Gaza flotilla update June 8, 2010
1. Public rally – hear eyewitness accounts from the Mavi Marmara
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 other support.
2. 20,000 march against Israel ’s Gaza flotilla attacks