Search Results for : mavi marmara

03 Sep
1:24

ICC Prosecutor to Reconsider Decision on Mavi Marmara

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided, on Monday, that the ICC prosecutor must reconsider a decision to start an investigation, or not, on the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident. “[The] Appeals Chamber nevertheless maintained that ‘ultimate decision’ as to whether or not to initiate an investigation is […]

20 May
11:02

Arab World Remembers Mavi Marmara Attack

Monday marked the 4th anniversary of the Israeli massacre, in international waters, on board the Turkish vessel Mavi Marmara. In commemoration, dozens of Palestinians and Arab activists staged a march of boats. Members of Miles of Smiles and Lifeline convoys, which accessed the Strip on Sunday evening, participated in the […]

27 Dec
6:38

Mavi Marmara Returns To Istanbul

December 27, 2010 6:38 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Dozens of thousands of Turkish and international activists welcomed on Sunday the Mavi Marmara ship at the Istanbul Port seven months after the deadly Israeli attack in international waters that left nine Turkish activists dead.The ship, part of the Freedom Flotilla that was heading to Gaza filled with medical and […]

06 Oct
11:03

Families Of Marmara Victims File Lawsuit Against Israel

October 6, 2012 11:03 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

The Turkish Hurriyet Daily reported that 33 family members of Turkish citizens who were shot and killed by the Israeli army when Israel attacked the Mavi Marmara solidarity ship that was heading to Gaza in 2010, filed on October 5 a lawsuit against Israel demanding compensation.The families of Furqan Dogan, […]

16 Dec
8:47

In A Letter Send To Turkish PM; Likud MK Says Israel Should Have Killed All Marmara Passengers

December 16, 2010 8:47 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported Wednesday that Israeli Member of Knesset of the Likud Party, Dani Dannon, sent a sarcastic letter to Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, telling him that Israeli soldiers should have killed all of the passengers of the Marmara Ship that was heading to Gaza to deliver humanitarian […]

18 Jul
3:33

From the Freedom Flotilla, Former Israeli Air Force Pilot Calls for a Boycott of Israel

Yonatan Shapira says Israel’s ‘democracy’ is, in fact, an apartheid state led by fascist Jewish supremacists. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from the port of Naples, Italy. We are seated in front of the ships of the Gaza flotilla, the […]

03 Jun
9:33

Swedish Freedom Flotilla: ‘The people of Gaza need us to act.’

On Tuesday, 15 May, three Swedish boats met in the Danish Straits near Copenhagen, to start a voyage that would take them across channels and seas all the way to the Mediterranean and the coast of Palestine. This was a flotilla with a mission to defy Israel’s illegal siege on the Gaza […]

31 May
8:05

Israeli Military Prevents Palestinian Attempt to Break Gaza’s Naval Blockade

Palestinians in Gaza mounted a flotilla of small ships to take 17 injured to Cyprus, for medical treatment, but Israel’s navy halted the expedition. Meanwhile, Israel also launched massive strikes on Hamas positions, in retaliation for mortar fire from Gaza. Noor Harazeen reports from Gaza. Story Transcript & Video NOOR […]

28 May
10:03

Freedom Flotilla to Depart Gaza as Another Sets Sail from Copenhagen

The National Higher Committee for the Great Return March (NHCGRM) announced, yesterday, that a flotilla of ships is going to depart the Gaza Strip, in breaking the siege imposed by Israeli occupation forces for over eleven years, which led to a dire and unlivable situation in the coastal enclave. In a press conference […]

22 May
8:49

Freedom Flotilla Sets Sail for Gaza after The Great March of Return

Activists Yudit Ilany and Heather Milton-Lightening explain why Israel’s blockade of Gaza must end. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada. The Gaza Strip is home to approximately two million Palestinians, one half of whom are children. In 2007, […]

20 Nov
3:44

Turkey Seeks Stronger Ties With Israel

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, stated that his country is seeking stronger tries with Israel in order to boost and strengthen the Turkish-Israeli cooperation and coordination in various fields. The statements of the Turkish official came during a meeting with Omer Barlev, a member of the Likud Party of Prime […]

20 Oct
6:41

A Change of Course: Women’s Boat to Gaza Activists Speak Out, Following their Release from Israeli Custody

After sailing for several days, the adventure of 13 pro-Palestinian women ended abruptly, when Israeli commandos illegally boarded the Zaytouna-Oliva in international waters, on 5 October, 2016. The Zaytouna set sail from Barcelona in mid-September, under the banner ‘Women’s Boat to Gaza’ (WBG). The yacht stopped in Sicily before proceeding […]

