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Home arrow Events arrow * EYEWITNESS REPORT: ISRAELI PIRACY ON THE FREEDOM FLOTILLAS *
* EYEWITNESS REPORT: ISRAELI PIRACY ON THE FREEDOM FLOTILLAS * PDF Print E-mail
Jun 11, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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A Public Forum With Flotilla Survivor Kevin Neish
Friday, June 18, 7pm
 
Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch), Alice McKay Room
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 6B1

Free admission. Donations will be collected and all proceeds will go the next Freedom Flotillas.

For more information email sphr.ubc@gmail.com or phone Omar Shaban 604-379-4050

Sponsored by

Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign (BIAC)
Canadian Islamic Congress
Canada Palestine Association
Canada Palestine Support Network
No One Is Illegal
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) UBC
StopWar.ca
Voice of Palestine

Background

Kevin Neish, from Victoria, B.C., was a part of the international solidarity flotilla to break the siege and blockade of Gaza which was brutally stopped by the Israeli commandoes in the early morning hours of May 31, 2010. The flotilla, which included six ships with over 600 activists from more than 30 countries, was carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.

Neish explained, "I got a taste of life in Gaza for the day," after witnessing the massacre on board the MV Mavi Marmara, where Israeli Forces killed at least nine people. In addition to witnessing and speaking out, Neish smuggled out photographs documenting the Israeli massacre which have been published in the Turkish press.

This latest Israeli crime has been condemned worldwide. There have been protest actions across Canada -- including three rallies in Vancouver alone -- condemning the flotilla assault and the Harper government's uncritical support of Israel, whose Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visiting with Harper in Ottawa when the May 31 massacre was carried out.

Further reading: Victoria's B-Channel News has compiled stories about Kevin Neish here: http://bchannelnews.tv/?p=5144

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Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Special Coordinator For the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representatives of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority Envoy to the Quartet
May 2007
Accessible at  http://tinyurl.com/2aevpx
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