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Israel Attacks Aid Convoy

This morning, Israel armed forces attacked the unarmed humanitarian convoy at sea, the flotilla consisting of 6 peaceful ships, in route to deliver food aid and emergency supplies to Gaza.

More than 16 civilians of different nationalities were killed by the Israeli attack on the peaceful convoy. This is yet another Crime Against Humanity by Israel.

On the UN front, the UN Security Council was scheduled to meet today to discuss this massacre. The UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, said “I condemn this violence”. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms.  Navi Pillay, said “nothing can justify the appalling outcome of this operation”. The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, Mr. Richard Falk, said “Israel is guilty of shocking behavior by using deadly weapons against unarmed civilians on ships that were situated in the high seas where freedom of navigation exists, according to the law of the seas”.

Let us hope that the UN Security Council will be able, this time, to take prompt, decisive and effective measures against Israel.


M. Alaadin A. Morsy

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    M. Alaadin A. Morsy

    An Irish aid ship named Rachel Corrie is on its way to Gaza to deliver 1,200 tons of aid including medical supplies, wheelchairs and concrete. The ship is expected to arrive on Saturday, 5 June 2010. There are 11 activists on board, all are unarmed civilian and the ship does not carry any weapons. Among the 11 activists on board are the Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Maguire and the former head of the UN Oil-for-Food program in Iraq, Denis Halliday.

    The ship Rachel Corrie, was named after an American college student crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer while protesting house demolitions in Gaza.

    Israel vowed to stop this ship as it did only 4 days ago when Israeli Commandos raided another aid convoy flotilla in international waters and killed 16 unarmed civilian activists.

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      M. Alaadin A. Morsy

      The Rachel Corrie ship was boarded and seized by Israeli troops today. The unarmed ship was prevented from reaching Gaza to deliver emergency aid.

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    Amr Adel

    On one hand I’m an Egyptian citizen who condemns the Israeli crime which was done on Monday 30.5.2010 against the international campaign to lift the siege of Gaza, on the other hand I’m holding Israel responsible for the safety of the four Egyptians who have been arrested today for no reason…

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