06 Oct
5:45

Israeli Piracy against Al-Zaitounah Boat to Gaza; PCHR Denounces the Attack and International Silence

A report by the Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 05 October 2016, Israeli Naval Forces intercepted and confiscated al-Zaitounah (Olivia) Boat to break the closure while sailing within 40 nautical miles off the Gaza Strip Shore.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the blatant attack […]

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06 Oct
10:21

Israeli Navy Intercepts Women’s Boat to Gaza

by: Nora Barrows-Friedman – re-posted from the Electronic Intifada Israeli forces intercepted a boat carrying women solidarity activists as it was approximately 40 miles from Gaza’s shore on Wednesday.

06 Sep
11:01

New Turkish Aid Ship Docked in Ashdod

According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, a new Turkish aid vessel has docked in the Israeli port of Ashdod. In the photo, taken three days ago, the ship waits to unload its cargo for transport to the besieged enclave of Gaza. The Gaza Strip has suffered from an Israeli military blockade since 2007, […]

30 Jun
7:38

Zoabi: Netanyahu Requests Expulsion of MK from Knesset (VIDEO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Wednesday, spoke with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit regarding the possible expulsion of Arab MK Hanin Zoabi from the Knesset. Netanyahu’s demand came following Zoabi’s condemnation of the continued Israeli crimes against Palestinians and calls for lifting Gaza siege. “With her actions and lies she […]

27 Jun
6:20

Turkey and Israel to Normalize Ties After 6-year Hiatus

Turkish Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Monday announced the signing of a Turkish Israeli deal to normalize relations between the two, after six years of ‘strained ties.’ Turkish and Israeli delegations, on Sunday, have met in Rome to finalize details of the deal. The Turkish-Israeli affairs were suspended in 2010, after the Israeli […]

23 Jun
8:38

Flotilla Coalition: Women’s Boat to Gaza Presented at the European Parliament

The Women’s Boat to Gaza, a campaign of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition conducted its meetings, over the past weekend, to discuss and further plans to set sail towards Gaza in mid-September, with all women delegates and crew. In doing so, we raise the issue of the ongoing illegal blockade of […]

13 Jan
11:21

Israel Sued in US over Flotilla Attacks

Four people, including three Americans, have filed a civil suit against the state of Israel, seeking compensatory damages for injuries suffered during an attack aboard a U.S. ship in international waters during the year 2010.At a Washington press conference, Tuesday, the plaintiffs said they wanted compensation for ‘the harm and […]

19 Dec
10:41

Gaza Siege: No Deal with Ankara

December 19, 2015 10:41 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

On Thursday, it was reported that Israel and Turkey, in secret talks in Switzerland, had reached ‘understandings’ to normalize ties that were downgraded, in the aftermath of the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that talks with Israel were ongoing, though Israel had met only one […]

18 Nov
10:51

South Arica Follows Suit with Spain, Issues Arrest Warrant for Israeli Officials

South Africa issued, on Tuesday, an arrest warrant against four Israeli officials over their role in deadly attacks on pro-Palestinian international activists.Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Against the Israeli occupation in Africa said, in a statement: “South Africa’s Directorate of the Priority Crimes Investigation Unit has issued warrants of arrest against […]

17 Nov
3:14

Spain: City Council Announces Support for BDS, Warrant Issued for Netanyahu’s Arrest

The Santiago de Compostela City Council (capital of Spain’s Galicia region) passed a motion declaring itself a space free of discrimination against the Palestinian people and in support of the BDS campaign on 10 November.According to the Alternative Information Center (AIC), the BDS Galicia group reports that ruling electoral alliance […]

18 Jul
4:58

ICC Prosecutor Ordered to Reconsider Israeli Flotilla Raid

The International Criminal Court on Thursday ordered its chief prosecutor to review a decision not to probe Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010, saying ‘errors were made.’Fatou Bensouda late last year dropped the investigation leading to potential prosecution into the incident in which 10 Turkish activists were […]

01 Jul
2:55

Moroccan Flotilla to Head for Gaza Soon

Tunisian ex-president Moncef Marzouki said, Tuesday, that a Moroccan flotilla will be heading to the Gaza Strip within a few day, according to Ma’an.Marzouki reached Charl Degol airport in Paris, Tuesday morning, after he was arrested by Israeli forces on Sunday night. Marzouki was forced to Paris on Tuesday. Marzouki, […]

