2009年06月30日

イスラエルが正義ボートを攻撃;人権活動家を拉致:医薬品・おもちゃ・オリーヴを没収

2009年06月30日、速報、日本時間:22:25
詳細情報:
グレタ・ベルリン(英語)tel: +357 99 081 767/ friends@freegaza.org
Caoimhe Butterly(アラビア語/英語/スペイン語):
tel: +357 99 077 820/ sahara78@hotmail.co.uk www.FreeGaza.org

ガザ海岸から23マイルの海上、15: 30pm
本日、イスラエル占領軍はFree Gaza Movementボート、SPIRIT OF HUMANITYを攻撃、乗り込み、ノーベル賞受賞者のマイレド・マグワイアと元米国下院議員、シンシア・マッキニーを含む11の国からの21人の人権活動家を誘拐した。乗客と乗組員は強制的にイスラエルに向かって曳航されている。

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
30 June 2009

ISRAEL ATTACKS JUSTICE BOAT; KIDNAPS HUMAN RIGHTS WORKERS; CONFISCATES MEDICINE, TOYS AND OLIVE TREES

For more information contact:
Greta Berlin (English)
tel: +357 99 081 767 / friends@freegaza.org

Caoimhe Butterly (Arabic/English/Spanish):
tel: +357 99 077 820 / sahara78@hotmail.co.uk
www.FreeGaza.org

[23 miles off the coast of Gaza, 15:30pm] - Today Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Noble laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (see below for a complete list of passengers). The passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel.

“This is an outrageous violation of international law against us. Our boat was not in Israeli waters, and we were on a human rights mission to the Gaza Strip,” said Cynthia McKinney, a former U.S. Congresswoman and presidential candidate. “President Obama just told Israel to let in humanitarian and reconstruction supplies, and that’s exactly what we tried to do. We're asking the international community to demand our release so we can resume our journey.”

According to an International Committee of the Red Cross report released yesterday, the Palestinians living in Gaza are “trapped in despair.” Thousands of Gazans whose homes were destroyed earlier during Israel’s December/January massacre are still without shelter despite pledges of almost $4.5 billion in aid, because Israel refuses to allow cement and other building material into the Gaza Strip. The report also notes that hospitals are struggling to meet the needs of their patients due to Israel’s disruption of medical supplies.

“The aid we were carrying is a symbol of hope for the people of Gaza, hope that the sea route would open for them, and they would be able to transport their own materials to begin to reconstruct the schools, hospitals and thousands of homes destroyed during the onslaught of "Cast Lead”. Our mission is a gesture to the people of Gaza that we stand by them and that they are not alone" said fellow passenger Mairead Maguire, winner of a Noble Peace Prize for her work in Northern Ireland.

Just before being kidnapped by Israel, Huwaida Arraf, Free Gaza Movement chairperson and delegation co-coordinator on this voyage, stated that: “No one could possibly believe that our small boat constitutes any sort of threat to Israel. We carry medical and reconstruction supplies, and children’s toys. Our passengers include a Nobel peace prize laureate and a former U.S. congressperson. Our boat was searched and received a security clearance by Cypriot Port Authorities before we departed, and at no time did we ever approach Israeli waters.”

Arraf continued, “Israel’s deliberate and premeditated attack on our unarmed boat is a clear violation of international law and we demand our immediate and unconditional release.”
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WHAT YOU CAN DO!

CONTACT the Israeli Ministry of Justice
tel: +972 2646 6666 or +972 2646 6340
fax: +972 2646 6357

CONTACT the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
tel: +972 2530 3111
fax: +972 2530 3367

CONTACT Mark Regev in the Prime Minister's office at:
tel: +972 5 0620 3264 or +972 2670 5354
mark.regev@it.pmo.gov.il

CONTACT the International Committee of the Red Cross to ask for their assistance in establishing the wellbeing of the kidnapped human rights workers and help in securing their immediate release!

Red Cross Israel
tel: +972 3524 5286
fax: +972 3527 0370
tel_aviv.tel@icrc.org

Red Cross Switzerland:
tel: +41 22 730 3443
fax: +41 22 734 8280

Red Cross USA:
tel: +1 212 599 6021
fax: +1 212 599 6009
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Kidnapped Passengers from the Spirit of Humanity include:

Khalad Abdelkader, Bahrain
Khalad is an engineer representing the Islamic Charitable Association of Bahrain.

Othman Abufalah, Jordan
Othman is a world-renowned journalist with al-Jazeera TV.

Khaled Al-Shenoo, Bahrain
Khaled is a lecturer with the University of Bahrain.

Mansour Al-Abi, Yemen
Mansour is a cameraman with Al-Jazeera TV.

