Violence of attack on Al-Awda ship clearer – Mazin Qumsiyeh


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The second Freedom Flotilla ship (in this week) and its crew are now under
attack by Israeli Navy (Aka pirates):

Violence of attack on Al-Awda ship clearer; hunger strike; freedom coming

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deportations came two days after activists were detained following an
attack by Israeli naval forces on the ship in international waters.

FREEDOM FLOTILLA. Deportati equipaggio e passeggeri della Al Awda
Quasi due settimane fa la Freedom Flotilla è salpata con un ‎peschereccio e
uno yatch: Al Awda, ‎partito dalla Norvegia, e Freedom ‎dalla Svezia.‎
Israele ha già bloccato la Al Awda e farà altrettanto con la Freedom

Yonatan Shapira wrote about the takeover of Al-Awda ship (he was on it):
So just as the IDF Spokesperson said: “The overtaking of the Al-Awda ship
was carried out without violence and without exceptional events”.  And
indeed, everything was as usual – They slammed Herman the captain’s head
against the wall again and again, while threatening to take him to the
ship’s belly and finish him off when no one is watching.  A fist in the
face of Arne Birge the old mechanic. And the finest tradition: Electric
shocks. This time we wore life vests of the type that covers the chest
well. But don’t worry, the brave naval commando combatants just tasered
Charlie, the first officer, in his head. And more electric shocks to
Juergen the cook and to 60 year old Mike, a chair of a trade union and a
human rights activist from New Zealand.  But at the same time, things were
done with a kind of psychotic tenderness. Like in a strange play, soldiers
(men and women) with weapons and vests packed with munitions and personal
cameras, but wearing white shirts with the national flag embroidered in a
shiny blue color with wearing white masks on their faces. Last time it was
all-black.  And let’s keep in mind: Had we been Gazan fishermen or children
approaching the Gaza fence, they could have simply put a bullet in the head
of each of us and that’s it. The IDF Attorney unit has also confirmed that
that there’s no need for an investigation.

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Mazin Qumsiyeh

A bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home
Professor,  Founder, and (volunteer) Director
Palestine Museum of Natural History
Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability
Bethlehem University
Occupied Palestine

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