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‘Israel’ Hijacking of Freedom Wave flotilla “Violent and Dangerous”, Activists beaten.

Trevor Hogan From Palestine Aid aboard the Irish boat Saoirse.

Dublin (SaebPress)… Irish Ship to Gaza Coordinator Dr Fintan Lane was able to make a phone call Sunday 6th Nov afternoon from the ‘Israeli’ prison in which he and 13 other Irish citizens are being held. He communicated the following to the Irish Ship to Gaza team in Dublin:

‘’The takeover of the MV Saoirse was violent and dangerous. Despite very clear protests from the occupants of the two boats that they did not want to be taken to Israel, they were forcibly removed from the boats in a violent manner. The whole takeover took about three hours. It began with Israeli forces hosing down the boats with high pressure hoses and pointing guns at the passengers through the windows. I was hosed down the stairs of the boat. Windows were smashed and the bridge of the boat nearly caught fire. The boats were corralled to such an extent that the two boats, the Saoirse and the Tahrir, collided with each other and were damaged, with most of the damage happening to the MV Saoirse. The boats nearly sank. The method used in the takeover was dangerous to human life. The Israeli forces initially wanted to leave the boats at sea, but the abductees demanded that they not be left to float at sea, for they would have been lost and possibly sunk. All belongings of the passengers and crew were taken from them and they still do not know if and what they will get back. The 14 Irish citizens remain in Givon prison.’’

Dr Fintan Lane Irish Ship to Gaza Coordinator

The phone call was very rushed and ended abruptly with Fintan saying, “I have to go.”
Claudia Saba, spokesperson for Irish Ship to Gaza, who received the call from Lane, said: “The account received from Fintan Lane flatly contradicts the Israeli narrative that Israel ‘took every precaution necessary to ensure the safety of the activists on board the vessels’. It is a small miracle that no one was seriously injured during this obviously very violent boarding of the Freedom Waves boats.”

Irish Ship to Gaza spokesperson Laurence Davis added: “This account confirms our fear that the hijacking of the boats was very violent, and explains the time lag between the point at which we lost contact with the boats on Wednesday at 11:12 am (Irish time) and news of the passengers’ arrival at Ashdod not before 5pm.”

In an interview he gave to www.Omniatv.com, Greek captain of the Tahrir Giorgos Klontzas has confirmed the use of violence on him by Israeli soldiers during his interrogation.

 

Freedom Wave Activists beaten

The last direct contact that Palestine Aid Received from Trevor Hogan their delegate  (aboard the Irish boat Saoirse) is this text message, received at 10:08 PM Nov 3, 2011 Palestinian time “Kidnapped, being held against our will by Israeli Army in international waters. Boat nearly destroyed. Need government to press for immediate release.” Trevor then called girlfriend moments later and said, “Did you get the text? Send it out.” Then the phone line went dead.
Majd Kayal, delegate aboard the captured Canada Boat to Gaza and recently released from Givon Prison, confirms the ‘IDF’s’ “peaceful” take-over of the Tahrir was anything but peaceful. An ‘IDF’ video clearly shows the ‘Israeli’ military firing a water cannon at the Tahrir on rough seas, endangering the lives of those aboard. Delegates offering non-violent resistance to the takeover of the civilian ship in international waters were threatened and then beatenby soldiers.

Professor David Heap

One delegate, 45-year-old David Heap, professor at the University of Western Ontario, was particularly badly beaten. ‘Israeli’ prison authorities are continuing to prevent Heap’s family from contacting him by phone.
“As a Palestinian, I was not surprised at how the IDF treated us,” said Kayal, after his release, noting this kind of abuse is a daily reality for the 1.5 million people of Gaza, who are indefinitely detained in an open-air prison. “However, for the Canadians and other Westerners onboard, it was a complete shock.”

 

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Palestine quits Arab league chairmanship over Bahrain, UAE normalisation of ties with Zionist entity

The Palestinian Authority sees the ‎UAE and Bahrain’s normalisation with ‎the Zionist entity as a betrayal of the ‎Palestinians Nobel cause and a blow ‎to their struggle for an independent ‎Palestinian state The Arab league Position on Palestine ‎is based on the Arab peace Initiative

Press TV interviewed Dr. Saeb Shaath, Author and Middle East Affairs expert on the issue of Palestine quits Arab league chairmanship over Bahrain, UAE normalisation of ties with Zionist entity ‘Israel’.

Shaath said: “The Palestinian Authority sees the ‎UAE and Bahrain’s normalisation with ‎the Zionist entity as a betrayal of the ‎Palestinians Nobel cause and a blow ‎to their struggle for an independent ‎Palestinian state The Arab league Position on Palestine ‎is based on the Arab peace Initiative ‎which was proposed by Saudi Arabia in ‎the 2002 Beirut Arab Summit which calls ‎for a “two-state solution” along the ‎‎1967 war lines and a “just” solution to ‎the Palestinian refugee issue”.

Shaath explained: ” ‎2 weeks ago on 9 of September the ‎Arab League failed to condemn the ‎Emirates who broke ranks with the Arab ‎League position … … the General ‎Secretariat of the Arab League headed by ‎Ahmed Abu ‎‏ ‏Gayit the Former Egyptian ‎F M of the deposed Mubarak regime , dropped a Palestinian draft resolution ‎which called for the condemnation of the ‎normalisation agreement between the ‎UAE and Zionist entity” .

