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Gaza flotilla update June 8,
1. Public rally - hear eyewitness accounts from the Mavi
Released hostages have returned home to give accounts of
Monday's attack that differ greatly from that pushed by Israel
in the immediate aftermath of the incident. Contrary to Israel's
claim that its soldiers acted in self-defence, witnesses have described how the
Israelis shot to kill, with at least four activists being intentionally shot in
the head. It has emerged that the truth behind Israel's
claim that activists on the boat were armed is that some passengers desperately
tried to defend themselves with whatever was to hand after the Israelis began
firing live rounds. Witnesses also described how the injured were denied medical
treatment for several hours, as Israeli soldiers ignored pleas for help.
Come to a public rally to hear first-hand what actually
happened aboard the Mavi Marmara and beyond. The meeting will feature several
activists from the flotilla.
7pm on Wednesday 9th June in Conway Hall, Red
Lion Square. (nearest tube: Holborn).
Called by PSC and Viva Palestina with trade union and
2. 20,000 march against Israel’s
More than 20,000 people to the streets of London
on Saturday to protest against Israel’s
brutal attack on the Mavi Marmara. Marchers heard eye-witness accounts
from those returning from the flotilla, many of whom witnessed passengers dying
of gunshot wounds and injuries, as Israeli forces ignored pleas for help.
PSC Director of Campaigns Sarah Colborne paid tribute
to the nine Turkish citizens killed by Israel
-- Furkan Dogan, Ibrahim Bilgen, Ali HaydarBengi, Cevdet Kiliçlar, Çetin
Topçuoglu, Necdet Yildirim, Fahri Yaldiz, Cengiz Songür, Cengiz Akyüz. She called
on everyone to ensure they had not died in vein – by renewing our efforts to
end the siege on Gaza and the occupation of Gaza.
Demonstrations also took place across the country and
around the world – PSC would like to thank everyone who helped mobilise for the
demo at just four days notice.
Watch clips from the demo here >>
3. In the papers: PSC calls for a boycott of Israeli
Thanks to a very generous member, PSC published two
adverts in this Saturday’s Guardian and Independent newspapers calling for
people to take action against Israel’s
continuous violation of human rights and international law. Boycott Israeli
goods - check the label on: grapes, dates, herbs, fruit, potatoes and flowers –
these are the major exports from Israel.
View it here:
Help us do more. Donate to PSC by visiting: www.palestinecampaign.org/donate
4. BDS news: Pixies, Gorillaz sound system, Klaxons
over Flotilla attacks
American rock band Pixies cancelled their upcoming
concert in Israel
on Sunday saying 'events beyond our control have conspired against
us'. It follows recent concert cancellations by the
Klaxons and the Gorillaz Sound System in the wake of Israel’s
attack and killings on the flotilla.
5. Take part in Oxfam’s and Amnesty actions calling
for an end to the siege and an international enquiry
Oxfam – ‘Lift’ the blockade on Gaza
an email to the Foreign secretary to
call for an emergency international conference to lift the blockade of Gaza,
allowing the free movement of people, humanitarian aid and commercial goods
Lift the blockade – text ‘Lift’ to
70066 (text charged at your standard network rates).
Amnesty – International enquiry
into activist killing
Amnesty’s email tool to send an email to William Hague calling for an
independent international enquiry into the killings on the flotilla here >>
Both actions take less than 30 seconds. Don’t forget
to share the links with family, friends and colleagues.
6. Guardian letters: trade unions demand an end to the siege on Gaza
We condemn the Israeli attack on the Gaza
flotilla taking urgently needed aid to the blockaded Palestinian people of Gaza.
We condemn the unlawful actions which led to the killing of at least nine peace
activists and injuries to many more. We call for an immediate and unconditional
end to the Israeli government blockade off Gaza.
We call on the British government and the European
Union to suspend the EU-Israel
association agreement and to end their support for the
blockade and collective punishment of the men, women and children of Gaza.
We call for support for a policy of boycott of Israeli products, disinvestment
from Israeli companies and sanctions against Israel
until justice for the Palestinian people has been achieved.
Betty Hunter General
secretary, Hugh Lanning Chair,
Solidarity Campaign; Tony Woodley Unite the Union, Dave Prentis Unison, Christine Blower National Union of
Teachers, Billy Hayes CWU, Bob Crow RMT, Mark Serwotka PCS
7. Twitter, facebook and forward this update –
available on www.palestinecampaign.org
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