Officials say that banned luxury goods like pasta and cordiander will be allowed into the Gaza Strip under the new list, but so far the government has been mum on the most needed item, cement.
Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that there were never any humanitarian supplies or equipment aboard the Mavi Marmara, where Israeli commandos were ambushed by armed mercenaries posing as peace activists.
When they finished they took a knife and expanded the wound he already had in his stomach. They cut his ab muscles horizontally and by hand spilled his guts out.
British musician Roger Waters of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd sings a new version of “We Shall Overcome” in a music video cut to footage from the upcoming documentary, “Roadmap to Apartheid."
As Israel ordered a slight easing of its blockade of Gaza, McClatchy obtained an Israeli government document that describes the blockade not as a security measure but as "economic warfare" against the [elected] Islamist group Hamas, which rules the P
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards are ready to provide a military escort to cargo ships trying to break Israel's blockade of Gaza
Contrary to propaganda originating in Israel, Gaza is not the land of plenty and Israel is not the great benefactor of the Palestinians. Rather, the people of Gaza are being made to suffer as few in the U.S. can imagine; all because of the illegal bl
Contrary to popular opinion, many Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza live a middle class (and in some cases an upper class) lifestyle that western journalists refuse to report because it doesn’t fit with their simplistic story.
The Hamas government in Gaza is apparently not interested in receiving the goods that were carried by the 'humanitarian' Turkey-sponsored flotilla Israel intercepted.
Not only was this one of the largest peace demonstrations for a long time, but also the first time that all parts of the Israeli peace camp - from Gush Shalom and Hadash to Peace Now and Meretz – did unite for common action. The main slogan was “The
Unedited version of video that has been released previously, though heavily edited, by Israel in an attempt to back its version of the raid on the unarmed Gaza aid flotilla.
It was clear from the moment news of the flotilla attack emerged that Israel was taking extreme steps to suppress all evidence about what happened other than its own official version.
Actual footage of "Mavi Mamara" activist weapons uncovered before and after the IDF ship raid, television interviews with vessel passengers prior to the raid along with actual footage of Mavi passengers readying to attack Israeli commandos.
Bulent Yildirim, who was deported from Israel along with hundreds of other foreigners who tried breaching an Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, said activists grabbed weapons from IDF commandos, but then threw them into the sea.
"We have got to understand that people in third world countries think and care and smile and cry just like us. We have got to understand that they dream our dreams and we dream theirs." -R Corrie, age 10
Aside from the knifes, rocks, and slingshots found in a search of the Mavi Marmara, weapons were discovered leading Israeli defense officials to believe that there may have been weapons on board along with plans to kidnap an IDF commando.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on Friday at a rally in the Turkish province of Konya that Hamas is a resistance movement and not a terrorist group.
The members of the mercenary group were not carrying identity cards or passports. Each of them had an envelope in his pocket with about $10,000 in cash in which the funding for the mercenaries may have come from elements within the Turkish government
The MV Rachel Corrie, a cargo ship in the Freedom Flotilla whose passage from Ireland was delayed by mechanical difficulties, is now hours away from its destination. "I commend this courageous action of brave international civilians who are carryi
"One of the nine people killed in the Israeli raid on an aid flotilla Monday was a 19-year-old man with dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship, a U.S. State Department official said," CBS News reports.
Israel on Thursday resisted calls for an international inquiry to investigate its lethal seizure of a Turkish ship bound for blockaded Gaza. The United States, less outspoken than most of Israel's enemies and friends backed calls for an international
Wrong intelligence, wrong guns, wrong tactics. Israel's military acknowledged big mistakes on Tuesday during the bungled boarding of a Gaza-bound aid ship in which elite troops killed nine international activists.
Two of the Turkish men shot dead during the Israeli commando raid on an aid flotilla heading for the Gaza strip were activists who wanted to be martyrs for their faith.
Actual footage of Israeli soldiers boarding a Gaza flotilla ship. As it turns out, the aggressors in the Gaza flotilla incident were the Gazans. Israeli soldiers fired in self defense.
In raw video captured by Al Jazeera and published to YouTube, journalists provide a play-by-play of the harrowing event as pops and cracks echo in the background. Even before the Israeli forces were aboard, one says, they were pelting the boat with t
Israel will use more aggressive force in the future to prevent ships from breaking the sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, a top Navy commander said. "We boarded the ship and were attacked as if it was a war," the officer said. "That will mean that we wi
Joe Meadors, survivor of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty was hoping to drop a wreath off the coast of Gaza to honor his ship and shipmates. He is now one hundreds detained after the attack on the flotilla in international waters.
The flotilla achieved its strategic mission. It got Israel to take violent action against it. In doing so, Israel ran into its own fist.
Israel raids humanitarian flotilla (a lot of wounded--at least one guy convulsing in death and the raid itself--you have been warned) in Arabic. al-Jazeera video At least nine switching cameras--fairly raw footage from the raided vessel.
The White House speaking on the eve of a meeting of President Obama with the Israeli Prime Minister, said the US "deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries sustained" in the incident and are "currently working to understand the circumstances surro