Spanish prosecutor finds “strong evidence” of crimes against humanity, illegal detention and torture in Israel’s attack on Gaza flotilla. Read more about Spain prosecutor requests ICC referral of case against Israel's Netanyahu for 2010 flotilla attack
The complaint says Turkish courts have jurisdiction over Israel’s international piracy. Read more about Mavi Marmara lawyers file case against Israel for seizure of Gaza-bound Estelle
Media watchdog FAIR talks to Ali Abunimah about the Guardian’s hiring of murder-inciter Joshua Treviño. Read more about Listen: Ali Abunimah on FAIR's Counterspin about the Guardian and Joshua Treviño
The Guardian continues to lie to its readers about its new columnist Joshua Treviño’s record. Read more about American student shot dead by Israel “deserved” to die says Guardian's Joshua Treviño
The Guardian is proud to have hired a new pro-Israel contributor who says those who disagree with him should be murdered Read more about New Guardian team member openly incited Israel to murder Alice Walker and others
Israel media report that the head of the Turkish charity that sponsored the Mavi Marmara is being probed for Al-Qaida ties by Turkish authorities. But there are good reasons to be very skeptical about these reports. Read more about Is head of Turkey charity IHH that sponsored Mavi Marmara really being probed for Al-Qaida funding?
Only six out of the original 27 Freedom Waves participants have been released, twenty-one participants are still detained in Israeli prisons. Egyptian journalist with Almasry Alyoum, Lina Attalah was the first to be released, she was handed over to officials at the Egyptian Embassy in Israel who later escorted her back home to Egypt through Taba crossing, Lina wrote an eyewitness account which can be found here. Read more about Freedom Waves participants still detained in Israeli prison
Demonstrations were held today in Ramallah and Gaza in support with the Freedom Waves flotilla on it’s way to Gaza. Protesters in Ramallah marched from Manara Square to a UN building to demand protection for the Freedom Waves flotilla. Palestinian youth also submitted a statement demanding UN action to protect the boats and end complicity with the Gaza siege. Read more about Actions in support with the FreedomWaves ships
In the latest attempt to challenge Israel’s heinous, inhumane, and unjustified blockade over the Palestinian Gaza strip, two boats carrying Palestinian and international activists and journalists have set sail towards Gaza. Israel has used filthy tactics to foil last summer’s Gaza-bound flotilla. Read more about FreedomWaves to Gaza!
I had to admit, it was hard to shift gears for the Alice Walker/Ali Abunimah talk yesterday. Just a few hours earlier, the Occupy Wall Street protests were hitting their apogee, where I’m told some 15 to 50 thousand people took to the streets in numbers so great that they swelled at the seams and burst into the streets at times, challenging the right of the city and police to control popular expression. Read more about Leaving the Shore: Reflections on a Night with Alice Walker, Ali Abunimah and Historic Occupy Wall Street Protests