MASS OUTRAGE WORLDWIDE 4Jun10 June 6, 2010

Mass outrage in Turkey as they buried the victims of the Israeli massacre
dominated the news in the Islamic world (see amazing video of the funeral at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa8XvaR6-ZA ) .  A US citizen was among those
murdered: Furkan Dogan, 19 year old, was shot multiple times at close range
(http://www.salem-news.com/articles/june042010/amp-flotilla.php ).  The 380
Turkish survivors were welcomed home as heroes.  The same for their
comrades, the Greek members of the freedom flotilla (In the last seconds,
you can see American citizen Dr. Paul Larudee showing the signs of his
beating from Israeli authorities
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC-BcEvD_1w).

In other news, a statement issued by  hundreds of civil society
organizations in the Arab World condemning the crime committed against the
relief convoy and demanding the dismantling of the blockade on Gaza and the
turnover of the Israeli`s war criminals to International Justice.  The
Rachel Corrie ship is on its way to Gaza and expected to arrive Saturday
morning local time so stay tuned and keep up the pressure on the apartheid
system (see for updates http://freedomforward.org
<http://freedomforward.org/>  ). Also we heard of a European Jewish ship
planning to depart in July (details will be released just before the trip to
avoid the Israeli sabotage).  Money for three other ships for the second
flotilla of ships (called Freedom Flotilla 2) has been raised.  In other
good news, the Klaxons and the Gorillaz Sound System have both canceled
their performances in Israel this week, apparently due to Israel’s deadly
raid on the Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotilla and the ensuing worldwide
political fallout over the incident.

Video: The Palestinian idyllic village of Wad Rahhal, like all villages
trapped between the wall and the Green line is in dire situation.  The 2500
people of the village are ‘unwanted’ but their land is coveted by Israel
(the apartheid Jewish state).  The illegal colonial settlement of Efrat
swallowed much of the native land and now the wall that is planned will
swallow much more (again the Zionist mantra of maximum geography with
minimum demography).  Weekly demonstrations are now held.  This is an
example of the demonstrations. This one, like hundreds this week, was also
to support the Gaza freedom flotilla and thank Turkey for its principled
stance (hence Turkish flags were flown).  ended peacefully.  Last week, tear
gas was thrown.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy8tqDl5mA8

Pictures of demonstrations in Bir Al-Saba’ (Beersheba)  Umm AlFahem and
elsewhere within the green line and in other places about the act of piracy
and war crimes committed against the flotilla of aid
http://www.flickr.com/photos/activestills/show/

Political Correction: Lying About The Gaza Flotilla Disaster by MJ Rosenberg

http://politicalcorrection.org/fpmatters/201006020003
Israel foreign ministry fake pictures of weapons on the freedom flotilla (no
wonder they refuse an independent investigation)
http://www.politicaltheatrics.net/2010/06/the-gaza-flotilla-how-israel%E2%80
%99s-ministry-of-foreign-affairs-fakes-photos-of-seized-weapons/

What does Israel allow into the Gaza strip and what does it deny
http://www.economist.com/node/16264970
Also along the same vein:  Israel bans books, music and clothes from
entering Gaza , Amira Hass, Haaretz
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/amira-hass-israel-bans-books-music
-and-clothes-from-entering-gaza-1.276147
Evergreen State college students voted overwhelmingly in support of
divestments (this is the college where Rachel Corrie studied before she was
murdered by Israeli apartheid)
http://usacbi.wordpress.com/2010/06/03/the-evergreen-state-college-passes-di
vestment-campaign/

The day the world became Gaza  By Ali Abunimah
It is a cumulative process – each successive outrage has diminished the
reserve of goodwill and forbearance Israel enjoyed. Even if most governments
are not quite ready to go from words to effective actions, growing public
outrage will eventually push them to impose official sanctions..
http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/06/2010638557492628.html

The Flotilla in the Israeli Press  by Ran HaCohen, June 02, 2010
Not many atrocities can be less controversial than Israel’s attack on the
Turkish-based flotilla heading to Gaza yesterday. Like Somali pirates,
Israel attacked the boats in international waters. Like the darkest regimes,
Israeli forces opened fire on unarmed civilians who had not posed a threat
to anybody, except to the siege that Israel (with Egyptian co-operation and
U.S. backing) imposes on Gaza. Condemnation of what the Turkish prime
minister rightly termed “an act of state terrorism” has been global, except
for the shameful mumbling of the American government (but what can you
expect from the complicit?).
http://original.antiwar.com/hacohen/2010/06/01/the-flotilla-in-the-israeli-p
ress/

Seeking justice for Palestinians isn’t anti-Semitism
http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/opinion/24855828-47/israel-je
wish-anti-semitism-israeli.csp

Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home
http://www.qumsiyeh.org
<http://www.qumsiyeh.org/>
Professor, Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities
Chairman of the Board, Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People,
http://www.pcr.ps <http://www.pcr.ps/>


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