Updated – Israel Kills Nine Human Rights Activists on Route to Gaza, World Outrage Spreads

Israeli soldiers attack a Turkish humanitarian boat

Israeli soldiers attack a Turkish humanitarian ship, the Mavi Marmara -

Massacre at Sea –  ABC News Report: White House ‘Working to Understand’ Israeli Attack; scheduled meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled.

For continuing updates, see Witness Gaza and Al Jazeera.

Turkey, Spain, Greece, Denmark and Sweden have all summoned the Israeli ambassador’s in their respective countries to protest against the deadly assault.

As news Sunday reached the world that “participants in the international flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip held a memorial service at sea to commemorate the 34 Americans killed and 174 injured in Israel’s 1967 attack on the U.S.S. Liberty,” the Israeli navy hours later this morning attacked the six-ship convey, killing at least 16 unarmed people in international waters and injuring 30 as Americans celebrated Memorial Day weekend honoring fallen American troops and Marines.

Israeli troops reportedly killed several people as they lay asleep aboard the Turkish-registered Mavi Marmara, according to eye witensses.

Journalist Scott Lucas reports:

The Turkish Government has condemned the Israeli attack. A crowd of demonstrators have surrounded the house of the Israeli Ambassador and asked him to leave the country.

The ship attacked this morning, the Mavi Marmara, is Turkish-registered.

Turks rally against Israeli attack

Turks rally against Israeli attack

Gaza has been under an Israeli-led blockade since 2006. Amnesty International, in its latest Annual Human Rights Report (May 26, 2010) stated that Israel’s siege on Gaza has “deepened the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Mass unemployment, extreme poverty, food insecurity and food price rises caused by shortages have left four out of five Gazans dependent on humanitarian aid. The scope of the blockade and statements made by Israeli officials about its purpose showed that it was being imposed as a form of collective punishment of Gazans, a flagrant violation of international law.”

Protests are being called for across the country and the world as shock and outrage at what is being blasted a rogue state spreads. In New York, according to several sources, a protest has been called for 3 PM Eastern today in Times Square. –

Greta Berlin, an organizer with the Free Gaza Movement, informed  Al Jazeera English that their lawyer in Israel has told them that 16 people have been killed as a result of the Israeli attack on the “Freedom Flotilla” aiming to break the Gaza blockade.

A pro-Palestinian, human rights activist was evacuated to a hospital in the northern city of Haifa on Monday

Gideon Levy of Haaretz, writes, “The Israeli propaganda machine has reached new highs its hopeless frenzy,” as Israel now claims the unarmed human rights activists shot at raiding Israeli commandos, a charge ridiculed by WitnessGaza.

Lubna Marsawa, Free Gaza’s organizer on the Turkish passenger boat said in outrage, “Very few times in history has a flotilla delivering humanitarian goods been welcomed by military war ships.”

There has been no immediate comment from the White House or U.S. Dept of State.

Crowd gathers for Launch of Peace Flotilla to Gaza (May 2010)

Crowd gathers for Launch of Peace Flotilla to Gaza (May 2010)

The freedom fleet is the “largest aid convoy ever – nine vessels, 10,000 tons of humanitarian cargo, 800 people from 50 countries, to attempt to break the illegal Israeli siege o.f Gaza

The Israeli Navy has reportedly attacked the Turkish boat that is part of the “Freedom Flotilla” loaded with humanitarian aid and 600 Palestine solidarity activists. The flotilla was heading towards Gaza in an attempt to break Israel’s blockade.

A “tweet” from the Free Gaza movement, one of the organizations that headed the flotilla, reports, “At about 4:30 am, Israeli commandos dropped from helicopter onto deck of Turkish ship, immediately opened fire on unarmed civilians.”

According to Turkish television, at least two people have been killed and dozens, perhaps up to 50, have been injured. Those injured may include European parliamentarians who were traveling with the boat.

(These are reports that are coming from Twitter, so keep that in mind, but the English version of Al Jazeera has an article up titled “Israel ‘attacks’ Gaza aid fleet.” See here for live reports on Twitter from the topic #flotilla).

