Updates: Rachel Corrie steaming ahead braving brutal IDF, Mavi Marmara fate unknown

The shock of the pre-meditated pre-dawn attack on unarmed civillians in international waters that left at least 16 non combatant dead and 50 wounded (some gravely) has still not subside. The world at large (with the exception of US, Great Britain and other pro-Israeli allies such as Singapore) deplore the brutal attack and the deployment of tottally unnecessary use of excessive force against non combatants.

The remaining vessel in the Freedom Flotilla is the Malaysian sponsored MV Rachel Corrie, which at the moment is on full steam ahead towards Gaza despite the gross violation of international laws and human rights.

Statement from MV RACHEL CORRIE:

MV Rachel Corrie is now the sole ship of the international Freedom Flotilla moving towards Gaza. The Malaysian and Irish peace and humanitarian activists aboard, share their deepest grief and sense of lost with the loved ones of those killed and injured in the illegal action undertaken by Israel on Monday 31st May in the international waters of the Mediterranean. In the names of our friends, we are more determined than ever to continue into Gaza with our humanitarian cargo and our support for the blockaded and suffering people of Gaza. We expect Israel to respond to the international condemnation of its violence by not impeding by any means the safe passage of the Rachel Corrie. We appeal to the international community and United Nations to continue to demand of Israel our safe passage into Gaza.

Jointly issued by Malaysians and Irish on board the Rachel Corrie

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Rachel Corrie is expected to turn around if met with IDF armed units as the yesterdays experience provided enough reason to demonstrate Zionist Israelis brutal attitude to respect any form of virtues except their own.

This is what is going on with the passengers and crew of MV Mavi Marmara who were violently and brutally violated by Israel commandos in international waters, 70km of the coast of Gaza. They were refused legal aid by their Israeli captors.

The UN Security Council Calls for Impartial, Credible Investigation of Israeli Boat Raid. The raid in international waters, on the aid convoy headed to Gaza left at least 16 civilians dead.

After an emergency session wrapped up in the early hours this morning, the council agreed to language condemning the acts that resulted in the deaths and injuries aboard the Turkish vessel Mavi Marmara and the European Campaign s vessel Spendoni.

The council called for a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation conforming to international standards. The council statement also reemphasized the importance of implementing U.N. resolution 1860, which calls for the unimpeded provision and distribution of humanitarian assistance to Gaza’s 1.5 million residents.  The flow of aid has been severely hampered by Israel’s three-year blockade on the Gaza Strip.

Yesterday, Israeli-licensed attorneys filed two habeas briefs: one is asking for to release the passengers and the boats, so we can continue on our way to Gaza, since it was illegal to stop us in international waters.

The other one is asking for information on all of the passengers, because there has been a total blackout on where the passengers are, who was wounded and who was murdered.

Lawyers are only being allowed access for three hours every day from 13:00-16:30. They have the names of three Palestinians still in detention:

Sheik Salah, Mohammad Zeidan and Lubna Marsawa.

Haneen Zuabi, a member of the Israeli Knesset, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/31/haneen-zuabi-new-arab-isr_n_181164.html

has been released, because she has immunity as a member of the Knesset. She held a press conference this morning in Nazareth to talk about the attack.

She was on board the Mavi Marmara.

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Most of the survivors of the Israeli atttempted massacre now are taken to various detention camps in Israel. They are asked to sign a declaration that they attempted to enter Israeli territory wrongfully so that they can be deported. In reality, they were travelling in international waters, attacked with excessive arms by Israeli commandos, Israeli commandos boarded and illegally hijacked their ship and brought them to Israel shore against their will and shall not be willing state otherwise. They are now being threatened to be tried for illegally entry with ill intent into Israel and could be jailed under Israeli laws.

Please offer prayers for the success of their noble mission and safe returns of the these brave men and women.

Published in: on June 1, 2010 at 18:56  Comments (4)  

PGPO Demands Release of Malaysian Peace Activists

PGPO Demands Release of Malaysian Peace Activists

June 1 2010

The Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO) condemns the brutal attack by Israeli navy forces on peace activists on board the Freedom Flotilla which has led to 19 deaths and scores of civilians injured.

We are also immensely concerned about the fate of 12 Malaysians including two Astro Awani journalists who were on board the Mavi Maramara, the lead ship of the flotilla which was attacked by the Israeli navy. At press time, the status and whereabouts of the Malaysians are still unclear.

This is a clear act of abduction of Malaysian citizens by Israel and PGPO demands that they are released safely at once. Israel has no right keeping Malaysian citizens on their territory as we have no diplomatic ties with the Israeli government.