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29 Jun
10:01

Palestine Today 06 29 2015

June 29, 2015 10:01 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Audio Link After Text Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, June 29th, 2015. Israeli troops take over siege-busting ship heading to Gaza, and troops kidnap civilians from the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israel’s navy […]

29 Jun
2:29

Israelis Overtake, Board Siege Breaking Vessel

Israel’s navy has boarded and taken over an activist ship seeking to break its Gaza blockade and was escorting it to port, Monday, in an operation that did not employ force, the military said.According to Haaretz, Israeli forces intercepted the Gaza-bound boat Marianne late Sunday night, in what the military […]

28 Jun
7:35

Freedom Flotilla III en route to Gaza; military plane spotted overhead

June 28, 2015 7:35 AM Celine Hagbard Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

On June 26th 2015, four boats of the 2015 the Freedom Flotilla III set sail toward Gaza to try to break Israel’s nine-year-long economic siege on Gaza. The ships are planning to sail from international waters directly into Palestinian waters, with no Israeli involvement. But just hours after setting sail, […]

26 Jun
7:25

Activist Says Flotilla Ship Was Sabotaged

Dror Feiler, an Israeli-born Swedish activist who renounced his Israel Citizenship more than 30 years ago, stated that somebody with the needed knowledge, sabotaged the Marianne Ship, of the Freedom Flotilla, heading to Gaza.Feiler told the ash-Shams radio station that somebody, likely acting on Israel’s behalf, went deep under water […]

24 Jun
12:59

Knesset Debate: Lawmaker to Join Gaza Flotilla

June 24, 2015 12:59 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

The Knesset is currently holding a ‘heated debate’ on whether or not to rescind the diplomatic immunity of MK Basel Ghattas of the Joint List party, after he announced on Monday his intention to join the international Freedom Flotilla in its attempt to break the Israeli siege of Gaza.Ghattas has […]

13 Jun
10:54

Israel and the Turkish Elections

Turkey will not accept normalization until Israel lifts its blockade of Gaza and ceases its use of massive force against the totally vulnerable Gazan civilian population.06/11/15 | Richard Falk | Alternative Information Center Newspapers reported on June 9th that former Israeli president Shimon Peres (2007-2014) was pleased by the outcome […]

11 Jun
4:03

Freedom Flotilla: ‘This time we will reach Gaza’

This summer, Swedish seaman Joel Opperdoes, 32, is not piloting cargo ships in the Baltic Sea.This summer, Swedish seaman Joel Opperdoes, 32, is not piloting cargo ships in the Baltic Sea. Instead, he is the sailing across Europe with five permanent crew members on a fishing trawler named Marianne. Their […]

02 Apr
6:02

The Freedom Flotilla is Back!

Former Tunisian President Marzouki will participate in the initiative to break the siege on the Palestinian enclave. It’s the third time since 2010, when the Israeli navy stopped the fleet with a raid in which nine activists were killed.PNN reports that a new Freedom Flotilla is ready to sail for […]

28 Jul
6:30

Erdogan: Israel is Perpetrating Genocide in Gaza

Turkish Prime Minister and presidential candidate Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed Turkish constituents, over the weekend, acknowledging that the world’s Muslims have been observing a sad Ramadan with Israel perpetrating genocide in Gaza. In an exclusive interview with CNN, on Friday, he accused Israel of being a terror state and criticized […]

13 Feb
9:05

Israel Rejects Lifting Gaza Siege In Return For Reconciliation With Turkey

The Israeli Government of Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that Tel Aviv does not agree to the Turkish demand to lift the siege on the Gaza Strip in exchange for a reconciliation agreement between Tel Aviv and Ankara.The Turkish demand came on Tuesday when Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, […]

10 Jul
6:43

Activists to launch flotilla from Gaza to Europe in defiance of illegal Israeli-imposed blockage

Canadian, European, and Palestinian activists plan to launch a flotilla – dubbed “Gaza’s Ark” – from Gaza to Europe carrying produce and textiles, with the goal of raising awareness of the strife caused by Israel’s illegal blockade of the territory. Charlie Anderson, a Swedish activist in Gaza, said that a […]

31 Mar
9:04

British activists en route to Gaza raped by Libyan soldiers

March 31, 2013 9:04 PM Celine Hagbard Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Three women participating in a humanitarian aid caravan to Gaza were reportedly raped by Libyan soldiers in Benghazi, after being kidnapped by the soldiers and a taxi driver.The caravan has been stalled at the Libyan-Egypt border for several weeks, after having travelled from Britain with humanitarian aid bound for Gaza. […]

