Thursday, January 15, 2009

Israeli Navy Gunships surround Free Gaza Boat

The latest reports are of four Israeli gunboats saying they will use their weapons if the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY does not turn back to Greece. The boat is asserting its right to continue in international waters.

The Free Gaza mercy ship, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, left port in Cyprus this morning on an emergency mission to besieged Gaza. Aboard the ship are desperately needed medical supplies and 21 passengers and crew, including doctors, human rights workers, journalists, and two parliamentarians from Spain and Italy.

We’ve just received word from the ship (as of 3:15am UST / 1:15am GMT) that they are surrounded by Israeli Naval gunboats. The warships are demanding that the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY return to Cyprus. We are insisting to reach Gaza and complete our peaceful mission.

The Israelis have not yet attacked our unarmed ship, but it is URGENT that everyone immediately CALL the Israeli government and demand that they STOP threatening the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY!

LOCATION OF SPIRIT OF HUMANITY
The location of the ship can be tracked on its Spot Tracker page.

CALL
Mark Regev in the Prime Minister’s office:
+972 2670 5354 or +972 5 0620 3264
mark.regev@it.pmo.gov.il

Shlomo Dror in the Ministry of Defence:
+972 3697 5339 or +972 50629 8148
mediasar@mod.gov.il

The Israeli Navy Spokesperson:
+ 972 5 781 86248

11 Comments:

Blogger Chaim said...

What is the number to dial to stop the rocket attacks that have been going on for 8 years?

6:18 AM  
Blogger Fadil Wimala said...

im trying to send some e-mails..

6:40 AM  
Blogger Patrice Palmer said...

I have written about your report on the current circumstances in which The Spirit of Humanity finds itself. I also included a link to your blog and to Spot Tracker.

6:49 AM  
Blogger amotherfromgaza said...

Dear Chaim: It is the behavior of the Israeli's that warrant the rocket attacks. The Israeli's are the aggressors and the occupiers. The people of Gaza did not immigrate there. They have always been there. They have no where to go. Did you know that if a person from Palestine has the ability to leave that many times they lose their citizenship and do not have the ability to go back, even to see other relatives who can not leave because they either do not have the money or the permission to go anywhere else. Is this fair? Is this just? An Israeli life is not worth more than a Palestinian life. Once you realize this there will be no argument, only an appology.

7:32 AM  
Blogger amotherfromgaza said...

Hello, I hope that this gets to you. I watched you on CNN last week and when they mentioned your website I went to amotherfromgaza.blogspot.com. It was not taken. I then found you with the dashes. I was afraid someone who was ignorant like many who have been adding comments would take the domain. I then took it because I couldn't contact you. I put a link to your website and try to ad as much information as possible. My husband is Palestinian and is taking this really hard. I am doing anthing I can to help get out the word and move people to action. I would love to correspond with you. I appreciate your conviction and my heart goes out to you and your family. Thank you, Theresa- melhem@cox.net

7:37 AM  
Blogger louise de engel said...

I can well understand your suspension of comments.

I just wanted you to know that I have tried the Navy (who just hang up all the time) and have actually spoken to Dror's secretary - who sounded very weary and demanded the cessation of impediments to the Spirit of Humanity.

Thank you so much for giving us something real to do.

If just tears and sympathy were any use, Palestine would now be safe.

I am making efforts to spread these numbers to people who will call and let the Israelis know that the feelings of the world are changing and we can see how wrong they are.

Please keep yourselves as safe as possible. I want to hear about your children for years to come.

10:55 AM  
Blogger nindee said...

Dear Chaim,
the number is 7867 843 6228728466.
s-t-o-p t-h-e o-c-c-u-p-a-t-i-o-n.

Peace

12:34 PM  
Blogger forjustice said...

Dial the same numbers to demand an end to the seige that WILL STOP the rocket attack.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

What is the number to call to stop kids to be brainwashed against jews and Israel?

7:12 PM  
Blogger Roula said...

It's the same number that have the jews kids to call ,to stop the brainwash against all the Arabs.:)
Peace Michael:)We all have two hands and two legs.We all have the same rights and the same dreams.We just need to make a try....

9:42 PM  
Blogger sandra said...

Dear Laila!

I send the informantion in your post to the Internet community Free Palestine, in Brazil. We are 18000 people, we are trying to reach our government, doing protests, trying to spread the idea of boycott (http://www.bdsmovement.net/). The Palestinian people are not alone. People are learning the truth about Israel.

Thank you for your blog.

Sandra.

2:45 AM  

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