Shaath added ” ‏ ‏the General Secretariat of the Arab ‎League decided to overlook the UAE’s ‎normalisation of ties with Zionist entity and ‎did not issue any condemnation of that ‎normalisation” .

Shaath went on to say” Most Forging minsters who attended that ‎Arab League FM’s Video conference ‎‎…raised their laud voices in support of ‎Saudi collation position calling for the ‎deterrence of the “Iranian interference” in ‎Yemen and Turkish ambitions in Libya”.‎

Shaath explained “In that meeting of the Arab league FMs, ‎lots of the foreign ministers supported the ‎Saudi position, hopping for financial benefits. They ‎did not mind the Zionist-American ‎colonialism of Arabic land in Syria, Iraq ‎Libya and the Arabian peninsula. While they do not see how vital and ‎urgent it is to start a dialogue with their own ‎Muslim brothers and neighbours, such as ‎Iran or Turkey to resolve any disputes” Shaath said” those ministers likes their regimes to stay as an American puppets, while the US uses their countries in waging their wars on Arab and Muslim ‎Nations, like Iraq, Syria and Libya”.

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Kuwaiti parties dismiss Trump allegation kingdom will normalise ties with Zionist entity ‘Israel’ soon

Kuwait will not forget the blood of the martyrs, the sufferings of mothers, children, prisoners and the wounded, and the sacrifices of generations throughout the decades of Zionist oppression and aggression against Palestine and al-Quds al-Sharif,

Press Tv interviews, Saeb Shaath, author and Middle East political Expert and Ali Al-Faraj, a political activist. Kuwait likely to be next Arab state to normalise ties with Israel: Trump Trump announced the likely normalisation of bilateral ties between Kuwait and ‘Israel’ at a White House press briefing Friday hours after meeting with the son of Kuwait’s ruling emir.

The White House said the president had awarded the US Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, adding that it was the first time the honour has been given since 1991. The emir’s eldest son, Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, accepted the award on behalf of his father at a private ceremony with Trump on Friday. Trump’s remarks were a stark contrast from what the Kuwaiti government had said last month.

A local newspaper cited a Kuwaiti official as saying that the Persian Gulf state would “be the last” to sign a normalization agreement with Israel. “Our stance on ‘Israel’ has not changed following the UAE normalization agreement, and we will be the last to normalize relations,” the al-Qabas newspaper cited the unnamed senior official as stating.

“The Kuwaiti position is consistent with its decades-old foreign policy approach in support of the Palestinian cause, as it is the premier Arab issue,” it added, quoting the official. A number of Kuwaiti political parties have roundly condemned US President Donald Trump’s claim that the Persian Gulf kingdom may soon normalise relations with Israel after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain signed normalisation agreements with the Tel Aviv regime at the White House earlier this week.

The factions, in a joint statement released on Sunday, called upon the Kuwaiti government to issue an official statement in rejection of Trump’s allegation. “Kuwait will not forget the blood of the martyrs, the sufferings of mothers, children, prisoners and the wounded, and the sacrifices of generations throughout the decades of Zionist oppression and aggression against Palestine and al-Quds al-Sharif,” the statement added. They also urged the legislature to expedite the passing of a law, which would criminalise any normalisation with the Israeli regime and demand that the lawmakers protect the Arab country against any potential bullying and pressure by Washington.

Trump claimed at a White House press briefing on Friday that Kuwait will likely normalise relations with Israel in the near future.SHOW LESS

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Bahrain joining UAE’s act of treason in recognising the Zionist entity ‘Israel’

Palestinians have unanimously censured the UAE-Zionist entity ‘Israel’ peace deal, which runs counter to a long-standing Arab consensus

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Trump has announced the normalisation of bilateral ties between Bahrain and the Zionist entity ‘Israel’, the second Arab state to join a deal widely censured as a betrayal of the Palestinian nation and the Palestinian cause.

Trump said in a tweet on Friday that Bahrain had agreed to join the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in striking what he called a peace deal to normalise relations with Tel Aviv.

Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal – the second Arab country to make peace with Israel in 30 days! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2020 The White House said the US president had tweeted out the news after speaking by phone to Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Trump also attached to a separate tweet a joint statement, whereby the three had agreed on and expressed commitment to “the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

” They also boasted the deal in the statement as a “historic breakthrough,” and claimed the agreement was aimed at increasing “stability, security, and prosperity in the region.”

The Palestinians have unanimously censured the UAE-Zionist entity ‘Israel’ peace deal, which runs counter to a long-standing Arab consensus that any normalisation of ties with the Tel Aviv regime has to come in the context of the settlement of the Zionist entity’s ‘Israel’-Palestinian conflict and the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state.

The UAE-Zionist entity ‘Israel’ agreement has also sparked protests and condemnations from Muslim and other Arab countries, who described it as an act of treason against the Palestinians.

Saeb Shaath analysing to Press TV the Trump announcement of the normalisation of bilateral ties between Bahrain and the occupying Zionist regime

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