31 Dec
6:11

Israeli High Court Overturns Zoabi Ban

December 31, 2012 6:11 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli High Court has overturned on Sunday the ban of Haneen Zoabi of the Balad Party from running for re-election to her position in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament.Zoabi, a Palestinian who has Israeli citizenship, was banned from running in the upcoming elections by the Elections Committee predominantly due to […]

14 Oct
3:20

Israel Says It Will Intercept Estelle Ship Heading To Gaza

October 14, 2012 3:20 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Israeli daily, Maariv, reported Sunday that Israel issued a warning informing Finland that its army will intercept and stop the Estelle solidarity ship heading to the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian supplies.The ship sailed from Italy heading to the coastal region carrying activists from different countries, including human rights defenders […]

06 Oct
3:22

Solidarity Ship Sailing to Gaza

October 6, 2012 3:22 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

The Helsingin Sanomat Swedish paper reported that Estelle, a Swedish-owned ship sailing under a Finnish flag, is on en route to the besieged Gaza Strip carrying tons of aid supplies to the besieged coastal region.The ship used to be owned by the Estaas Aid Organization in Finland, and was sold […]

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29 May
7:51

Palestine Today 05 29 2012

May 29, 2012 7:51 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 5 m 21s || 4.91 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Tuesday 29th May 2012. Egypt Confirms Mohammed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq in Election Runoff; Al-Aqsa Foundation Slams Provocative […]

29 May
3:15

Israeli Official: Turkey ‘Killing’ Relations with Israel over Gaza Flotilla Charges

A court in Istanbul has voted unanimously to approve an indictment against Israel’s former military chief Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, along with the former heads of its navy, air force intelligence, and military intelligence, Eliezer Marom, Amos Yadlin, and Avishai Levi, the Anadolu Agency has reported. They face nine consecutive […]

09 Nov
4:43

Israel Deports Democracy Now! Correspondent Jihan Hafiz; Most Gaza Flotilla Activists Still Detained

November 9, 2011 4:43 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Guest: Jihan Hafiz, Democracy Now! correspondent who has just returned to the U.S. after being arrested, detained and deported by Israel for covering the ‘Freedom Waves to Gaza’ flotilla. AMY GOODMAN: The Israeli government continues to detain most of the passengers seized in international waters Friday while trying to challenge […]

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04 Nov
11:11

This Week in Palestine week 44 2011

November 4, 2011 11:11 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 8 m 21s || 7.66 MB || Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, from October 29th to November 4th 2011. Israeli attacks on Palestinian communities escalated this week with 12 […]

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03 Nov
8:31

Palestine Today 11 03 2011

November 3, 2011 8:31 PM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 02s || 3.69 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Thursday October 3, 2011 Israel claims that accelerating settlement activity is a “right” of Israel, not punishment for […]

03 Sep
10:41

Palmer/Uribe Report: ‘Another Attempt by Israel to Whitewash Murder’

September 3, 2011 10:41 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

The following is a Press release issued on Friday September 2nd, 2011 by the Free Gaza Movement regarding the Palmer report on the Israeli attack against the Freedom Flotilla and the siege on Gaza:On May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos brutally attacked Freedom Flotilla 1, killing eight Turkish and one American […]

11 Aug
7:26

Netanyahu Believes UN Recognition Of State Diminishes Peace

August 11, 2011 7:26 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that the chances of reaching a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians will diminish should the United Nations approve the Palestinian demand on international recognition of an independent state this September.Netanyahu made his statement following his Wednesday meeting with 26 U.S. Congress members […]

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20 Jul
1:47

Palestine Today 07 19 2011

July 20, 2011 1:47 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 2 m 45s || 2.52 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org for Tuesday July 19th, 2011. The Spanish ship, the Gernika, part of the Second Freedom Flotilla, that has remained […]

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19 Jul
3:01

Palestine Today 0718 2011

July 19, 2011 3:01 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 5 m 05s || 4.65 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org for Monday July 18th, 2011. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported Friday that detainee Yousef Skafi, who has been […]

03 Jul
10:45

200 additional activists may join Freedom Flotilla

A Jordanian union leader told Agence France Presse that a boat has been purchased for $800,000 in Greece to carry construction materials, medical supplies, and 200 additional passengers to join the Gaza Freedom Flotilla of ten ships and several hundred passengers from 20 countries. The Flotilla, which was scheduled to […]

