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    Israel Murders Human Rights Workers Delivering Humanitarian Aid

    Israel Murders Human Rights Workers Delivering Humanitarian Aid |

    On Sunday, Israel murdered human rights workers who were attempting to deliver 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, because Gaza has been virtually cut off from the outside world by Israel. At least 19 people were reportedly killed and dozens injured when Israeli troops boarded the 6-ship Freedom Flotilla convoy in international waters and immediately fired live ammunition at the people on board the ships.

    The convoy was comprised of 700 people from 50 nationalities and included a Nobel laureate, members of parliament from Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Turkey and Malaysia, as well as Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset and a Holocaust survivor.

    Israel’s armed attack on these human rights workers constitutes a clear breach of international law. The human rights workers should be released immediately, medical treatment should be provided for the wounded, and all humanitarian aid materials should be immediately transferred to Gaza.

    Human rights organizations and bar associations, including the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, the National Lawyers Guild, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, MADRE, the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy, World Human Rights, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, and the governments of Britain, France, Germany and Turkey have condemned the Israeli assault. The U.S. government, has not yet spoken out in opposition to the assault by Israel, the largest recipient of U.S. aid since World War II.

    There should be an international investigation of crimes committed during and after Israel’s armed attack on the Freedom Flotilla and prosecution of all Israeli officials and soldiers responsible.

    Israel must end its illegal blockade of Gaza, which constitutes unlawful aggression under General Assembly Resolution 3314 (1974). When the Security Council convenes, it should order Israel to cease its acts of aggression.
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    "Mad" Miles

    Re: Israel Murders Human Rights Workers Delivering Humanitarian Aid

    There was an Emergency Protest today from noon to 2:00 at the Israeli Consulate in SF.

    There is another called for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 1, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Some good websites:

    Protest Particulars:

    San Francisco, CA: Protest Israeli Attacks on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
    Tuesday, June 1, 2:00pm - 4:00pm


    Israeli Consulate
    456 Montgomery St.
    San Francisco


    Flotilla Emergency Response: San Francisco
    Emergency Protest at 2:00 p.m..
    Israeli Consulate. Please be there! Bring your own sign!
    Israeli Consulate 456 Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA 94104

    Six ships with the Free Gaza Flotilla en route to Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid were attacked by IDF commandos, killing at least 10 (the latest number is 19) people and injuring 50. The Flotilla carried 700 passengers from 50 different countries along with reconstruction, medical and school supplies. Protests are planned in Istanbul, New York, Cairo, Toronto, Belfast, Houston, Chicago and Dublin.

    For more info: GFM: Solidarity Actions


    Email: [email protected]
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