Protests are being called for across the country and the world. In New York, according to several sources, a protest has been called for 3 PM tomorrow in Times Square.

The six boats were reportedly in international waters at the time of the Israeli attack.

For a live stream of what appears to be Turkish news television broadcasting reports and images from the Turkish boat, click here.

Turkey has also reportedly summoned Israel’s ambassador based in Ankara, the Turkish capital, according to Electronic Intifada co-founder Ali Abunimah. Iara Lee, who is on one of the boats, is reporting that thousands of people in Turkey are protesting outside the Israeli consulate, and there are also reports of thousands of people in Turkey storming the consulate.

From the New York Times:


JERUSALEM — The Israeli Navy attacked a flotilla carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists and thousands of tons of supplies for Gaza on Monday morning, news agencies reported, killing at least 10 people and wounding at least 30.

The warships first intercepted the aid flotilla shortly before midnight on Sunday, surprising the boats in international waters, according to activists on one vessel. Israel had vowed not to let the flotilla reach the shores of Gaza, where the Islamic militant group Hamas holds sway.

Named the Freedom Flotilla, and led by the pro-Palestinian Free Gaza Movement and a Turkish organization, Insani Yardim Vakfi, the convoy of six cargo and passenger boats is the most ambitious attempt yet to break Israel’s three-year blockade of Gaza.

“Two people have been killed on board the Turkish boat and 30 or more were wounded,” said Mary Hughes Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Free Gaza Movement, speaking to the Reuters news agency. She said Israeli commandos had apparently “descended on the boat from helicopters and took it over.”

An Israeli television station reported the 10 deaths, according to Reuters, an account that was confirmed on Israeli Army Radio, according to Bloomberg News.

Three Israeli Navy missile boats left the Haifa naval base in northern Israel a few minutes after 9 p.m. local time on Sunday, planning to intercept the flotilla. Israeli Radio reported three Israeli commandos had been lightly injured.

After asking the captains of the boats to identify themselves, the navy told them they were approaching a blockaded area and asked them either to proceed to the Israeli port of Ashdod, north of Gaza, or to return to their countries of origin.

The activists responded that they would continue toward their destination, Gaza.

Speaking by satellite phone from the Challenger 1 boat, which has foreign legislators and other high-profile figures on board, a Free Gaza Movement leader, Huwaida Arraf, said: “We communicated to them clearly that we are unarmed civilians. We asked them not to use violence.”

Earlier Sunday, Ms. Arraf said the boats would keep trying to move forward “until they either disable our boats or jump on board.”

The Israeli Defense Forces said in a statement that if the flotilla members ignored warnings to stop and continued toward Gaza “they will be arrested, brought to Israel’s shores and transferred to the Ministry of Interior and the immigration authorities so they can be sent back to their country of origin.”

“The security forces will take possession of the aid expected to be on board the flotilla,” the statement said, “and following a security check of the goods, the items will be transferred into the Gaza Strip.”

In Ankara, the Turkish capital, local TV stations showed angry protesters confronting police officers outside the Israeli consulate on Monday morning.

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65 Responses to "Updated – Israel Kills Nine Human Rights Activists on Route to Gaza, World Outrage Spreads"

  1. Mary  June 2, 2010 at 5:05 am

    I apologize for coming into this conversation, I would like to say, there’s a big difference between Jews and Zionism. Their not two of the same. KimWSSsmith speaks allot of truth.

    It’s really scary when you think about it. The Zionists, who are not really Jews, not the Jews the bible talks about. The real Jews are the ones who lived there before the 1948 war in Palestine.
    They are nothing like the zionists. They stand for peace and against Zionism. The zionist jail them and torture them when they refuse to play along. They lived in peace with the Palestinians side by side. It’s only when the European Zionist who by the way adopted Judaism, came to Palestine, started blotting and planning. The do not follow the Torah, they follow something else, I don’t remember the name.

    B.A. Gilmore, That is not racist nonsense, we all need to stand up to them, or we are all next. Youtube “Rabbi protest”

  2. Mary  June 2, 2010 at 4:17 am

    White eagle soaring,

    Well said!!!

