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Gaza FM hails statement of Finnish Minister of Cooperation Heidi Hautala

[ PIC 29/06/2013 – 11:22 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Gaza hailed the position of Finnish Minister of International Cooperation Heidi Hautala, who called for putting pressure on Israel to lift the blockade on Gaza. Hautala considered that the ” Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip hampers great capacity of […]

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Finland’s foreign minister Erkki Tuomioja visits Gaza, pledges more funds for UNRWA

[ PIC 22/05/2013 – 09:38 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Finnish foreign minister Erkki Tuomioja on Tuesday paid a brief visit to the besieged Gaza Strip and pledged a €1.5 million increase in his country’s support for the UNRWA’s relief activities. Tuomioja arrived in Gaza through Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing to the north of Gaza and […]

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Denmark, Finland to upgrade Palestinian diplomatic status

Maan News Agency | April 4, 2013 COPENHAGEN (AFP) — Denmark and Finland plan to upgrade the status of their respective Palestinian representative offices in Copenhagen and Helsinki to that of an embassy, the Danish foreign ministry said Saturday. “It is with satisfaction that we announce our joint intention to work with the Palestinians to […]

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Lawyer: Israel pressuring Issawi to end hunger strike

Maan News Agency | April 16, 2013 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Intensive efforts are being made by Israel to convince hunger-striking prisoner Samer Issawi to end his protest action, a lawyer said Tuesday. Israeli negotiators have been visiting Issawi at Kaplan Medical Center since Friday and pressuring him to accept proposals to end his hunger strike, […]

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VIDEO | Footage smuggled from the Estelle refutes Israel’s claims that attack on civilian boats was peaceful

Posted March 2, 2013 Last week, video footage smuggled by the passengers of the Swedish Ship to Gaza, the Estelle, was digitally restored and released.  The video shows how Israeli masked commandos violently attacked and tasered peaceful civilian activists including members of parliament. Smuggled footage and interviews as shown on Swedish TV4 (with English subtitles). […]

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#Estelle Ship to Gaza urges the Government of Sweden to protest against Israel´s piracy and politics of siege

Oct 27, 2012 | Ship to Gaza Sweden Following letter was sent on Friday 26th of October from Ship to Gaza to the Foreign Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt: To Foreign Minister Carl Bildt The Ministry for Foreign Affairs 103 33 Stockholm Once again the Israeli government has acted contrary to international law. The boarding […]

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#Estelle Ship to Gaza | Activists Challenge Israeli Lawlessness ~ by @StephenLendman

Global Research | Stephen Lendman | Oct 25, 2012 For decades, Israel has literally gotten away with murder. Crimes of war and against humanity repeat regularly. Human and civil rights are spurned. Anyone not experiencing it firsthand can’t imagine the ruthlessness of occupation harshness. Besieged Gazans suffer most. For over five years, they’ve been lawlessly […]

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VIDEO | #Estelle Ship to #Gaza | Israelis used “physical violence” against Gaza boat activists

Oct 24, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews On October 20th Estelle was only 30 nautical miles away from Gaza in international waters, when armed forces attacked the sailing vessel and went on board arresting the entire 30-man crew. Estelle was hauled to the port of Ashdod and the activists were escorted to a detention center in Holon, […]

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#Estelle Ship to Gaza | Ship to Gaza Activists Brutalized and Beaten by Israeli Navy ~ by Stephen Lendman

On October 22, GazaArk.org headlined “Release: Estelle crew beaten during (Israel’s) attack. (Participants) were beaten during the attack and by interrogators.” Former Canadian legislator “Jim Manly still in detention.” More on this below. Israeli policy includes repeated crimes of war and against humanity. Occupied Palestinians suffer most. Humanitarian activists are brutalized for trying to help. […]

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#VIDEO | Estelle’s mission. The first moment when IOF came near #Estelle vessel

Oct 23, 2012 by Laura Arau Freedom Flotilla – Estelle’s Mission. Footage of the moments before of the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) boarding Estelle’s vessel     Sign the Petition → Lift the Siege on Gaza Press Release | Estelle Flotilla to Gaza – Press Release (incl pressinfo) Law | United Nations Convention on the […]

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#Estelle Ship to Gaza | Estelle’s mission. First radio contact with IOF forces: “You are war criminal, you are pirate”

Oct 22, 2012 by Laura Arau Freedom Flotilla – Estelle’s Mission. Footage of the first radio contact with IDF (Israel Defense Forces) before the attack of Estelle’s vessel. Sign the Petition → Lift the Siege on Gaza Press Release | Estelle Flotilla to Gaza – Press Release (incl pressinfo) Law | United Nations Convention on […]

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#Estelle Ship to Gaza | Noam Chomsky: The siege on Gaza ‘is a criminal act that has no justification’

The Canadian Boat to Gaza blog The Canadian Boat to Gaza blog will keep you up to date on fundraising and organizing efforts in support of the ‘Tahrir’, a Canadian boat which is currently part of the ‘Freedom Waves to Gaza’. Bloggers will report from on board the Tahrir and on support activities in Halifax, […]

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#Estelle Ship to Gaza | PCHR Calls For The Immediate Release Of ‘Estelle’ International Activists

 Tuesday October 23, 2012 00:33 by Palestinian Centre For Human Rights – PCHR The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the interception by Israeli naval forces of the Swedish ship, the ‘Estelle’, on Sunday, 21 October 2012, while it was in international waters. The Estelle, before leaving Sweden (image from the Freedom Flotilla coalition) […]

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#Estelle Ship to Gaza | Pathetic show of moral bankruptcy: Israeli regime expels 10 Estelle activists

The Gaza-bound ship, Estelle (file photo) PressTV | Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:22AM GMT The Israeli regime has expelled a number of pro-Palestinian peace activists who were nabbed by the Israeli military forces en route to the besieged Gaza Strip on the ship, Estelle. Ten of the 27 activists, who were arrested earlier on board […]

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#Estelle Ship to Gaza | For “PR” Israel media disseminates ‘unarmed’ take over video feat. “shots” before violent takeover

Oct 22, 2012 To justify an alleged non violent take-over of the Estelle, Israeli YNet launches this video (made from board of the Estelle) into MSM to proof there was no violence involved. Right… at least this bit more than 1 minute video shows them coming, not what happened next during the hijack. More resources […]

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