30 Jun
6:57

Israel Simulates Attack On Freedom Flotilla

Israeli sources reported that the army, a number of Israeli security officials and politicians, conducted on Tuesday a drill simulating the interception of the Freedom Flotilla 2, that will be heading to Gaza to deliver medical and humanitarian supplies.The drill started in a special operations room designed for this purpose, […]

28 Jun
7:44

Flotilla Organisers: Participants Have Signed Declarations Of Non Violence

Organisers of the Freedom Flotilla 2 have refuted claims made by the Israeli military on Monday that participants in the flotilla plan to use violence in resisting Israeli military plans to board the vessels. The organisers say that the passengers of the flotilla, due to leave this week, have signed […]

28 Jun
7:21

Israel Claims Freedom Flotilla Activists Prepare For Violence

June 28, 2011 7:21 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli military sources claimed that international activists participating in the Freedom Flotilla 2, heading to Gaza to deliver the much needed medical and humanitarian supplies, are preparing for violent clashes with the Israeli navy, and “are even planning to shed the blood of Israeli soldiers”, according to the army.According to […]

27 Jun
2:03

Israel: “Journalists Onboard Freedom Flotilla Will Not Be Allowed Into Israel”

In another escalation against the Freedom Flotilla, heading to deliver humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip, the Israeli government stated Sunday that journalists, who are onboard the Freedom Flotilla 2 will be denied entry into Israel up to ten years.Israeli paper, Maariv, reported Sunday that the Israeli Government Press Office […]

24 Jun
5:59

Clinton: “Ships Heading To Gaza Defy Israeli Siege”

United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, stated Thursday that solidarity ships heading to Gaza come in defiance of the Israeli Blockade on the coastal region, and are considered “unnecessary effort” that is likely to draw a reaction.Clinton said that Israel approved this week the entry of construction materials to […]

20 Jun
9:45

Israel Claims Freedom Flotilla Aims At Confrontation With the Army

Head of the Israeli Navy, Eliezer Marom, voiced on Sunday a strict warning targeting the organizers of the Freedom Flotilla, dubbed in his speech as the “Hate Flotilla” that will be heading to the besieged Gaza Strip later this month to deliver humanitarian supplies. Flotilla organizers affirmed the peaceful nature […]

18 Jun
12:00

IHH Pulls Out Of ‘Freedom Flotilla 2’ due to technical problems

The Turkish Organisation IHH has said that its ship, the Mavi Marmara, will not be taking part in the upcoming Freedom Flotilla 2 because of technical problems with its ship. The Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has said it will not be participating in the upcoming “Freedom Flotilla 2” due […]

03 Jun
1:17

US Issues Official Statement Against Gaza-bound Flotilla

The US State Department issued an official statement reiterating its objection to the Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla, and stating that it raised the issue with the government of Turkey, as the United States believes that flotilla and any ship sailing to Gaza “would be regarded as an act of provocation”.The State […]

13 May
12:43

PCBS: “More Than 7000 Palestinians Killed By Israeli Fire In 10 Years”

May 13, 2011 12:43 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

On Thursday, The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) issued a report stating that more than 7000 Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territories over the past ten years. The PCBS said that 7342 Palestinians were killed in the period between September 29, 2000 […]

27 Apr
7:08

Turkey Warns Israel Against Attacking Upcoming Solidarity Flotilla

April 27, 2011 7:08 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

As peace activists and human rights groups prepare for sailing to Gaza next month, Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, warned Israel against a new attack against the flotilla, similar to its attack against the Freedom Flotilla in International Waters killing nine Turkish activist and wounding dozens before towing the ship […]

27 Apr
6:10

Gaza Aid Flotilla Prepares For Launch; Israel Plans Response

April 27, 2011 6:10 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Almost one year after a flotilla of humanitarian aid ships was attacked by Israeli naval forces, killing nine activists, a coalition of aid groups from around the world say they are just about ready to launch a new aid flotilla that is twice as big as the one that was […]

15 Apr
5:49

Military Police: “Most Abuse Complaints Against Soldiers Never Make It To Court”

April 15, 2011 5:49 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Commander of the Israeli Military Police, Brigadier General, Meir Ohanna, admitted Thursday that most complaints of abuse practiced by Israeli soldiers against Palestinians end up without an investigation, court and even a disciplinary measure.His statements were made as he was testifying in front of the Turkel Committee that was assigned […]

13 Apr
2:37

Israel Considers Allowing Solidarity Ships To Reach Gaza After International Search