The flotilla, which comprises activists from all over the world, European Members of Parliament and humanitarian workers, was attacked in international waters, 65km off the Gaza coast. There is no dispute to this fact as Israeli military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich has confirmed that the attack took place outside Israeli territory.

The fact that the Israeli navy boarded a civilian ship in international waters is an act of piracy and state terrorism. There is absolutely no justification for Israel to attack civilians on board ships filled with aid for Gaza that was outside Israeli territory.

There were women, children and elderly people on board the ships and it is a clear sign of international hypocrisy that the world has allowed this to happen. As has been the case for decades, Israel has once again acted as a rogue state that does not adhere to international laws and common decency.

We strongly demand that all peace activists be released unconditionally at once and that Israel does not punish these activists with trumped up charges. We also demand that all supplies on board be allowed passage to Gaza as intended.

We call for all Malaysians from all faiths and religions to pray for the safety of the Malaysians abducted as well as other members of the flotilla. We hope that the people of Malaysia will come together to demand the safe release of all the peace activists whose only objective was to deliver much needed aid to the people of Gaza.

Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir

Advisor

PGPO

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Tragedi serangan Mavi Marmara tindakan sengaja untuk gagalkan rundingan damai tajaan AS

Pagi semalam dunia dikejutkan dengan tindakan ganas dan zalim tentera rejim Zionis Israel keatas Freedom Flotilla terdiri dari enam buah kapal membawa aktivis, sukarelawan bantuan dan bahan bantuan seperti bahan binaan, makanan, ubatan dan keperluan asas bagi warga Gaza yang telah dikepung dan zalimi semenjak 3 tahun lepas.

16 orang pelbagai warganegara dan latar belakang telah dilaporkan ditembak mati oleh kommando Israel yang te;ah mendarat dari helikopter walaupun ‘bendera putih’ telah dikibarkan oleh MV Mavi Marmara apabila flotilla ini dipaksa memberhentikan pelayaran sementara dipercayai sekurang kurangnya 50 orang lagi cedera, termasuk parah akibat tembakan dari senjata automatik tentera ganas rejim Zionis Israel ini. Identiti dan nasib mereka yang terbunuh, cedera maupun terselamat dari serangan ini masih belum dipastikan kerana rejim gila kuasa Zionis Israel membisu mengenai tragedi yang telahpun menjadi kutukan dan kecaman masyarakat antarabangsa, termasuk sekutu Israel di Eropan dan rantau Mediterranean.

Setakat ini, media Israel dan yang dikuasai Yahudi Neo Con seperti CNN menyalahkan aktivis dalam kapal Mavi Marmara yang “menyerang secara ganas (violently) tentera kommando IDF dengan pisau, ‘besi tajam’ dan pancang besi”,  yang turun secara abseilling dari pesawat helikopter UH60H Blackhawk dan tentera yang menyerang flotilla yang sedang berada dalam perairan antarabangsa ini berhak untuk ‘mempertahankan diri’, termasuk melepaskan tembakan sehingga membunuh.

Ramai penganalisa politik dan diplomasi antarabangsa meramalkan tindakan yang membawa tragedi ini akan membawa kesan kepada hubungan Israel dengan masyarakat antarabangsa, termasuk sekutu dirantau dan Eropah. Ia juga dijangkakan akan menjejaskan proses rundingan damai pusingan ini, yang cuba diusahakan dan taja oleh Amerika Syarkat dengan bantuan Turki.

Proses rundingan damai Arab Israel pusingan ini diusahakan dan taja oleh Amerka Syarikat semenjak Presiden Barack H. Obama mengangkat sumpah 20 Januari 2009. Setiusaha Negara Hillary Clinton berusaha gigih untuk menentukan semua pihak bersetuju untuk kembali ke meja rundingan agar rundingan damai dapat dicapai untuk kesejahteraan ranatu Asia Barat dan Mediterranean Timur.

Namun proses ini mencapai kebuntuan apabila Israel secara degil enggan menamatkan pembinaan  haram penempatan baru Yahudi di Tebing Barat. Kali terakhir ialah pada Mac 2010.