Fatima Al-Attawi, Bahrain
Fatima is a relief worker and community activist from Bahrain.

Juhaina Alqaed, Bahrain
Juhaina is a journalist & human rights activist.

Huwaida Arraf, US
Huwaida is the Chair of the Free Gaza Movement and delegation co-coordinator for this voyage.

Ishmahil Blagrove, UK
Ishmahil is a Jamaican-born journalist, documentary film maker and founder of the Rice & Peas film production company. His documentaries focus on international struggles for social justice.

Kaltham Ghloom, Bahrain
Kaltham is a community activist.

Derek Graham, Ireland
Derek Graham is an electrician, Free Gaza organizer, and first mate aboard the Spirit of Humanity.

Alex Harrison, UK
Alex is a solidarity worker from Britain. She is traveling to Gaza to do long-term human rights monitoring.

Denis Healey, UK
Denis is Captain of the Spirit of Humanity. This will be his fifth voyage to Gaza.

Fathi Jaouadi, UK
Fathi is a British journalist, Free Gaza organizer, and delegation co-coordinator for this voyage.

Mairead Maguire, Ireland
Mairead is a Nobel laureate and renowned peace activist.

Lubna Masarwa, Palestine/Israel
Lubna is a Palestinian human rights activist and Free Gaza organizer.

Theresa McDermott, Scotland
Theresa is a solidarity worker from Scotland. She is traveling to Gaza to do long-term human rights monitoring.

Cynthia McKinney, US
Cynthia McKinney is an outspoken advocate for human rights and social justice issues, as well as a former U.S. congressperson and presidential candidate.

Adnan Mormesh, UK
Adnan is a solidarity worker from Britain. He is traveling to Gaza to do long-term human rights monitoring.

Adam Qvist, Denmark
Adam is a solidarity worker from Denmark. He is traveling to Gaza to do human rights monitoring.

Adam Shapiro, US
Adam is an American documentary film maker and human rights activist.

Kathy Sheetz, US
Kathy is a nurse and film maker, traveling to Gaza to do human rights monitoring.
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Free Gaza:アップデート

2009年06月30日、日本時間:21:25
親愛なる友
わたしたちはアルジャジーラから、イスラエル占領軍がSpirit of Humanityを停止させ乗り込んだとの、確認されていない報告を受け取った。わたしたち同胞が逮捕されたかどうかまだ確かでない。

さらに続く…

Dear Friends,

We have unconfirmed reports from al-Jazeera that Israeli Occupying Forces have stopped and boarded the Spirit of Humanity. We're not sure if our folks are being arrested yet or not.

More to follow...

CALL & FAX the Israeli Navy at:
tel: +972 3737 7777 or +972 3737 6242
fax: +972 3737 6123 or +972 3737 7175


CALL Mark Regev in the Prime Minister's office at:
+972 2670 5354 or +972 5 0620 3264
mark.regev@it.pmo.gov.il


CALL Shlomo Dror in the Ministry of Defence at:
+972 33697 5339 or +972 50629 8148
mediasar@mod.gov.il
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Free Gaza:イスラエル海軍に包囲-3

2009年06月30日、日本時間:20:00
親愛なる友

わたしたちはSpirit of Humanity号から知らせを受け取ったところ。ガザ海岸まで24マイルにいて、イスラエル軍艦にまだ取り囲まれている。 イスラエル占領軍は、小さなボートに対し、引き返さないなら暴力行為を取ると脅迫してきた。彼らは引き返さない。

ボートのわたしたち同胞は、速度をかなり遅くして、ノーベル平和賞受賞者、マイレド・マグワイアと元米国下院議員、シンシア・マッキニーを含む非武装の人権活動家・ジャーナリストに発砲すべきでないと、イスラエル人に話している。イスラエルの脅迫にかかわらず、彼らは引き返さない。ゆっくりガザに向かって航行し続ける。

至急イスラエル占領軍に電話し、脅迫を止めるよう要求してください。

Dear Friends,

We've just received word from the Spirit of Humanity. They are 24 miles off the coast of Gaza, and are still surrounded by Israeli warships. Israeli Occupying Forces have threatened to take violent action against the small boat unless it turns around. They will not turn around.

Our people on the boat have slowed their speed significantly and are telling the Israelis that they must not fire on unarmed human rights workers and journalists, including Nobel peace prize laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Regardless of Israeli threats, they will not turn around. They continue, slowly, sailing toward Gaza.

PLEASE immediately call Israeli Occupying Forces and demand that they STOP threatening the Spirit of Humanity.