    9/11 included. so true!!

  3. Mary  June 2, 2010 at 4:11 am

    but we have the right to defend ourselves.”

    From what? May I ask?

    Ships that carry food and supplies. They had no weapons, They even used plastic forks and knives to eat with because they knew if they had real knives, the zionist would have said, they attacked us with knives.

    Get this. They even pointed a gun at a baby’s head and threatened the baby’s father who was Captain of the ship, that they would shot if they don’t give up.

    So please tell my why again, you have the right to defend yourself?

  4. Mary  June 2, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Their not the chosen people, the Jews that lived there before the 1948 war are the real Jews.

    The ones who lived side by side with the Palestinians, the ones who are fighting by their side as we speak. Who by the way are also jailed and tortured if they don’t play by the zionist rules.

    Youtube “rabbi protest” and there you will find the truth.

  5. Mary  June 2, 2010 at 3:40 am


    That video showing Palestinians celebrating was all a propaganda stunt by zionists, You know it, I know it and now the whole world knows it. The zionist are nothing but liars, manipulators and killers. They are not human, They are BARBARIC. Their not even real Jews.

  6. galia  June 1, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Israel engineered 9-11


  7. MK  June 1, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Dear Veterans Today,

    The article that this site ran for Memorial Day really struck a cord with me. It was titled something like: “If You Want to Honor Veterans–Stop Wars.” I could not agree more. Imagine what the world would be like if instead of sending men off to war, we used all that money to build good, energy-efficient housing, public gardens, roads, etc. instead of spending it on weapons that only enrich the Congress, the Senate, other people in government that have secret holdings in weapons companies and the banksters who funded them? We would live in a paradise.

    It is up to all of us to refuse to fund another war for Israel. It is up to us to DEMAND that the Gulf Leak be fixed. It is up to us to clean up our government and break the immense chain of corruption that is leading to all of these wars and the total destruction of our habitat.

    Video with speech from soldier

    Listen to this video from the kind of young man that we cannot afford to lose. The kind of young man who would be a builder of a better world. What are we doing sending people like this off to war? We should be sending the useless idiots that are starting these wars, trying to enslave all mankind to avoid having to pay for their own crimes against the rest of us.


  8. B.A. Gilmore  June 1, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    That’s the most racist nonsense I’ve ever heard. Maybe you need to do a little history of the Jews. PBS did an excellent series on how the Jews have been victimized by the Christians. You need to remember Jesus was Jewish. He celebrated Passover, Purim and other Jewish holidays. There would be no Christian bible without the Torah. And Jews have been born all over the world. They’re not just Asiatics. To condemn every Jewish person because of the militancy of Zionists is wrong. Just as wrong as to condemn all white people because of the Klu Klux Klan and the Aryan Nation. This is the 21st century. Don’t you think it’s time to stop repeating the idiocy of the past.

  9. Texas Grunt  June 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I’m not sure you should have used New Jersey as your example D.P.

  10. Texas Grunt  June 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Idiots don’t care about facts Adam.


  11. Texas Grunt  June 1, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I don’t think this is YOUR country EqualNut. Holler if you want, but remember, it is OURS. Your response shows the world that you don’t have the intellectual capacity of a potato.

    T.G. Veteran

  12. John 11Bravo  June 1, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Redk9 seems to like what Adam has to say even though it is not true. But that is how Israel survives in public opinion. Mouth pieces produce untruths repeated over and over again while those speaking the truth are branded extremists, islamo-facists and terrorists. Hey, I hate islamo-facism. I never recognized Israel (jewish facsim in the shell of luke warm Athenian democracy). But I dislike lies and injustice most of all.

  13. John 11Bravo  June 1, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Hamas “Terrorism” is the mosquitto. Israeli occupation is the swamp.