Israel adalah nyata lebih berminat untuk ‘meluas dan mengukuhkan’ penguasaan dan kedudukan mereka dalam bumi Palestin dari mencapai proses pendamaian dengan jiran serantau.  Ini kerana beberapa sebab kukuh:

1. Keujudan mereka, dengan gerakan Yahudi Zionis ‘secara paksa’ dengan melancarkan perang gerilla kepada penguasa Jajahan Palestin British pada 30 Januari 1948 adalah atas tindakan mereka merampas tanah dan kemudian mengusir Arab Palestin walaupun selepas tamat Perang Dunia keII British telahpun menyediakan ‘tanah’ untuk Yahudi Akhenazi yang terselamat dari ‘Holocaust’, dan dihimpun dari beberapa negara Eropah. Semenjak pada itu, Yahudi Zionis berjaya meluaskan jajahan mereka dengan merampas lebih banyak tanah Arab dan mengundang dan menyediakan lebih banyak ruang dan peluang Yahudi Akhenazi terutama dari Eropan untuk berhijrah dan membangunkan Israel

2. Israel telah menang dengan jayanya dan sekurang kurangnya tidak mengalami kekalahan dalam semua konflik bersenjata semenjak 1948 iaitu Perang Arab-Israel 1948, Perang Suez 1956, Perang Arab-Israel 1967 (Sixth Day War), Perang Arab-Israel 1973 (Ramadhan War), Penjajahan Lebanon 1982, Intifada 1988-1990 dan Perang Lebanon 2006

3. Sekutu kuat Israel iaitu Amerika Syarikat dan United Kingdom bukan sahaja memberikan sokongan penuh secara langsung atau tidak langsung kepada setiap konflik yang berhadapan dengan Israel, malah sebagai ahli tetap Majlis Keselamatan PBB akan menggunakan kuasa veto setiap kali bantahan rasmi dibawa untuk ditimbangkan forum keselamatan paling utama global itu

4. Israel sehingga hari ini bukan sahaja berdagang persenjataan dengan Amerika Syarikat malah mendapat sumbangan bantuan peralatan ketenteraan dan maklumat risik secara langsung dari Kerajaan dan agensi Amerika Syarikat

5. Banyak syarikat syarikat gergasi global mempunyai pemilik strategik Yahudi dan mereka mengunakan kuasa ekonomi ini sebagai menguasai penggubal dasar dalam Amerika Syarikat dan United Kingdom, dua pemain utama politik dan diplomasi dunia termasuk dalam PBB

6. Kedudukan mereka dalam keadaan berkonfrontasi dengan Palestin memungkinkan rejim Zionis ini mengukuhkan kuasa ketenteraan dan menggunakan alasan ‘menentang ancaman dan keganasan terhadap warga Yahudi dan Israel’ tiap kali mereka membunuh, walaupun jelas menyalahi undang undang antarabangsa.

Oleh demikian, pembunuhan kejam dan ganas aktivis dan pekerja bantuan Gaza dalam kapal Mavi Marmara diperairan antarabangsa dibiarkan sebegitu rupa agar masyarakat antarabangsa akan bangkit dengan marah, mengecam dan mengutuk dan akhirnya cuba ‘menghukum’ Israel (walaupun tidak akan berjaya tanpa kerjasama padu Amerika Syarikat dan United Kingdom).

Kegagalan mencari keadilan dari episod tragedi Mavi Marmara ini yang dijangkakan digunakan Israel sepenuhnya untuk mengagalkan proses rundingan Arab-Israel, setidak tidaknya pusingan ini. Sehingga proses rundingan Arab-Israel boleh dijana semula dalam satu tempoh akan datang, maka Israel akan mempunyai ruang dan peluang untuk membina lebih banyak penempatan haram dalam bumi Palestin di Tebing Barat, Sungai Jordan. Lebih banyak penempatan haram Yahudi dalam kawasan Tebing Barat maka bermakna lebih kecil kawasan yang tinggal untuk warga Arab-Palestin, yang sudah dihempit pelbagai masalah sebagai orang diancam keganasan dalam buangan dan bawah jajahan semenjak tahun 1948 lagi.

Jelas Israel tidak mempunyai motif kukuh untuk meneruskan proses rundingan damai Arab-Israel ini kerana keujudan mereka selama ini jelas menguntungkan mereka sebelah pihak walaupun masyarakat antarabangsa  berterusan mengecam mereka sebagai bangsa yang ganas dan zalim semenjak 62 tahun ini.

*Perkembangan dikemas kini 1200pm

Kesemua 535 aktivis, pekerja bantuan dan anak kapal Mavi Marmara dilaporkan Aljazeera sebagai telah dibawa turun dari kapal di pelabuhan Ashdod, Israel. Nasib mereka belum dapat dipastikan, termasuk kesemua 12 rakyat Malaysia yang terdiri dari sukarelawan dan pemberita Astro Awani.

Published in: on June 1, 2010 at 11:03  Leave a Comment