Archive for the 'Gaza flotilla' Category

ISRAEL / PALESTINE / FINLAND – Gaza boat activists tasered (2012-10-21)

Posted on October 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Israeli naval forces used stun guns when they boarded a Finnish ship attempting to break the sea blockade of Gaza on Saturday. Israel’s army said its forces took measures to ensure the safety of the passengers and did not use force. It intercepted the ship after all attempts to prevent its entry […]

ISRAEL / CANADA – Canadian activist tortured by Israeli forces (2011-11-08)

Posted on November 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Israeli forces used a taser on and bruised a Canadian activist, David Heap, on board a Canadian vessel carrying aid to Gaza. Heap told the Canadian Press that Israeli forces seizing the vessel Tahirr, on Friday, zapped him with a taser during their assault on the vessel.]] Digitial Journal, by Ernest Dempsey London […]

ISREAL – Israel Deports ‘Democracy Now!’ Correspondent Jihan Hafiz; Most Gaza Flotilla Activists Still Detained (2011-11-08)

Posted on November 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : A familiar tale: Israeli Defense Force, using tasers and other lethal and “non-lethal” arms, attack by boat in international waters a “Freedom Waves”   flotilla – this one Canadian and Irish – from delivering relief supplies from the besieged Gaza Strip. A Canadian journalist is tasered. “All of the [Israeli] commandos on […]

ISRAEL – Activists [threatened by tasers] on Gaza-bound vessels detained (2011-11-05)

Posted on November 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: “There were taser guns [not used] and water cannons used but once they were on board they realised there were non-violent activists and they had the ship under control.” – as Israeli navy intercepted two boats – Canadian vessel Tahrir and the Irish boat MV Saoirse were in international waters, between 64km to […]

ISRAEL – IDF did use violence on Gaza relief boat (letter by a witness) (2010-10-11)

Posted on October 11 2010 by admin

LETTER TO THE GUARDIAN … (This story has not received sugstantial confirmation from independent sources, but is important testimony) The Israeli Defence Force says that there was no resistance and no violence in the boarding of The Jewish Boat To Gaza (Report, 29 September). In fact, when boarded, we cut the engines and I held […]

ISRAEL – The IDF spokesman’s war on freedom of the press (2010-10-03)

Posted on October 3 2010 by admin

972-blog, Yossi Gurvitz Note: This article if from “972”, a blog-based web magazine that is jointly owned by a group of Israeli journalists and bloggers. The writers’ goal is to provide fresh, original, on-the-ground analysis and reporting of events in Israel and the Palestinian territories. (972 is the telephone area code that is shared by […]

ISRAEL – Israeli forces ‘Tasered’ activist on Gaza aid boat (2010-09-29)

Posted on September 29 2010 by admin

BBC … Israeli naval commando boats escort the Irene. The Irene was the latest boat to try to break Israel’s three-year naval embargo of Gaza Jewish activists who sought to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza say they were treated harshly when Israeli forces seized their vessel. Yonatan Shapira, an Israeli air force pilot turned […]

ISRAEL – Israeli forces ‘Tasered’ activist on Gaza aid boat (2010-09-29)

Posted on September 29 2010 by admin

The Irene was the latest boat to try to break Israel’s three-year naval embargo of Gaza. Jewish activists who sought to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza say they were treated harshly when Israeli forces seized their vessel. Yonatan Shapira, an Israeli air force pilot turned peace activist, said he was shocked with a Taser […]