CALL & FAX the Israeli Navy at:
tel: +972 3737 7777 or +972 3737 6242
fax: +972 3737 6123 or +972 3737 7175

CALL Mark Regev in the Prime Minister's office at:
+972 2670 5354 or +972 5 0620 3264
mark.regev@it.pmo.gov.il

CALL Shlomo Dror in the Ministry of Defence at:
+972 33697 5339 or +972 50629 8148
mediasar@mod.gov.il
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「わたしたちが望むのはガザに到達すること、対立を求めない」

2009年06月30日、速報
ガザ正義ボートの活動家は、彼らが封鎖されたガザで、友人や家族を訪ねられるよう、そして医療品、子どものおもちゃ、再建用具キットなどのの荷物を届けられるよう要求する。世界が加わるよう呼びかける。

 (ガザ海岸から60kmの海上で) - Free Gazaボート、SPIRIT OF HUMANITYに乗船する人権活動家は、今日、イスラエル海軍に脅迫を即座に停止するよう要求した。
「この援助はガザの人々により不可避的に必要とされる」と、マイレド・マグワイアは語った。「オバマ大統領は、パレスチナ人に暴力を放棄するよう要求したが、イスラエルはガザ封鎖に対する非暴力抵抗の権利を拒否している」

(中略-アーカイヴ参照)

「わたしたちが望むことは、ガザに到達すること、友人を訪ねて荷物を届けることだけ。出航前、キプロスの港湾当局により、船は捜索され、安全許可を得た」と、Free Gaza movementの代表、今回の船旅の共同コーディナータのフワイダ・アラフは語った。
 アラフは「わたしたちは対立を求めない。わたしたちはキプロス海域から公海に出てガザ海域に入る。イスラエルのどこにも行かない。ガザに対するイスラエルの封鎖は、集団懲罰であり、国際法の著しい違反である。わたしたちの政府に、第4次ジュネーヴ条約の義務を維持するよう要請する。彼らがしないならわたしたちがする。わたしたちは何度でも、封鎖が破られるまでガザに来る。わたしたちは世界の人々に加わるよう呼びかける」と続けた。

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
30 JUNE 2009

"ALL WE WANT IS TO REACH GAZA. WE DO NOT SEEK A CONFRONTATION."
Activists aboard Gaza justice boat demand they be allowed to visit their friends & family in besieged Gaza, and deliver their cargo of medical supplies, children's toys, and reconstruction kits. They invite the world to join them.

(At Sea, 60km off the coast of the Gaza Strip) - Human Rights activists aboard the Free Gaza ship, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, today demanded that the Israeli Navy immediately stop threatening them.

“This aid is desperately needed by the people of Gaza,” said Mairead Maguire, winner of the Noble Peace Prize and Pacem in Terris Award for her work in Northern Ireland. “President Obama has called upon the Palestinians to abandon violence but Israel is denying them the right to non-violently resist the siege of Gaza.”

The unarmed justice ship departed Larnaca Port in Cyprus at 7:30am Monday with its crew of 21 human rights activists, humanitarian workers and journalists from 11 different countries, including Nobel laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. The boat, a converted ferry, hopes to arrive in Gaza Tuesday afternoon, following a grueling 30 hour sea voyage.

At 1:30am, Israeli warships surrounded the small civilian boat and threatened to open fire if they did not turn around. When the activists refused to be intimidated, Israeli Occupation Forces began jamming their instrumentation, blocking their GPS, radar, and navigation systems. This jamming was in direct violation of international maritime law, threatening the welfare and safety of the civilian ship.

Responding to this intimidation, Congresswoman McKinney declared, "I am extremely angry. We demand that the Israeli government call off their attack dogs. We are unarmed civilians aboard an unarmed boat delivering medical and reconstruction aid to other human beings in Gaza. Why in God's name would Israel want to attack us?"

Huwaida Arraf, Chairperson of the Free Gaza movement and delegation co-coordinator for this voyage, said, "All we want is to reach Gaza. We want to visit our friends and deliver our cargo of medical supplies, children's toys, and reconstruction materials. Our ship was searched and received security clearance from the Port Authorities in Cyprus before we departed."

Arraf continued, "We do not seek a confrontation. We have traveled from Cypriot waters to international waters and will enter Gazan waters. We've never gone anywhere near Israel. Israel’s closure of Gaza is an act of collective punishment and a blatant violation of international law. We call upon our governments to take action to uphold their obligations under the Fourth Geneva Conventions. If they won’t or until they do, we will act. We will come to Gaza again and again until this brutal siege is broken. We invite the good people of the world to join us."

