Rachel Corrie sails full speed ahead toward Gaza

Discussion in 'Politics' started by sameeh55, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Even in her death, Rachel Corrie, the American peace activists killed by te Zionist criminals, comes to the aid of the people of Gaza, the people she loved and was loved by. Let us see if the filthy Zionists will commit another massacre against the heroic and proud people of Ireland.

    Irish aid boat holds course towards Gaza despite Israel warning

    MV Rachel Corrie avoided capture during flotilla raid but Israeli lieutenant says 'we will be ready'

    The final boat in the Gaza aid flotilla was sailing at full speed towards the territory's coast tonight despite warnings that it would be intercepted by Israeli forces.

    The MV Rachel Corrie, a 40-year-old cargo ship bought by the Irish arm of the Free Gaza Movement, was delayed and avoided capture during Monday night's assault. Tonight it was still in international waters about two days from Gaza, carrying a consignment of aid and 19 activists and crew, among them five Irish nationals, the organisation said.

    The Irish taoiseach, Brian Cowen, warned Israel tonight that he expected no violence against those on the Rachel Corrie.

    "If any harm comes to any of our citizens it will have the most serious consequences," he said, calling on Israel to guarantee the vessel safe passage through the military blockade of Gaza.

    The ship, named after the 23-year-old American killed in Gaza in 2003 while trying to prevent an Israeli bulldozer demolishing a Palestinian home, had halted in the Mediterranean following the assault while those on board – among them the Nobel peace laureate Máiread Maguire and Denis Halliday, a retired senior UN diplomat – discussed whether they should continue.

    It was now carrying as a "second wave" of the flotilla, said Niamh Moloughney, who organised the sailing in Ireland.

    "I'd say the mood on board is resilient and steadfast. When people signed up to this they knew what might happen," said Moloughney. "We expected we would be confronted and there would be a stand-off, but no one expected this. But there's never really been a question of the boat turning back."

    As well as the Irish nationals, the 1,200-tonne boat is carrying six Malaysians and eight crew of varying nationalities.

    All those on board had received training in non-violent resistance before the sailing and had pledged not to fight back if the boat was boarded, Moloughney added.

    Speaking on the boat's satellite phone, Maguire said she was determined the boat should continue on its course.

    "We're not frightened, no, we hope the Israeli government will allow us to go freely in and we know the international community are calling for our safe passage," she said.

    Halliday said he had spoken to Ireland's foreign minister, Micheál Martin. "He was very reassuring that the government was behind us and he gave us a complete green light to do what we're doing and he'll protect us as much as he can," Halliday said.

    Martin himself told parliament: "We will be watching this situation very closely – as indeed will the world – and it is imperative that Israel avoid any action which leads to further bloodshed."

    It appeared clear, however, that Israel planned to stop the ship.

    The country's military was carrying out "professional investigations" into what happened in Monday's raid, an Israeli marine lieutenant, who was not identified, told Israel's Army Radio. He added: "And we will also be ready for the Rachel Corrie."The boat, which was bought at auction by the Free Gaza Movement after being impounded a year before in Dundalk, is carrying a consignment including medical equipment, wheelchairs, school supplies and cement, according to the organisation.

  2. 377OHMS


    That irish vessel will be shelled and sunk.

    This is something like the people who went to Baghdad to become human shields at military targets.

    Ireland, Turkey and anyone else who interferes with Israel is going to have a bad day on the high seas.
  3. I have no idea why Ireland is getting involved in this. I would feel safer for the Irish if they were all irish on board and not just 5 of them. Better hope that the 6 malaysians and 8 other muslims on board dont go all jihadi on israel when they board the ship.

    Of course, if i was a jihadist muslim and I wanted the people of ireland to get involved, I would probably attack the israelis that came on board and hope some Irish got shot so there would be a huge incident and rally ireland(who have the best & sneakiest fighters in the world) to my cause.

    Why is there only 5 irish on that ship? They couldnt find a few more willing to help gaza? I guess not. Seems more like a rogue group of irish just looking for adventure though.
  4. Don't be stupid. That's the sort of thing that could bring military action from Turkey. The loonies running Israel may be ham fisted but not that stupid.
  5. God Damn, you people are masters of propaganda!

    You've taken Israel, a tiny nation difficult to locate on the world map without a magnifying glass, founded and populated by holocaust survivors and Sephardic Jews forced to flee their homes in Arab countries; A nation surrounded and constantly attacked without mercy by brutal and uncompromising Islamic savages who outnumber the Israelis by over 200 to 1.... yet you've turned it all around in the court of international public opinion to make it seem like Israel is somehow the <i>Goliath</i> and Hamas suicide bombers are the feisty & heroic little <i>David</i> underdogs. You launch war after war upon Israel in attempt to wipe the tiny nation off the map, with zero restraint, rules of engagement or mercy towards civilian non-combatants, and then pretend like a simple maritime siege- one of the most basic and standard war tactics for millennia- is some kind of below the belt 'war crime'.... And the 'international community' (whom your Islamic 'freedom fighters' also frequently target with repeated terrorist savagery) is somehow able to swallow this line of steaming horse shit without question.

    If only you could apply all that talent and energy toward actually bettering the lives of your people instead of drumming up undeserved international hatred against Israel, just imagine what the Palestinians could accomplish for themselves.
  6. Tom B

    Tom B

  7. Ricter



    "200 to 1" means little, the key variable is power, and in the case the asymmetrical nature of it.
  9. LOL!!! At least he clearly admits here that he doesn't even want peace!!! LOL!!!! He didn't like you tellilng him to apply his energy to better the lives of his people, did he??? LOL!!

