Posted by: pinkturtle2 | Jun 6, 2010

Penumpang Dan Awak Rachel Corrie Akan Dihantar Pulang

Israeli naval commando boats sail into the port of Ashdod, Israel, Saturday, June 5, 2010. Israeli forces seized a Gaza-bound aid vessel swiftly and without meeting resistance on Saturday, preventing it from breaking a naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory days after a similar effort turned bloody.

Israeli naval commando boats sail into the port of Ashdod, Israel, Saturday, June 5, 2010. Israeli forces seized a Gaza-bound aid vessel swiftly and without meeting resistance on Saturday, preventing it from breaking a naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory days after a similar effort turned bloody.

Four small boats carrying Israeli navy commandos speed into the military port of Ashdod in southern Israel on June 5, 2010, following the arrival of the Rachel Corrie aid ship (not seen in picture) which was prevented by from reaching the Gaza Strip to deliver around 1,000 tonnes of aid and supplies.

Four small boats carrying Israeli navy commandos speed into the military port of Ashdod in southern Israel on June 5, 2010, following the arrival of the Rachel Corrie aid ship (not seen in picture) which was prevented by from reaching the Gaza Strip to deliver around 1,000 tonnes of aid and supplies.

The 1,200-ton Gaza-bound ship Rachel Corrie approaches the port of Ashdod, Israel, Saturday, June 5, 2010. Israeli forces seized a Gaza-bound aid vessel swiftly and without meeting resistance on Saturday, preventing it from breaking a naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory days after a similar effort turned bloody.

The 1,200-ton Gaza-bound ship Rachel Corrie approaches the port of Ashdod, Israel, Saturday, June 5, 2010. Israeli forces seized a Gaza-bound aid vessel swiftly and without meeting resistance on Saturday, preventing it from breaking a naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory days after a similar effort turned bloody.

The Rachel Corrie aid ship (C), marked with the orange, white and green of the Irish flag, enters the military port of Ashdod in southern Israel on June 5, 2010, after the 1,200-tonne vessel was prevented by Israeli naval forces from reaching the Gaza Strip to deliver around 1,000 tonnes of aid and supplies, half of which was reportedly cement -- a substance which Israel does not allow into the Hamas-run impoverished territory.

The Rachel Corrie aid ship (C), marked with the orange, white and green of the Irish flag, enters the military port of Ashdod in southern Israel on June 5, 2010, after the 1,200-tonne vessel was prevented by Israeli naval forces from reaching the Gaza Strip to deliver around 1,000 tonnes of aid and supplies, half of which was reportedly cement — a substance which Israel does not allow into the Hamas-run impoverished territory.

Israel tawan kapal bantuan antarabangsa Gaza ke pelabuhan Ashdod

06/06/2010 2:34am

ASHDOD, Israel 5 Jun – Kapal bantuan kemanusiaan antarabangsa yang di halangan dan ditawan oleh tentera rejim Israel daripada memasuki Genting Gaza awal hari ini telah memasuki pelabuhan Ashdod dengan dikawal ketat oleh tentera pengganas Yahudi, kata wartawan AFP.

Kapal Rachel Corrie seberat 1,200 tan itu dilihat memasuki pelabuhan dengan kawalan ketat oleh dua buah kapal tentera laut rejim selama lima jam selepas tentera penceroboh rejim Israel ke atas kapal bantuan kemanusiaan antarabangsa itu memerintahkan agar operasi penawanan dilakukan tanpa kekerasan.

Rachel Corrie yang tertera jelas dengan perkataan `Bebaskan Gaza’ dengan kibaran bendera Ireland berwarna oren, putih dan hijau pada sisi badan kapal itu kelihatan bergerak masuk dengan begitu perlahan, katanya. – AFP

………………………………………………………………………………………….

Israel boards Gaza aid ship

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s navy boarded a ship carrying aid to Gaza without incident on Saturday, five days after killing nine people on a Turkish aid ship to enforce what Washington calls an unsustainable blockade.

The navy, whose actions on Monday triggered an international outcry, took control of the Rachel Corrie and sailed it to Ashdod, where it docked, the Israeli military said.