  14. John 11Bravo  June 1, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    We are all sorry for the deaths of innocents. American innocents are not worth more than others. If your oppressor exists thanks to the US, the oppressor who won’t let you get to a hospital, who prevents medicines and food from getting in so you watch your child die in your arms, who destroys your home and takes your land and water, and the US is attacked, would you not cheer too? Aren’t the Palestinians the innocent victims of someone else’s genocide? Lets not forget that the American imposed embargo on Iraq in the 1990s led to the deaths of over 500 000 children and elderly and all Madeleine Albright had to say about it is that “sometimes you have to pay a high price” for what is right. America has not even started to pay the price for its wrongs.

  15. xmax  June 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    The footage you refer to was outed as propaganda, being it is proven to be from when hamas first won the election in Palestine. Guess who calls the shots in the news. Hint, It ain’t the arabs!

  16. Equalizer  June 1, 2010 at 11:03 am


  17. Equalizer  June 1, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Edip, it’s 1.5 million people suffering in Gaza.

  18. Allan Jennings  June 1, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Now Now, why is everyone getting excited, this is just another massacre Israel is committing, just add it to the list and relax and go home.

  19. Nunya Bizness  June 1, 2010 at 7:22 am

    U.S. tax dollars at work, sad. Politicians in Washington, DC should do what is right and slit their own wrists.

  20. americano  May 31, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Looks like the paid Zionist shills gave up on this post. Heck, there are only 12,000 of them out there to troll around.

  21. americano  May 31, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    My best guess is that Israeli intelligence had spies on board the Turkish ship and had identified persons ahead of time for assassination. They most likely even had the cabin numbers where the targets were sleeping. It’s just a logical strategy.

  22. Redk9  May 31, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Racist Tard. You must be one from the Party of Grow (Government)…celebrating Diversity, Tolerance and Inclusion. The Angry Libs, plant a tree and watch it grow. Frauds and Posers.

  23. americano  May 31, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    The Zionists launched this attack because they know that it will be overshadowed very soon by their planned attack on Iran. This is a very bad omen because it means that they are also planning to launch another false flag attack on the U.S. this summer – in order to insure support from the duped Americans. Warning – Stay out of all U.S. cities.

  24. white eagle soaring  May 31, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Israel’s blockade of Gaza is illegal.

    Israel’s occupation of Gaza is a crime against humanity.

    Israel’s attack on Gaza has been condemned by the UN.

    Israel has been urged to permit inspection of their nuclear plant at Dimona.

    Israel has stationed nuclear armed submarines off the coast of Iran.

    At attack in international waters was admitted by the State of Israel. This is a violation of the UN Charter regarding Oceans, #87, 88, and 89. Israel has been and continues to be an outlaw state. Norman Finkelstein calls them a lunatic state and dangerous to the world because of their nuclear weapons and a readiness to use them. Significantly, the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in 1967 that killed 34 American sailors occurred near the attack on the FreeGaza Flotilla.

    Israel has a long history of attacks on America…. 9/11 included.

    Israel know NO BOUNDS because their constitution intentionally does not describe their boundaries. Their boundaries are what they claim at the moment. There can be no peace because they still don’t have total control of the whole world…not that they aren’t trying.

  25. Redk9  May 31, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Good stuff, Adam…

  26. Redk9  May 31, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Those poor innocent Palestinians, the ones who openly danced and celebrated in the street when the Twin Towers fell– when unwitting fellow Americans were leaping to their deaths instead of being incinerated alive — those Palestinians?

  27. Cassandra  May 31, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    The terminal stupidity of zio-hubris is without precedent. If the Zio ubermenschen were so sure of their concept of “right makes might” why did the Israeli SS descend onto the ship with masks covering their faces? If they’re so right why did they not engage in the many steps that usually precede attacking a ship directly? If they’re so right – why did they shoot people in their sleep? They have already shown themselves to be a cowardly army. When faced with armed determined opponents following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, it was truly sad to watch the Israeli army trucks scurrying back, leaving behind their own soldiers behind, desperately running for the border.

    I hope that this incident will force the German government to cancel the recent agreement to deliver to Israel 2 free submarines capable of carrying nuclear warheads. Israel is the most dangerous and callous state on the planet and cannot be trusted with anything. Israel’s 62 years of lies, duplicity and illusions of being the overlords of the planet can only spell tragedy.

