ISRAEL TRIES TO KILL RACHEL CORRIE AGAIN

No, not the brave wonderful person killed by Israel 8 years ago, but a Humanitarian Aid Ship bearing her name headed to Gaza. Exactly a year after the deadly attack on a Turkish Flotilla which resulted in 9 murders, Israel is doing it again …. as the world looks on and says nothing….. again.
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BREAKING NEWS: Israel Attacks Humanitarian Ship to Gaza in International Waters

by Michel Chossudovsky

 

Global Research has been in contact with the Spirit of Rachel Corrie, a Malaysian ship carrying a humanitarian aid cargo to Gaza, which has been attacked in international waters by Israel.

The vessel left the Port of Piraeus, Greece on Wednesday, May 11 carrying 7.5 kilometers of UPVC (plastic) sewage pipes to help restore the devastated sewerage system in Gaza. The humanitarian initiative is sponsored by Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) and participating in this mission includes anti-war activists and journalists, consisting of 7 Malaysians, 2 Irish, 2 Indians and 1 Canadian.

The Spirit of Rachel Corrie is an initiative of  The Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) chaired by Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamed. The Center for Research on Globalization (CRG) (Global Research) is also participating in this mission.

At 10.54 pm Eastern Time (EDT), the Spirit of Rachel Corrie was intercepted by an Israeli ship and a Egyptian ship in international waters.

10:54pm EDT, Gaza 5:54am: We have been intercepted by Israeli ship and Egyptian ship. We are disobeying the orders and sailing ahead to Gaza.

10:57pm EDT, Gaza 5:57am: One Israeli warship coming to us very fast! We are in international waters, therefore they have no right to attack us. We are still sailing ahead.

10:59pm EDT, Gaza 5:59am: They are opening fire across our ship! We are still sailing ahead.

11:09pm EDT, Gaza 6:09am: They are shooting all over the place. We can’t continue …

11:35pm EDT, Gaza 6:35am: They circled our ship twice and fired across our ship. Machine guns. No one was injured. One of the fishing nets caught the propeller, so we can’t move now.

11:37pm EDT, Gaza 6:37am: The Israeli ship was coming from one end and the Egyptian ship was coming from another end. Firing. We are just stalled now. Everybody is okay. No one is injured.

In a subsequent communication from the boat, it would appear that Israel sought the active collaboration of Egypt in the interception of the humanitarian mission to Gaza, involving prior coordination between the Israelis and the Egyptian navy.

We will be informing our readers as events unfold.

UPDATE

AFP REPORT

The first press reports state that

Israeli naval forces fired warning shots at a Malaysian ship carrying aid to Gaza as it approached the shore, forcing it to withdraw to Egyptian waters, the vessel’s Malaysian organiser told AFP.”

“The MV Finch, carrying sewage pipes to Gaza, had warning shots fired at it by Israeli forces in the Palestinian security zone this morning at 0654 Jordan time (0354 GMT),” said Shamsul Azhar from the Perdana Global Peace Foundation.

Israeli naval forces fired warning shots at a Malaysian ship carrying aid to Gaza as it approached the shore, forcing it to withdraw to Egyptian waters, the vessel’s Malaysian organiser told AFP.

“The MV Finch, carrying sewage pipes to Gaza, had warning shots fired at it by Israeli forces in the Palestinian security zone this morning at 0654 Jordan time (0354 GMT),” said Shamsul Azhar from the Perdana Global Peace Foundation.

“Currently the ship has been forced to anchor in Egyptian waters, 30 nautical miles from Gaza,” he told AFP.” [emphasis added]

The information we have received from the ship is that 1. these were not “warning shots” as conveyed in the press reports.

The ship was in international waters when it was attacked by Israel in violation of international law.

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10 Comments

  1. AKAZIP said,

    May 16, 2011 at 18:46

    Well, what else do you expect from the Zionist killers?

  2. May 16, 2011 at 20:32

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  3. WTH said,

    May 16, 2011 at 21:39

    Stop all aid to Israel, NOW!

  4. Jeffrey Linden said,

    May 17, 2011 at 02:00

    Where is the international press on this? Especially here in America? Why is the Egyptian navy involved/coordinating with the Israelis? What is the U.N. saying about this latest breach of international law?
    BREAK THIS SEIGE!

  5. bob 4 said,

    May 17, 2011 at 02:57

    what you sow you will reap Israel=death Gods laws say they will remain for a while. Don’t give up the Anglo & us world power are at there end just a while longer. greed will rot them from the in side just watch.

  6. Dan the Man said,

    May 17, 2011 at 04:43

    As always, thank you for your accurate reporting.
    Israeli Zionists are binging on power perceived but not earned. It’s only a matter of time now.

  7. May 17, 2011 at 06:49

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  8. May 18, 2011 at 14:39

    To figure out why there is no world response, all you have to do is observe who owns the media.

  9. May 22, 2011 at 01:53

    http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24892

    BREAKING UPDATE: Going foward Member of Global Research is on Board as well: some of this in prior update, further down NEW INFO, requesting be shared on FACEBOOK for SUPPORT EVERYWHERE, to Push Egypt to Let Open to Gaza, there by they get through and so does the rest of the Flotilla II in June, pls forward and on twitter thanks


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