The Irish-owned cargo vessel had ignored the navy’s orders to divert and allow its cargo to be unloaded and inspected before delivery to Gaza.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the 19 passengers and crew had been taken to an Interior Ministry holding facility near Tel Aviv pending deportation, probably within hours.

“The passengers and crew will be processed and will be put on the next suitable flight to their place of origin,” he said.

The army said the ship had been boarded in the Mediterranean “with the full compliance of the crew and without incident.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement: “Forces used the same procedures for Monday’s flotilla and Saturday’s boat but were met by a different response.

“On today’s ship and in five of the six vessels in the previous flotilla, (their boarding) procedure ended without casualties. The only difference was with one ship where extremist Islamic activists, supporters of terrorism, waited for our troops on the deck with axes and knives.”

The Rachel Corrie, carrying Irish, Malaysian and other activists, is named after a pro-Palestinian activist killed in Gaza in 2003.

Its mission was the latest bid to break a blockade imposed on Gaza four years ago with the stated aim of stopping its Hamas rulers from bolstering their arsenal to fight the Jewish state.

“Israel will continue to exercise its right to self defense. We will not allow the establishment of an Iranian port in Gaza,” Netanyahu said.

Kevin Squires of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Dublin, one of whose members was on the Rachel Corrie, called the boarding “another brazen act of Israeli piracy.”

A senior Turkish pathologist said autopsy results had found 30 bullets in the bodies of the activists killed in the raid on the Mavi Marmara this week. All the dead were Turks, including one with dual U.S. citizenship. Ankara’s already strained ties with Israel, once an ally, are at an all-time low.

ARRANGEMENTS “UNSUSTAINABLE”

Friends and foes alike have heaped criticism on Israel.

While the United States, its main ally, has expressed more sympathy than most for its security concerns, it has also spoken of the need for Gazans to receive adequate supplies, and signaled that the embargo cannot continue in its present form.

“We are working urgently with Israel, the Palestinian Authority and other international partners to develop new procedures for delivering more goods and assistance to Gaza,” a spokesman for the White House National Security Council said.

“The current arrangements are unsustainable and must be changed.”

The U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, said the embargo, which had blighted the lives of Gaza’s 1.5 million people, was illegal.

“International humanitarian law prohibits starvation of civilians as a method of warfare and … it is also prohibited to impose collective punishment on civilians,” she said.

Israel denies there is a humanitarian crisis in Gaza and says it lets in hundreds of truckloads of supplies each day.

But it does stop cement and other materials that it says could be used by Hamas for military purposes, and a range of other goods with no obvious military application.

Hamas, an Islamist group backed by Syria and Iran, is hostile to Israel and does not recognize interim peace agreements signed by the Western-backed Palestinian Authority led by President Mahmoud Abbas, who holds sway in the West Bank.

TURKISH ANGER

Analysts expect Israel, buffeted by diplomatic storms in the past year, at least to modify the blockade. Israeli officials say Netanyahu is considering some form of international role in enforcing an arms embargo, while letting in “civilian goods.”

There have also been calls for an international inquiry. Israeli officials have proposed a foreign role in an Israeli inquiry.

The head of Turkey’s state forensics laboratory said autopsy results on the nine Turkish activists killed in Monday’s raid showed they had been shot a total of 30 times, many at close range. Five were killed by gunshots to the head, he said.

Twenty-four people were still in a hospital in Ankara, including seven in critical condition, according to physicians.Reuters

Advertisements

Tinggalkan Jawapan

Masukkan butiran anda dibawah atau klik ikon untuk log masuk akaun:

WordPress.com Logo

Anda sedang menulis komen melalui akaun WordPress.com anda. Log Out / Tukar )

Twitter picture

Anda sedang menulis komen melalui akaun Twitter anda. Log Out / Tukar )

Facebook photo

Anda sedang menulis komen melalui akaun Facebook anda. Log Out / Tukar )

Google+ photo

Anda sedang menulis komen melalui akaun Google+ anda. Log Out / Tukar )

Connecting to %s

Kategori

%d bloggers like this: