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Scandinavian ship sails to challenge Gaza blockade | AlertNet

OSLO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Scandinavian activist groups are launching an aid ship destined for Gaza on Tuesday, hoping to challenge the Israeli blockade and draw international attention to the conflict in a move reminiscent of the 2010 “Freedom Flotilla”, organisers said. “We have the same goal as the previous flotillas, to put an end to the blockade of Gaza ...

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The Seizure of the Gaza Boats: Freedom Waves Will Continue | Counterpunch

Another mission accomplished, or so it seems. Israeli navy ships have managed to thwart yet another civil society ‘provocation’ (as described by a spokesman for the Israel Embassy in Dublin, Irish Times, November 4). Thus the 27 activists from nine countries aboard two boats were rounded up and hauled, along with their ‘provocative’ medical supplies, to the Israeli port of ...

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Journalists held as Israeli navy boards Gaza peace flotilla | guardian.co.uk

A Scottish TV reporter was among a group of journalists arrested earlier today when Israeli soldiers boarded two ships sailing toward Gaza. Hassan Ghani who works for Iran’s Press TV, was detained along with Lina Attallah, managing editor of the Egyptian independent daily Al-Masry al-Youm’s English edition and Jihan Hafiz, correspondent for the US-based broadcasting outlet Democracy Now! For more ...

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Freedom Waves Campaigners Abused and Imprisoned: Anonymous Hacker Strikes Back | Counterpunch

In the immediate aftermath of the illegal capture of the Freedom Waves flotillas, Israel’s public image has been tarnished, as reports of violence at sea surface to counteract its claims of a peaceful takeover, and as human rights cyber-resistance group Anonymous retaliates by shutting down Israeli government web sites. As Israeli naval soldiers boarded the Tahrir and Saoirse Friday afternoon, ...

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Human Rights Group Condemns Israel’s Seizure of Flotilla to Gaza | Center for Constitutional Rights

Nov. 4, 2011, New York, NY – Friday, amidst reports that the Israeli navy has intercepted the Freedom Waves Flotilla in international waters and boarded two boats attempting to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement, condemning Israel’s actions: “The Center for Constitutional Rights condemns Israel’s use of military force to yet ...

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