    If only they could devote as much to bettering their own lives as Israe has devoted to bettering Palestinian lives-
    “Behind the Headlines: The Israeli humanitarian lifeline to Gaza,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 25, 2010.

    1. Humanitarian Aid

    * In 2009, more than 738,000 tons of food and supplies entered Gaza. Pictures in local newspapers show local markets aplenty with fruit, vegetables, cheese, spices, bread and meat to feed 1.4 million Gazans. The total amount of aid transferred from Israel to Gaza in 2009 increased by 180 percent, compared to the amount transferred 2008.
    * From Jan - May 8, 2010, 230,690 tons of humanitarian aid was transferred from Israel into Gaza through the Israel-Gaza goods crossings. This included medical supplies, milk powder and baby food, meat, chicken, fish, grains, legumes, oil, flour, salt, sugar, fresh vegetables and dairy products as well as animal feed, hygiene products and clothes.
    * At holiday times, Israel increases transfers. During the Muslim holy days of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha, Israel shipped some 11,000 head of cattle into Gaza.

    2. Maintaining Medical Aid for All in Need

    The Medical Corridor:

    * In 2009 alone, 10,544 patients and their companions left the Gaza Strip for medical treatment in Israel. Moreover, there were 382 emergency evacuations from Gaza for medical purposes.
    * The Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem donates $3 million in aid annually to treat Palestinians in Israel.
    * Following fears of a swine flu outbreak, three Israeli hospitals were assigned to treat cases in the Gaza Strip and 44,500 immunizations were transferred to the Strip.
    * Since 2005, Palestinians exploited medical care arrangements more than 20 times to carry out terror attacks.

    Medical Equipment:

    * In 2009, some 4,883 tons of medical equipment and medicine were brought in.
    * In the first quarter of 2010, Israel shipped 152 trucks of medical supplies and equipment into Gaza.
    * In 2009, Israel coordinated the transfer of medical supplies for the disabled including wheelchairs, crutches and first aid kits. Other equipment shipped to Gaza include heart-monitors, baby feeding tubes, dental equipment, medical books, ambulance emergency equipment, artificial limbs and infant sleeping bags.

    3. Quality of Life in Gaza

    * Projected life expectancy in the Gaza Strip (2010) is 73.86, greater than Estonia, Malaysia, Jamaica and Bulgaria.
    * The infant mortality rate in Gaza is 17.71 per 1000, better than that of China, Jordan, Lebanon and Thailand.


    * Israel transfers school equipment supplied by UNRWA including notebooks, school bags, writing implements and textbooks.
    * Israel is currently coordinating the transfer of 200,000 laptops for Gaza schoolchildren.
    * In the first quarter of 2010, Israel transferred 250 trucks with equipment for the UNWRA summer camp, including arts-and-crafts equipment, swimming pools, inflatable toys, ice cream machines, musical instruments, clothing, sports quipment.

    4. Building for the Future: Infrastructure and Economic Aid

    Building Materials:

    * While the import of cement and iron has been restricted into Gaza since these are used by the Hamas to cast rockets and bunkers, monitored imports of truckloads of cement, iron, and building supplies such as wood and windows are regularly coordinated with international parties. Already in the first quarter of 2010, 23 tons of iron and 25 tons of cement were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
    * On 13 May 2010, Israel allowed approximately 39 tons of building material into Gaza to help rebuild a damaged hospital. The construction material for al Quds hospital was transferred after safeguards in place and French assurances ensured that the construction material would not be diverted elsewhere.
    * On 24 May 2010, Israel opened Kerem crossing to 97 trucks loaded with aid and goods, including six trucks holding 250 tons of cement and one truck loaded with five tons of iron for projects executed and operated by UNRWA.


    * As noted by a UN report of May 2010, 120 Megawatts (over 70 percent) of the Strips’ electricity supply comes from the Israeli electric grid, while 17 MWs come from Egypt and 30 MWs are produced by the Gaza city power station. Since January 2010, there has been deterioration in the supply of electricity to the Gaza Strip since the Hamas regime is unwilling to purchase the fuel to run the Gaza City power station.
    * Throughout 2009, Israel transferred 41 trucks of equipment for the maintenance of Gaza’s electricity grid.
    * Israel facilitates the transfer of fuel through the border, and maintains that the diversion of fuel from domestic power generators to other uses is wholly a Hamas decision. Over 133 million liters of fuel entered Gaza from Israel over the last 18 months.


    * During the first quarter of 2010, the UN coordinated with Israel the transfer of equipment for UNWRA to upgrade the sewage pumping station. In 2009, 127 trucks containing more than 3,000 tons of hypochlorite entered the Gaza Strip for water purification purposes. Moreover, 48 trucks of equipment for improving the sanitation infrastructure led to a substantial reduction in the Beit Lahya facility's waste levels.


    * Primary exports from Gaza are cut flowers and citrus, with trade partners being Israel, Egypt and the West Bank. During 2009, 7.5 million tons of flowers and 54 tons of strawberries were exported from Gaza with Israeli cooperation.
    * In 2009, 1.1 billion shekels (about $250 million) was transferred to the Gaza Strip for the ongoing activity of international organizations and to pay the salaries of Palestinian Authority workers.