April 13, 2011 2:37 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

The Israeli government is weighing the possibility of allowing solidarity ships to reach the Gaza shores as long as they undergo a thorough search by an international authority, probably Greece, before they sail, Israeli sources reported. Israel wants the ships to be thoroughly inspected and their passenger lists investigated and […]

23 Feb
12:15

Hamas Slams Israel’s Detention of Sheikh Raed Salah

February 23, 2011 12:15 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, slammed the detention of Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, and considered the act as a “new Zionist crime against the Palestinian people”.The movement said that this imprisonment, that was carried out on Tuesday, will not stop sheikh Salah from defending his […]

12 Feb
7:37

Turkish Inquiry Finds Israel Violated International Law In Attack On Aid Ships

February 12, 2011 7:37 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, International, News Report 0

On Friday, the Turkish government released a summary of its investigation into the Israeli assault on an international humanitarian aid flotilla in international waters on May 31st, 2010 — an assault which left nine aid workers dead. The Turkish investigation found that Israeli troops used excessive, indiscriminate and disproportionate force […]

24 Jan
6:38

Gaza Flotilla Survivors Respond To Turkel Commission Report

After Israel released a report absolving its forces from wrongdoing in an attack on a humanitarian aid flotilla last year that left nine aid workers dead, survivors of the attack roundly criticized the report Sunday, calling it a “whitewash” and a “farce”.Viva Palestina’s Kevin Ovenden, who was on board the […]

24 Jan
5:51

Israel’s Internal Inquiry Into Killing Of Humanitarian Aid Workers Finds No Wrongdoing

January 24, 2011 5:51 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The commission created by the Israeli government to ‘investigate’ the Israeli attack on a humanitarian aid flotilla in international waters in May 2010 has issued its first report, claiming that Israeli soldiers “acted in self defense”. The “internal investigation” has been called into question by international bodies for its failure […]

21 Jan
8:34

Quds 5 Solidarity Convoy Allowed Into Gaza

January 21, 2011 8:34 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Israeli Authorities allowed on Thursday evening the Al Quds 5 solidarity convoy to enter the Gaza Strip via the Rafah Border Terminal, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The convoy includes sixteen solidarity activists delivering urgently needed medical supplies and a number of ambulances. The convoy, sent by […]

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21 Jan
4:44

Palestine Today 01 20 2011

January 21, 2011 4:44 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 30s || 4.12 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, January 20 2011 Medical sources reported that on Wednesday night dozens of Palestinian residents were injured in […]

20 Jan
11:56

Israeli Committee Likely To Find Israel Not Guilty

January 20, 2011 11:56 PM IMEMC News Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

According to the Jerusalem Post a source working closely with the Turkel Committee said on Thursday that its members were likely to find Israel innocent of war crimes when they release a report of its conclusions. The attack by Israeli forces on the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara in May 2010, […]

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28 Dec
5:01

Palestine Today 12 27 2010

December 28, 2010 5:01 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 4 m 50s || 4.42 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, December 27th 2010. Today, the Daily Telegraph reported that the Israeli Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations, Mosad, […]

27 Dec
11:52

Lieberman: “P.A. An Illegal Entity, Not Interested In Peace”

December 27, 2010 11:52 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister, a leader of the fundamentalist Israel Beiteinu Party, claimed Sunday that the Palestinian Authority (P.A) is not interested in peace with Israel, and stated that the P.A is an illegal entity. His statements came during the annual conference with international ambassadors in Israel. Lieberman stated that even […]

14 Dec
6:12

Sheikh Salah Released After Five Months Imprisonment

December 14, 2010 6:12 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Authorities released on Monday the head of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Raed Salah, after serving a five-month sentence issued against him by an Israeli court. The Israeli authorities claimed that Salah is responsible for “incitement that led to violent actions in Jerusalem”. Hundreds of […]

14 Dec
11:20

Netanyahu: “Israel Does Not Intend To Compensate Families Of Flotilla Victims”

December 14, 2010 11:20 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, denied reports stating that Israel intends to pay compensation to the families of the nine Turkish peace activists who were killed when the Israeli army attacked the Turkish Mavi Marmara solidarity ship that was heading to Gaza to deliver humanitarian supplies. During the attack that […]

10 Dec
10:06

Israel Offers To Compensate Families Of Flotilla Victims, Refuses To Admit Guilt

December 10, 2010 10:06 AM Saed Bannoura International, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli government made an offer to pay thousands of U.S. Dollars to the families of the of the nine Turkish citizens who were killed during the Israeli violent military attack on the Mavi Marmara Turkish solidarity ship last May. Yet, Israel is refusing to offer apologies or accept responsibility […]

