5th July 09 Video Free Gaza News Prisoners

5th July 09 Video Free Gaza News Prisoners


The kidnapping of 21 international
human rights workers attempting to deliver needed aid
to a besieged people is an outrage, but it is hardly an isolated one. Since its founding in 1948 the State of Israel has regularly kidnapped
and tortured Palestinians, throwing them into forgotten prisons
where they can languish for years. Today, over 11,000 Palestinian political prisoners
without benefit of due process, some never even charged – men, women, and children – endure torture and isolation in Israeli jails, outdoor prison camps, and secret black sites. They come from all walks of life: doctors, journalists, parliamentarians, workers, resistance fighters, homemakers, students and others. They are our sisters and brothers. The Gaza Strip is one of the most
densely populated places on the planet. A 25-mile-long narrow coastal plain
wedged between Israel and Egypt, Gaza is home to 1.5 million Palestinians, over half of them children. Most of its population are refugees
or their descendants, driven out of Historical Palestine
during Israel’s founding in 1948. Surrounded by 40-foot high walls
of iron and steel, Gaza has only 3 points of entry or exit: the border crossings with Israel, the crossings with Egypt, and the sea. Israel has occupied Gaza since 1967, maintaining complete control over
Gaza’s air space and territorial waters, imports and exports, and travel
into or out of the territory. Since January 2006, Israel has subjected the Gaza Strip
to an increasingly severe blockade, restricting Gaza’s ability to import fuel,
spare parts, and other necessary materials. Compared to December 2005, less than 20 percent of the supplies needed for
normal trade are allowed into Gaza by Israel, and foreign investment has fallen off
by over 95 percent. As a result, the economy
has completely collapsed. Most of Gaza’s industrial plants
have been forced to close, causing steep increases in unemployment, poverty and childhood malnutrition rates. In December 2008, Israel broke a ceasefire with Gaza and began a three week campaign of bombings,
home invasions, and general destruction. During this massacre, homes, schools, mosques, and
UN centers were all attacked by Israel. Thirteen Israelis, including 4 Israeli civilians,
lost their lives, while over 1,300 Palestinian men,
women, and children were slaughtered. Since the end of the massacre it has become harder than ever to bring in
humanitarian relief, reconstruction aid, or developmental supplies. According to a recent report
from the Red Cross, the people of Gaza are now
“trapped in despair.” On June 30th 2009, Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded
the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY and kidnapped 21 human rights workers
and journalists, including Nobel laureate Mairead Maguire and
former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. The group was on their way to deliver much needed
humanitarian and reconstruction supplies to besieged Gaza. The 21 passengers aboard
the Spirit of Humanity have been jailed for attempting to break into
the prison that is Gaza and to provide some small relief to the
members of our common human family who are imprisoned there for
the “crime” of simply being Palestinian. The Siege of Gaza continues, and the humanitarian condition of
the one and a half million human beings illegally incarcerated in Gaza is now at its worst point
in the last forty years of Israeli occupation.

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19 thoughts on “5th July 09 Video Free Gaza News Prisoners”

  • How can they do this? What right does Israel have to torture the indigenous Palestinians with our money? It's time for Americans to say NOT IN OUR NAME

  • Apparently, your new president doesnt care enough to interfere. Doesnt want to mess things up with the Israeli. And this event clearly shows how little your US government cares for people around the world in fact.

  • starlight1946 says:

    It is not only our President but all the World Leaders who don't give a care except maybe the President of Iran, and he sure isn't going to get the Mossad mercenaries and who all rioting again there in Iran. President Ahmadinejad did speak in the past against Israel's crimes against the Palestinians. He and former President Jimmy Carter are the only two I know. In fact Carter went to Gaza recently and said the Wall must come down!

  • rightofreturn says:

    Great video and content. The 11,000 Palestinian prisoners hardly get any attention. Thank you Free Gaza Movement for shedding the light on their plight.

  • You know, it just KILLS me that this has not been IN the USA news (I know, shouldn't surprise me, at ALL, considering who owns our media)… We have a well-known AMERICAN– FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN in there (and she's doing great and holding strong), so how, IN the USA, is this NON_NEWS??

    jUST blows my mind, ENTIRELY.

    Thanks for such a great compliation of pics, stories, wording. Great job. I am hoping this, as well as other sources, get Americans to OPEN THEIR EYES!!!

  • I can not thank all of you enough for the bravery you display. Allah is watching over you. I have emailed this to all my contacts and told them to forward it to theirs. We need to get this video out to the world!
    Israel's time is coming, or should I say going.
    Long Live Palestine
    Long live Free Gaza
    God Bless

  • Every American should see this video and know that their tax dollars are going to support this country that has lost any right to exist as a Jewish and racist state. It is way past time for the world to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Israel for its high crimes against humanity.
    As a Jew I say NOT IN MY NAME!

  • Craig Travis says:

    Why is Israel doing this? Is it something about jews? This will not end well. Israel has the bomb. When it can no longer go on won't it use it?

  • THis travesty is not about being Jewish. It's about being white. Israel is a white bastion in the middle of a brown neighborhood. Israel treats it's own Sephardic Jews as second class citizens, its Ethiopian Jews as third class citizens, and its Palestinians as barely citizens inside Israel, no rights outside in the occupied territories.

    Most of the Jewish human rights activists are appalled at what Israel does in their names. Don't be so simplistic as to assume this is a religious war. I

  • Posting comments will do little help to end this crime against Palestinians. So my question is what we all can do right now? We can't relay on our leaders.(If we could this would ended long time ago) We can't relay on mass media either. If nothing is done one day the same fate will strike us too. So please do the right thing

  • This is a grave civil rights issue, how long will it take to stop the insanity? The tragedy is that all this information is available, but those in power simply ignore it and the mass of humanity is more concerned with survival and pleasure, "panem et circenses," McDonald's and Michael Jackson are their gods. So the "leaders" of the world are exempt from putting pressure on precious Israel. God, I hate Hitler!

  • DaSouth123, in order to stem any further ignorant postings concerning Allah, please be advised that "Allah" is the Arabic word for "God," just as "Dieu" is in French and "Theos" in Greek. So when you say "Alah [sic] is evil," you are saying "God is evil." Go to an Arabic Christian church, like Syrian Orthodox, and the Arabic word will be "Allah" for each use of "God." So do not use the name of Allah in vain. By the way, "Jesus" is "Issa" in Arabic. Allah and Issa be with you!

  • Abd al Haqq Al Almani says:

    i hate this children murder so much, may Allah swt destroyed them like hi destroyd pharao, Zionism=Fashism in israel amee and gouvermont , they are hundrets of adolf hitlers(sharon, olmert, netanyahu, lieberman barak ect.), cold bastards without heard, they love to kill.

    Where is obama the biggest joke in the history of amerika, where is all the freedom and peace, where is chang we can believe, where is yes e can?, yes we knwoh you can´t, because you are the same pupet of israel like bush

  • Abd al Haqq Al Almani says:

    @gazafriends God bles you for all your work!!!!

    we need more people like you.

    i dont hate jews i am only against this zionism and israel, if the hole world knows waht there did since 60 years agains the palestina people, 90% would stand up and say no, they woulde fight against them, but all media is in there hands , this is wye we need people like you. GOD BLES YOU.

  • So the Israeli apologists have shown up on this site. Mcasher, who has never been to Gaza and has no idea what he/she is talking about is playing the Zionist game here from the Zionist playbook. They must memorize this stuff. It's bordering on boring if they weren't so pernicious

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