Israeli peace movement said, before the people died on board:
LET THE AID BOATS THROUGH TO GAZA! END THE SIEGE!
The State of Israel has no interest in flooding television screens all over the world with footage of its navy violently assaulting against peace activists at sea. It is time to remove the suffocating siege and allow residents of Gaza to have free contact with the outside world, freely operate sea and air ports of their own like any country in the world.
The Gush Shalom movement calls upon the government to allow the eight-boat aid flotilla from all over the world to reach the shores of Gaza, where they are scheduled to arrive next week, and unload the humanitarian cargo which is urgently needed by the residents of Gaza. In a letter to Defense Minister Barak, Gush Shalom calls upon him to cancel immediately the instructions given to Israeli Navy ships off the Gaza shore to intercept the aid flotilla.
From the Jerusalem Post in Israel:
Israeli NGO Gush Shalom has planned a protest Monday morning to demonstrate in support of the “Free Gaza” convoy, according to an email circulated by the group.
The demonstrators intend to converge outside the center in Ashdod where the detained international aid activists are supposed to be held.
Shock and outrage swept the globe Monday after Israeli commandos stormed a flotilla of aid ships bound for Gaza, as the Jewish state’s foes and allies closed ranks in condemning the deadly raid: here.
Did Twitter censor the #flotilla hashtag following the Israel attack? Users of the microblogging service complain at apparent censorship as discussion grows around deaths on convoy: here.
An Israeli blogger’s criticism of the attack: here.
Haaretz analysis: The government failed the test of results: here.
It has emerged that the bestselling Swedish author Henning Mankell was on board a convoy of Gaza-bound aid boats stormed by Israeli forces today, resulting in the deaths of at least 10 activists and injuries to dozens of others. With the ships out of communication since the attack early this morning, it is not yet known whether he is among the injured: here.
Is the state of Israel its own worst enemy? Here.
Exodus in 1947 and the flotilla today: here.