“Anger everywhere” in Gaza after Israel storms aid ships

The Israeli Army's interception of a flotilla of boats heading to Gaza with 10,000 tonnes of aid has dismayed locals in the strip. One of them, a student from Gaza City, says that people are already heading out to protest against the attack.

The three cargo and three passenger ships were in international waters when Israeli soldiers stormed the vessels at 4:30am in order to stop them from reaching Gaza. Israel's army, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), says its soldiers were met with gunfire, after which they fired back, killing at least 10 people (unconfirmed) and injuring dozens.

In the Gaza Strip, the population has woken to the news that the ships will not be delivering the essential aid. The Palestinian territory has lived under an Israeli embargo ever since the Islamist group Hamas took power there four years ago.

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The interception in amateur images

Video footage from the live stream of one of the boats, the Mavi Mamara. Other images filmed by activists on the boat. See the full video here.

“Calls for protests are everywhere on the internet and it looks like people are already setting out”

Lina is an English literature student at the Islamic University of Gaza.

Like the rest of the world we haven't heard anything from the activists since the Israelis cut their signal. We were getting Twitter and Facebook updates and people were sending texts but then they all disappeared and now the only thing we can do is watch Al Jazeera like everyone else.

The anger here is everywhere. I really hope that people turn that anger into action on the streets by protesting. Calls for protests are everywhere on the internet and it looks like people are already setting out to show their support.

The aid itself wouldn't have been much help considering the dire lack of resources we have anyway. It was more of a symbolic gesture from the activists. What we're lacking here in Gaza is more than food and medicine, it's freedom. And what the boats were really trying to show was solidarity.

The only good that can come of this is if other countries use it as a reason to reprimand Israel and put pressure on the government. There must be consequences."

The interception in thermal images

The Israeli Defense Forces released these thermal images, filmed from a helicopter, on Monday afternoon.

Comments

This is a National Issue

This is not an international issue, only Israel can fix palestineans.

State of terrorisme

The so called state of Israel had stroke again in the watchfull of International community and his US sponsor.
People should and have to demonstrate in the USA to put more pressure on the government, because all this are happening with the US weapon and tax payer money.All what the UN will do now is talk with no concrete action. And everyone will forget about it as usual.But wait and see for this injustice cause God is just and patient.

If your leaders stop impoting weapons into Gaza,

withdraw their promise to annihilate Israel, break their ties with terrorists and radical nations who support terrorism, stop incitement, especially the poisoning of young children's minds, become a democracy with equal rights for all of its citizens, and I firmly believe Israel will lift its blockade. Impossible, I know!

Piracy

Hello,

This is an unqualified act of piracy, which is defined in international law by attacking undefended ships in international waters. Sticks and batons do NOT represent a threat to Israeli navy.

Actually, even NORTH KOREA acts better than Israel : at least, THEY attack military ships, not humanitarian convoys. Israel, this time, has gone too far by openly attacking in INTERNATIONAL waters a group of civilians. This is a major screwup, and will lead to unimaginable consequences. I just hope these consequences do not involve anyone dying, military or civillian (well, except Nethanyaou obviously).

>La vérité telle qu'elle est et non telle qu'elle devrait l'être.

Hello everyone (very important!)

HELLO '
I AM 14 YAERS OLD AND I LIVE IN ISRAEL, AND BECAUSE THAT I DON'T KNOW TO SPEAK ENGLISH SO GOOD I TRY TO EXPLAIN MANY THINGS ABOUT THE Rally
OK,
The main objective of the boats came together was for weapons to Israel only.
When the ship trying to pass the city threatens us and intends to harm us, so we have weapons to go into action against this goal.
Just know that we are aware of his hatred prevailing crisis the world and was until now the relationship with Turkey was not at first have no intention to kill a soul, we stopped opposite the ships for peaceful purposes because of what was in those ships!
All State of Israel expresses its great regret over the casualties but everyone must understand that when our troops reached the same boat they were attacked and one soldier was even thrown off a cliff if they did not open fire so they could be very great danger to life!
Anyone who is certain that Israel is a criminal, a murderer, and more .. Let him think for a moment to himself if such interests that the state has also conditioned to hate all the world!

Each of you can continue to think the way he wants but when he does it then take a step other try to understand the other side without messing all day just on the other unhappy alleged poor

I finished my words, hope Sahpnatm understanding if not then it's also good
Good evening everybody have a great week!

This is typical Israeli

This is typical Israeli propoganda. You are NOT 14 but a male in his 30s. We get you lote posting your BS on all the UK sites. Do not believe this person. Israeli government controls the media so how on earth are we going to believe a 14 year old in Israel.

One thing is fact! You do not attack a PEACE convoy in INTERNATIONAL waters. How can anyone say that a group of comandos in full armour and high tech weapons were attacked first? Surely they are the ones prepared to attack!

Afterall if somneone invaded your ship at 4.30 AM!!! with weapons and full armour, helicopters etc then you two would attack.

I have no sympathy for the Israelis anymore. They steal arab land and lie.

Israelis can no longer be trusted.

Enough is Enough!

Lies, lies, lies....He's 30 years and 4 months, and 11 days old

How do I know? Just a wild, unsubstantiated guess, like yours.

HELLO

HELLO!
YOU DONT HAVE TO BELIVE ME, MY MOTHER AND I INVITE YOU TO COME AND VISIT OUR BEATIFUL COUNTRY

SEE YOU,OFIR.

I woluld be careful also. Palestinians deserve a treatment.

like this. There is no difference between behaviour of Palestinians, Arabs or Maroccans.

Why is the world watching this

it is sad that the muslim world and the "SUPPER FIVE" are just watching with their eyes closed. if this was another country let say Zimbawe, or Jordan,it would have been different.
the cause of all the so called "terrorism" has emanated from the non action (united) agaist the agression Israel is doing and paying no heed to the UN resolutions.
Who cares now, every state has a right to defend yourself in any means, be it nuclear or whatever

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