Free Gaza boats are the first international ships in 41 years to sail to the Gaza Strip. Since August 2008, the Free Gaza Movement has organized 8 sea missions, successfully arriving to Gaza on 5 separate occasions. One two earlier occasions, Israeli Occupation Forces used violence to stop the ships, physically ramming and almost sinking the DIGNITY boat in December 2008, and threatening to fire on and kill unarmed passengers in January 2008. The fate of this, the eighth mission to Gaza, is still uncertain.
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For more information, please contact:
Greta Berlin (English/French) or Caoimhe Butterly (English/Arabic/Spanish) at 00357 99 081 767 / friends@freegaza.org
www.FreeGaza.org

WHAT YOU CAN DO!

CALL or FAX Major Liebovitz from the Israeli Navy at:
Tel + 972 5 781 86248 or +972 3737 7777 or +972 3737 6242
Fax +972 3737 6123 or +972 3737 7175

CALL Mark Regev in the Prime Minister's office at:
Tel +972 2670 5354 or +972 5 0620 3264
mark.regev@it.pmo.gov.il

CALL Shlomo Dror in the Ministry of Defence at:
Tel +972 3697 5339 or +972 50629 8148
mediasar@mod.gov.il
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Free Gaza Movement
357 99 081 767
www.freegaza.org
www.flickr.com/photos/29205195@N02/

アーカイヴ:Free Gaza:イスラエル海軍に包囲-2(06月30日)
      Free Gaza:イスラエル海軍に包囲(06月30日)
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イスラエル政府に電話を!6隻のイスラエル軍艦に取り囲まれている

イスラエル政府に電話をしてください。現在、業務中です。
Get on the phones everyone and call the Israeli government. Their offices are now open.

Mark Regev in the Prime Minister's office at:
+972 2670 5354 or +972 5 0620 3264
mark.regev@it.pmo.gov.il

Shlomo Dror in the Ministry of Defence at:
+972 3697 5339 or +972 50629 8148
mediasar@mod.gov.il

Major Liebovitz from the Israeli Navy at:
+ 972 5 781 86248


--
Greta Berlin
Free Gaza Movement
357 99 081 767
www.freegaza.org
www.flickr.com/photos/29205195@N02/
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エルビト・システムをボイコット!

 エルビト・システムは、軍用電子装置、監視システム、UAV(Unmanned Aerial Vehicle/無人偵察機?)、および国土保安システムに特化するイスラエルで最も大きい保安・防衛会社の1つだ。 会社は、UAVと他の軍事技術の両方を、壁と入植地の保安システム同様、占領軍に提供する。
 軍事技術部門で活動するすべてのイスラエルの会社のように、果てしない戦争と占領は貴重な販売機会を創出している。エルビトUAVは、多くの外国軍による採用へのアピールと誘導の増大で「テスト済み戦闘」装置として国際市場で売られる。
 エルビトは、世界中に主要な子会社を持ち、だから、武器貿易に反対するいかなるBDSキャンペーンも、この企業を考慮に入れなければならない。

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原文:STOP THE WALL

アーカイヴ:BDS:ふたつの手段(05月19日)
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Free Gaza:「Spirit of Humanity」号、キプロスを出航

2009年06月29日、ラルナカ
 Free Gazaボート「Spirit of Humanity」号が、6月29日(原文では7月、彼らも忙しいから)、月曜日、午前7時30分に、キプロスを出航した。11の国を代表する21人の人権・連帯活動家が乗船した。乗船者は、ノーベル賞受賞者、マイレド・マグワイア、元米国下院議員、シンシア・マッキニーを含む。 ボートは、3トンの医療支援、子どものおもちゃ、20家族分の家屋再建キットを運ぶ。

(LARNACA, 29 June 2009) - The Free Gaza boat the "Spirit of Humanity" departed Cyprus at 7:30am on Monday, 29 July. Twenty-one human rights and solidarity workers representing eleven different countries were aboard. The passengers include Nobel laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. The ship also carries three tons of medical aid, children's toys, and rehabilitation and reconstruction kits for twenty family homes.

Over 2,400 homes were destroyed in Gaza during the Israeli massacre in December/January, 490 of them by F-16 airstrikes, as well as 30 mosques, 29 educational institutions, 29 medical centers, 10 charitable organizations, and 5 cement factories.

Each kit carries a small amount of supplies for a single family, representing sectors of civil society currently being blockaded by Israel: Agriculture, Building & Reconstruction, Education, Electricity, Health, and Water & Sanitation. Although over 4 billion dollars in aid was promised to Gaza in the aftermath of the Israeli onslaught, little humanitarian aid and no reconstruction supplies have been allowed in.

関連画像:「出航画像」Flickr

アーカイヴ:Free Gazaはイスラエル・キプロス・米国からの警告にもかかわらず続ける(06月27日)
ラベル:Free Gaza キプロス
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