09 Dec
8:12

Heading To Gaza, Asian Aid Convoy Arrives in Tehran

December 9, 2010 8:12 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

A ship organized by The Asian People’s Solidarity for Palestine, carrying 55 activists and humanitarian aid supplies arrived in Tehran while on its way to impoverished and besieged Gaza Strip.The Fars News reported that the members of the Caravan are from Pakistan, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Japan and Singapore, and that […]

07 Dec
4:02

Turkey and Israel Set to Restore Relations

December 7, 2010 4:02 AM IMEMC News Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Turkish and Israeli diplomats met in Geneva on Sunday, and discussed repairing relations between the two countries cooled since after Israeli military raid on the Gaza flotilla last May, Ha’aretz said.Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary, Feredin Sinirlioglu, and Israeli diplomat, Joseph Ciechanover, met in an attempt to draft an agreement between […]

12 Nov
9:23

International Aid Workers on Gaza-bound Boat Stuck in Libyan Waters

November 12, 2010 9:23 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

At least a dozen international aid volunteers are on board a boat off the coast of Libya, where they are allegedly being held captive by the boat’s captain, according to the British government.Seven British members of an aid convoy to Gaza are being held captive in the Libyan sea, aboard […]

27 Oct
7:09

Extremist Settlers To March In Umm al-Fahm

October 27, 2010 7:09 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Under police protection, right-wing extremists intend to march in the town of Umm al-Fahm, in the north of Israel to demand the expulsion of Arabs from the country and to commemorate Maer Kahane, the founder of the Kach Movement. At least 1,500 policemen will be deployed in the town. The […]

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20 Oct
4:54

Palestine Today 10 19 2010

October 20, 2010 4:54 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 3 m 30s || 3.20 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, October 19th, 2010. The Palestinian Authority is calling for the evacuation of all settlements from the West Bank, […]

19 Oct
8:57

Erdogan Says He Will Not Participate In Athens Conference If Netanyahu Attends

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that he will not participate in the Climate Conference in Athens if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, attends it. In an interview with a TV station in Greece, Erdogan said that Israel is about to lose an “important and close friend” in the […]

19 Oct
10:36

Remembering Furkan Dogan

Furkan Dogan. I’m going to say Furkan Dogan so often that it will sound, as it rightly should, just as ‘American’ as John Smith or Bill Jones. Furkan Dogan was an American, a young American of only 19 years when on 31 May a hail of Israeli bullets ended his […]

30 Sep
2:18

Nobel Peace Laureate Still Detained By Israel

September 30, 2010 2:18 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Nobel Peace Laureate, Mairead Maguire, is still imprisoned by Israel and awaiting deportation from the country. Maguire was arrested after landing at an airport in Tel Aviv. Israeli security officials said that Maguire was arrested and is facing deportation for taking part in the Freedom Flotilla that was heading to […]

30 Sep
7:43

Human Rights Council Endorses Flotilla Probe Report

The United National Human Rights Council endorsed on Wednesday the conclusions of the report that was released earlier this month stating that Israel violated the international law when its army attacked the Mavi Marmara solidarity ship heading to Gaza; nine activists were killed and several others were wounded.The resolution passed […]

09 Sep
12:36

Solidarity Ships To Sail To Gaza

September 9, 2010 12:36 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

Deeb Hijazi, coordinator of the National Initiative Committee Against the Siege, based on Lebanon, stated that four flotillas will be sailing to Gaza on September 18.Hijazi said that the “Artery of Life 5” will be sailing on September 18, as this date marks the 28th anniversary of the Sabra and […]

16 Aug
5:07

Explaining Murder: Israeli Hasbara in Full Swing

The hasbara industry is in full swing at the moment as Benjamin Netanyahu’s government pulls out all the stops to create a smokescreen to cover its crimes. Leading from the front Mr Netanyahu sat in front of the Turkel Commission for four hours on Monday, although anyone hoping to hear […]

06 Aug
12:45

Israel To Return Three Turkish Ships

August 6, 2010 12:45 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

Israel intends to return three Turkish ships that were violently boarded by the Israeli army during the attack against the Freedom Flotilla that was heading to the Gaza Strip in an attempt to deliver humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip. The announcement was made by the Israeli Defense Ministry on […]

03 Aug
2:06

Israel agrees to UN probe of Flotilla attack

Israel’s cabinet agreed on being a part of the UN committee investigation into the May 31 attack on the Mavi Marmara.The top seven ministers in Israel’s cabinet decided that it should participate in the international organization’s probe into the attacks on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla at the end of this […]