    Israel knows that it is wrong. Why else would it unleash a fifth column in the US:

  28. Rock  May 31, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Yes, you’re right. PIRATES, not boarders.

  29. Equalizer  May 31, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Rock, on the high seas they’re called pirates not “boarders”.

  30. Rachel  May 31, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Emily, the American art student who lost an eye in the massacre, has a blog:

    Leave her a message. She shall know she is not alone.

  31. Rachel  May 31, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Hasbara terrorist.

  32. Joshua  May 31, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    And who said this ?……..And what does it remind you of ?!

    “Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion–when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing–when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors–when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that is does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot.
    “Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men’s protection and the base of a moral existence. Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper. This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary setter of values. Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced. Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it. Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it bounces, marked, ‘Account overdrawn.’

  33. Joshua  May 31, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Adam it looks like nobody believes you !
    Israel’s History….
    Walk into Palestine with rifles and a book that says we were here 2000 years ago. You tell the Palestinians to F Off and then proceed to massacre a few and bulldoze their houses and olive groves.
    You had NO LEGAL TITLE to their land, yet you constantly claim legality.
    Your blockade is illegal and you and your ilk are usurpers, murderers and parasites.
    Palestinians have every right to defend themselves against YOU.

  34. Rock  May 31, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Even if the passengers of the boats under attack managed to snatch pistols from the israeli ‘commandos’, they were well within their rights to defend their vessel from boarders.

    The fact that the pistols were israeli shows that outside of sticks, tools an a few knives the vessel was unarmed.

    israelis only shoot at unarmed people in their sleep.

    Remember the USS Liberty, the cowardly israelis who attacked her and the traitors that called back the rescue aircraft.


  35. Rock  May 31, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Even if the passengers of the boats under attack managed to snatch pistols from the israeli ‘commandos’, they were well within their rights to defend their vessel from boarders.
    The fact that the pistols were israeli shows that outside of sticks, tools an a few knives the vessel was unarmed.

    Remember the USS Liberty, the cowardly israelis who attacked her and the traitors that called back the rescue aircraft.


  36. Equalizer  May 31, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Johnny, how right you are.

  37. Equalizer  May 31, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    william, boycotting elections is not the answer. WE NEED LEADERS, AMERICA-FIRST LEADERS.

  38. Equalizer  May 31, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    According to an internet article on msnbc.com “Israel flotilla action brings critism, anger”; “…Turkey, Israel’s longtime Muslim ally, which unofficially supported the mission…accused Israel of ‘state terrorism'”.


    How many more “bridges” will Israel “burn” before the global community sanctions the “war criminals”? Or, will this FINALLY be “the shot heard ’round the world”?

  39. Equalizer  May 31, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    ps. head back to mongol-land, Adam…GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY!!!

  40. KimWSSmith  May 31, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    The terrorist state of NAZI ISRAEL must be destroyed.

    Their actions show that we should be suspicious of all jews. Their vile culture is of mindless violence and a narcissist “victim status” that they use to “justify” GENOCIDE, child murders for organ procurement, human trafficking, international terrorism, TREASON, and theft by fraud, deception and blackmail.

    The actions of this fascist junta make them worthy of TOTAL ANNIHILATION, or at least the sterilization of all NAZI ZIONIST INBREEDS and relocation to a place they can not ever escape from.

    Benjamin Franklin was correct in his evaluation about this sub class:

