Israeli navy intercepts Gaza-bound aid flotilla
Israeli naval vessels have intercepted a Gaza-bound international aid flotilla seeking to break the crippling blockade of the Palestinian territory.
According to a Press TV correspondent on-board one of the ships, the two vessels were shadowed by Israeli warplanes and naval vessels in international waters on Friday as they approached the besieged Gaza Strip.
Eight Israeli warships made radio contact with the ships, calling on them to change course towards Egypt or to turn around.
URGENT REPORT FROM IRISH BOAT: WARSHIPS APPROACHING / BOAT IS 48 NAUTICAL MILES FROM GAZA
(time of call: 10:58 am Irish time)
EMERGENCY ACTION IN NYC: 5pm to 6:30pm tomorrow, Friday, November 4th
WESPAC, Code Pink – NYC and other Palestine Solidarity groups are organizing an emergency support vigil for the passengers on the Saoirse and the Tahrir. This vigil will take place from 5pm to 6:30pm Friday, November 4th across the street from the Israeli Consulate in mid-town Manhattan located at 800 2nd Avenue between 42nd Street and 43rd Street. Denise Rickles, with Code Pink NYC, will be the point person for this support rally. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please bring appropriate signs with you such as:
END THE SIEGE OF GAZA NOW!
OCCUPY WALL STREET NOT GAZA
END U.S. FUNDING OF ISRAELI ATTACKS
Chicago area prepares emergency response if Israeli forces target the Tahrir and the Saoirse on their way to Gaza
“In the event that Israel attacks our ships, there will be an Emergency Response protest at the Israeli Consulate in Chicago at 5:00 PM on the following work day (Monday-Friday). Please bring Palestinian flags and appropriate posters. “
E-mail email@example.com to tell us about any actions you plan in your local area.