10 Jul
9:33

Libyan Aid Boat Heading To Gaza

July 10, 2010 9:33 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Gaza Siege, News Report 0

A charity ship sent by Libya to the Gaza Strip will be heading from Greece to Gaza in an attempt to break the illegal Israeli siege on the coastal region to deliver humanitarian supplies. The aid ship is headed by the son of Libyan president, Moammar Gaddafi. It will be […]

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09 Jul
2:48

Palestine Today 07 08 2010

July 9, 2010 2:48 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 3 m 43s || 3.40 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org for Thursday, July 08, 2010. Opinion poll reveals interesting sentiments of Palestinians and UN flotilla probe set to be begin […]

08 Jul
9:50

UN Flotilla Probe Set To Start In Spite Of U.S. Reservations

The committee, lead by Former International Criminal Court President Phillipe Kirsch, will investigate the deaths of nine Turkish citizens at the hands of Israeli naval commandos. Phillipe Kirsch, who has extensive experience in international investigations, will head the committee investigating the deaths of nine Turkish citizens who were on the […]

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08 Jul
2:53

Palestine Today 07 07 2010

July 8, 2010 2:53 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 3 m 15s || 2.97 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org for Wednesday, July 07, 2010. Obama and Netanyahu meet in Washington and charges are filed against an Israeli soldier for […]

30 Jun
10:44

Commission Head Requests Increased Powers in Flotilla Probe

June 30, 2010 10:44 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli daily, Haaretz, is reporting that Israel will impart the commission to investigate the massacre aboard the MV Mavi Marmara with greater authority, yet it still will not be allowed to question the soldiers involved.Ya’akov Turkel, the former Israeli Supreme Court justice that heads the probe, informed the Israeli government […]

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29 Jun
1:56

Palestien Today 06 28 2010

June 29, 2010 1:56 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file|| 3 m 00s || 2.90 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org for Monday, June 28 2010. Turkey closes its airspace to the Israeli military, and the Jerusalem planning committee unveils its […]

29 Jun
12:13

Turkey Closes Airspace to Israeli Military

Turkey’s Prime Minister announces that Turkey’s airspace was closed to Israeli military flights after the attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla this past May.The Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told the press in Canada that the ban came after the attack on the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara. The […]

24 Jun
11:53

Exclusive: Leaked documents show PA undermined Turkey’s push for UN flotilla probe

A document sent to Ibrahim Khraishi, Palestinian Authority representative at the UN in Geneva, proves that the PA attempted to undermine Turkey’s push for a UN Human Rights Council investigation in to Israel’s attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla (Patrick Bertschmann/UN Photo) The Palestinian Authority attempted to neutralize a United […]

24 Jun
10:21

Turkish Military Delegation In Israel For Drone Deal

Turkish Military officials are currently in Israel to receive training and test four Israeli drones, Heron, manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries which is owned by the Israeli government. The visit came amidst reported tension between Israel and Turkey and after the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Erdogan, threatened to suspend all […]

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23 Jun
2:14

Palestien Today 06 22 2010

June 23, 2010 2:14 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 3 m 30s || 3.20 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org for Tuesday, June 22 2010. Israel plans a war with Hezbollah, and Israeli businessmen in negotiations with Greek Orthodox […]

22 Jun
5:58

U.N. Human Rights Council Approves International Committee To Probe Flotilla Attack

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted for forming an international committee to probe the deadly Israeli attack against the Freedom Flotilla on May 31, leading to dozens of casualties among human rights activists. Israel is demanding the shelving of the investigation.The Mavi Marmara was attacked by Israeli commandos along […]

19 Jun
9:09

Israel Officially Informs UN It Will Intercept Lebanese Solidarity Ship

Tel Aviv sent an official letter to the United Nations stating that it will, and “has the right” to intercept the Lebanese solidarity ship, Mariam, carrying humanitarian supplies to Gaza.Israeli TV, Channel 2, reported that Israel’s UN Envoy, Gabriella Shalev, handed the letter to UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, informing him […]

19 Jun
9:08

Israel Decides To Use Force Against Lebanese Solidarity Ships

June 19, 2010 9:08 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

The Israeli government instructed the army and the navy to intercept, and if necessary, to use force against the two Lebanese ships that would be heading to Gaza to deliver humanitarian supplies.Israeli daily, Haaretz, said that the security services in Israel still do not know when the ships will be […]