    “I fully agree with General Washington, that we must protect this young nation from an insidious influence and impenetration. The menace, gentlemen, is the Jews. In whatever country Jews have settled in any great number, they have lowered its moral tone; depreciated its commercial integrity; have segregated themselves and have not been assimilated; have sneered at and tried to undermine the Christian religion upon which that nation is founded, by objecting to its restrictions; have built up a state within the state; and when opposed have tried to strangle that country to death financially, as in the case of Spain and Portugal. For over 1,700 years, the Jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it to them in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for not returning. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires do not live on vampires. They cannot live only among themselves. They must subsist on Christians and other people not of their race. If you do not exclude them from these United States, in their Constitution, in less than 200 years they will have swarmed here in such great numbers that they will dominate and devour the land and change our form of government, for which we Americans have shed our blood, given our lives our substance and jeopardized our liberty. If you do not exclude them, in less than 200 years our descendants will be working in the fields to furnish them substance, while they will be in the counting houses rubbing their hands. I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude Jews for all time, your children will curse you in your graves. Jews, gentlemen, are Asiatics, let them be born where they will nor how many generations they are away from Asia, they will never be otherwise. Their ideas do not conform to an American’s, and will not even thou they live among us ten generations. A leopard cannot change its spots. Jews are Asiatics, are a menace to this country if permitted entrance, and should be excluded by this Constitutional Convention.” — Ben Franklin

    I fully agree with Ben Franklin. They are untrustworthy and have no place in our society. They must be bombed into total destruction and their nuclear arsenal neutralized, so it can never fall into any other NAZI HANDS.



  41. Equalizer  May 31, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Adam, mongols behaving like mongols…what a surprise.

  42. Equalizer  May 31, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Adam, the mongols acted like mongols. Head back to mongol-land, Adam. GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY!!!

  43. D. Porter  May 31, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Let’s see haw that Marxist NWO puppet in the White House reacts to this outrage.

    For the life of me I can’t understand why the U.S. kowtows to that chicken shit little cesspool bloated with religious supremacists. There’s nothing in that little cesspool half the size of New Jersey of any worth. It’s a state of leeches.

  44. Dube  May 31, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Also from the full NYT article:

    A military statement said two activists were later found with pistols they had taken from Israeli commandos. The activists, the military said, had apparently opened fire “as evident by the empty pistol magazines.”

    It’s hard to top that statement. Let it refute itself.

  45. Fred54  May 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for the clarification Adam. I suggest you cash your
    Mossad cheque while it’s still good.

  46. Big Red  May 31, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Rehmat is right,but definitely do’nt look for the U.S. to honor their NATO treaty obligations. This subject of an attack on a NATO nation is starting to go viral on the internet.
    Ukraine has decided not to join NATO and is doing long term leases for Russian naval bases on the Black Sea. Turkey could demand NATO participation in Gaza convoy escort duty and if they do’nt get NATO backing they could just quit!

  47. Big Red  May 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Looks like the zionazi paid Israhelli shill,trolls are out of their slimy holes peddling their B.S.

  48. Michael Leon  May 31, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Defend themselves against white flags and relief supplies.

    Easy for me to say, but this outrage may be the moral Katrina momment for Israel.

    Not spinning and lying will work to cover this up.

  49. Johnny Punish  May 31, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Since U.S. Taxpayers foot the bill for this massacre, we should ALL be indicted for Crimes against Humanity!

  50. Michael Leon  May 31, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    This is the mind of the militarist–kill people while they are sleeping and then speak of “cool heads.”

    I guess we should not be surprised that Israel committed this mass murder, par for the course of this despicable state.

    Perhaps Israel didn’t appreciate the Memorial for the dead and wounded of the USS Liberty held yesterday by the flotilla.

  51. Michael Leon  May 31, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Turkey is NATO.

    You make an excellent point.

  52. Michael Leon  May 31, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Mr. Neira,

    Cool heads?

    This is a slaughter, a bloody murder of people waving white flags or sleeping– sufficent provocation for Israel.

    Israel has long ago gone off the deep end.

  53. Lese Majeste  May 31, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Next up, a massive false-flag set off by Israel to divert attention from the people they machine-gunned in their sleep.

    If Iran had done something like this, B2 bombers loaded with nukes would be heading to Tehran.

  54. Gary Walker  May 31, 2010 at 10:14 am

    International waters or not, the blockade of Gaza is an international crime, an act of war, collective punishment. Who do the Israelis think they are, Americans! John Hagee must be thrilled.

    Viva Palestina,

  55. william f mcdonagh 3  May 31, 2010 at 10:04 am

    america is to blame for this latest war crime,dont vote for zionist scum boycott your fixed elections

  56. hareli  May 31, 2010 at 9:28 am

    “Avital Leibovich, an Israeli military spokeswoman, confirmed that the attack took place in international waters, saying: “This happened in waters outside of Israeli territory, but we have the right to defend ourselves.”

