Here’s just a short post as I’m currently teaching 14 hour days this weekend…my friend Caoimhe is still on the Rachel Corrie which I believe has just been intercepted by the Israelis. All the others are now safe–Hedy apparently was sick and never made it on board and I can’t help but be thankful. Anne Wright is back in New York–both she and Huwaidaa report that the women were treated brutally by the Israelis but are now safe and okay. Another friend, Paul Larudee, was badly beaten but is now free. Eyewitness reports are coming in which completely contradict the Israeli propaganda machine’s attempts to smear the flotilla activists. Most horrifying–the autopsy report on the nine Turkish activists who were killed report that they were shot close range, several in the head and face, and multiple times. The evidence is consistant with eye-witness reports of commandos attacking with intent to kill. Below are some links to reputable sources:
UK Guardian article: Gaza Flotilla Activists Were Shot in Head at Close Range
Michigan Peace Team–link to French video
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Freedom Flotilla Update
A few days ago I linked to Starhawk's report on the Israeli attack. Here's her update in full.