  57. hareli  May 31, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Total BS.

    Israel delivers 4 kg/week of food per person to Gaza.

    “Did you know this happened only 17 kms offshore ?” WRONG AGAIN. Happened in international waters 75 miles from shore.

    This entire post by Adam Neira is a hasbara lie.

    Pulse Media has the first video in English and Turkish.

    Israel is now claiming their soldiers were carrying paintball guns. You can hear the shots half way through and those guns at the end of the clip are not paintball guns.

  58. Rehmat  May 31, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Three of the vessel are flying Turkish flag, which is member of NATO. According to NATO’s doctrine an attack on any of NATO member is to be considered an attack on all the NATO members countries. So why Zionist Obama and Jewish Cameronand Sarkozy have put duct-tape on their mouths?

    Freedom Flotilla under Israeli threats

  59. Ross  May 31, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Watch the double standards being inforced.We will tolerate the likes of Adam Neira and his lies,but try and get on a zionist friendly site to put an alternate point of view.I’ve just been banned from one called skepticlawyer for saying it may not have been North Korea who sunk that South Korean Navel ship.
    I must say that the Zionists learnt a lot from the Nazis.The Zionists betray their own people.

  60. Eric  May 31, 2010 at 8:19 am

    “Cool heads” must prevail? Killing activists on a ship carrying humanitarian aid is not an action that brings to mind images of ‘cool-headed’ people.

    You sound like every other brainwashed Israel supporter I’ve ever encountered. The responses are always the same, just adjusted to fit the situation. Of course we’re all liars and Israel is just the poor victim of prejudice, right?

  61. Faiz  May 31, 2010 at 8:10 am

    You zionist terrorist, you have the guts to come and bs like this today after the terrorist act committed by state of Israel?? killing people in their sleep, how shameful and cowardly is that?? This is crime against the entire human race committed by Zionist the so called “CHOSEN PEOPLE”….

  62. Ross  May 31, 2010 at 7:50 am

    I think that this is Israel pushing for war.They are now cornered,time is running out for them and their only saviour is the USA.The USA has the military power to potentially conquer the planet.There are a lot of neo-cons who came along for the easy ride.Now the ride has turned into a nightmare.Israel is now taking us all to the brink.Many now realise that they are barking mad,but still live in some vain hope that all will be well.

    Israel will now create economic turmoil by increasing interest rates via their banking influence and create conflicts so that Obama will be forced to bring in martial law.Obama himself may be their solution.

    It is time all the intelligence agencies in the West ,revealled the truth to our elected representives.We are all running out of time.

  63. ALI  May 31, 2010 at 7:25 am






  64. Adam Neira  May 31, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Looks like the so-called peace flotilla was nothing of the sort. The intention of various organisers and participants was to turn this into a military operation. The goods to be delivered were a distraction and decoy. Cool heads must prevail . I hope and trust that the Israeli leaders and their counterparts in neighbouring countries make the right decisions in the coming hours and days. Hamas should not be calling for an uprising in this current climate. If they want things to spiral out of control they will come off second best.

    P.S. For all the anti-Israel people out there, did you know that Israel has been delivering fifteen thousand tonnes of goods every week into Gaza for more than a year now ? Did you know that pistols and knives were at the ready for the boarding party ? Did you know this happened only 17 kms offshore ? Did you also know that recently the daughter of a leading Hamas leader was rushed to Jordan with the help of Israeli physicians ? Did you know that Egypt is building a border wall with the Gaza Strip ? Did you know that the shops in Gaza are overflowing with goods ? Did you know that rockets continue to be fired on the south of Israel from Gaza ?

  65. Edip Yuksel  May 31, 2010 at 2:58 am

    The Israeli Hubris. The fascist regime has sealed its doom by attacking and massacring human rights activists in international water. I think that the world will no longer watch the suffering of a half a million people in Gaza are suffering under the gestapo blockade in concentration camps.

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