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ICC decides not to prosecute Israel for Mavi Marmara massacre

November 8, 2014 1 comment

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Another insult to justice was just published early morning today. International Court of Justice in the Hague prosecutor said, that even though there are basis to believe war crimes were committed in the Mavi Marmara in May 2010 when Israel commands aboarded the Gaza bound flotilla and killed 8 Turkish national and one American, the evidence is not “terrible enought” to prosecute Israel, The ICC prosecutor said.

Prosecutors found that while there was a “reasonable basis” to believe IDF soldiers had committed war crimes during the raid, the crimes in question were not of sufficient gravity to fall under the court’s jurisdiction.

Exclusive: Nine Turkish men on board Mavi Marmara were shot a total of 30 times, autopsy results reveal, says the Guardian at its June 30, 2010

On November 6, 2013, Anadolu Agency published an interview with
Retired Major General Amos Yadlin who was the chief of the military intelligence during the deadly raid in 2010 that killed nine Turkish citizens on board. “What happened with Mavi Marmara was a great mistake. Both Israel and Turkey made mistakes and I wish those incidents did not happen. ”

I’m terribly disappointed but not at all surprised!

The day of the massacre in the Mavi Marmara every news agency published the terrible facts, in subsequent days the surviving passangers, victims and witnesses gave their testimony to diverse human rights agencies abd when the blood was still fresh in the Mavi Marmara every person of conscience believed that war crimes were committed. 

Hanan Zoabi the Palestinian member of the Knesset smuggled out one of the memory cards from a canera containing vusual evidence of what happened that day. Ken O’Keefe peace activist and humanitarian human shield witness and victim of the Israeli commands have given testimony of that day.
The videos, photos abd scars still exist of Israel war crimes and what was decided yesterday in the Hague can not be nothing but a charade, a travesty if justice.

Last year lawyers representing victims obtained authorization from Comoros, where the Mavi Marmara is registered, to file a lawsuit against Israel on its behalf. Subsequently the prosecutors of the ICC accepted the application and announced that the court would launch an investigation into the Mavi Marmara case.
Well this was last year, this year the ICC change their mind and say no to investigate Israel for war crimes.

We know that #IsraelWarCriminal committed war crimes and eventually will paid every affront to justice.
Keep the #boycott #BDSMovement will force Israel to its knees and eventually to oblivion, when it disappear from the face of the earth.

Col Ann Wrigh Statement


Posted on October 17, 2012 by Akashma Online News
For those who don’t know Ann Wright, she served in the U.S. Army for 29 years, retiring as a Colonel, then put in 16 years in the U.S. diplomatic corps, until she resigned in 2003 to protest the war on Iraq. Since then she has been an indefatigable campaigner for peace and justice around the world.

Statement released by Col Ann Wright
Two days ago, on October 13, three hours before I was to board a flight to Europe to meet up with the Swedish boat to Gaza, the “Estelle,” the next boat to challenge the Israeli blockade, I was called by a board member of the Estelle who said that because of the furor around Greta Berlin’s posting and because I am a member of the new, 2 week old board of the Free Gaza Movement, I was no longer invited to be a passenger on the “Estelle.”

The board representative acknowledged that the reason for their invitation to me to be on the “Estelle” was that I am a retired US Army Colonel and former US diplomat who resigned in March, 2003 in opposition to the Iraq war, that I am a vocal critic of Israeli and United States policies on Palestinians and that I have been to Gaza 4 times in the past 3 years, assisted 7 groups to go to Gaza in 2009, helped organize the December, 2009 Gaza Freedom March, was a passenger on the 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla, helped organize the 2011 US Boat to Gaza and am an organizer for one of the latest initiatives, Gaza’s Ark.

But, because I am a member of the new board of the Free Gaza movement, and despite the fact I, and Greta and all members of the new board have made public statements posted on the Free Gaza Movement’s website that neither Greta, nor members of the current or previous board are anti-Semitic, bigoted or racist, the fact that I am on the new Free Gaza board was the reason the board of the “Estelle” was withdrawing the invitation for me to sail on the Estelle due to allegations of anti-Semitism of the Swedish Boat to Gaza by pro-Israelis groups in Sweden.

I am saddened by the decision of the board to withdraw its invitation and I believe it is wrong. All of our projects that have challenged Israeli policies toward Palestinians have been called anti-Semitic by pro-Israeli groups. This is not a new tactic used to scare pro-Palestinian groups.

Phil Weiss and Adam Horowitz in an article posted on Mondoweiss said – “there is no room for racism in a movement working for equality, justice and freedom for all in Israel/Palestine”—and they are right, but at the same time, there is no room for throwing long-time international activists for Palestine “off the boat,” so to speak.

Greta Berlin is not an anti-Semite, a bigot or a racist, and neither am I.

I wish the passengers and crew on the “Estelle” a safe voyage in challenging the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza and call for all who support Palestinians to keep their eyes on the prize—justice, dignity and freedom for Palestinians who are suffering under unjust Israeli policies and actions.

Peace to all and among us all,

Ann Wright

Gaza in our Hearts


Seems like long time, since we were watching some news of “Operation Cast”, the terrorizing assault that Israel inflicted in the powerless people of Gaza, the winter of 2009 and for 22 days, the sky lighted with white phosphorous fire, igniting the flesh of innocent civilians on the ground, the big media dissimulating the news flashing with blood, looking the other way.

For years we are accustomed to watch the news and think that if they take the time to broadcast, it was maybe some truth to the news, but in the recent years, we have come to the conclusion that big media is nothing but a well paid parade of well acted scripts, and photoshopsed pictures, that any highschooler can distinguish from real or fake.

Now, 18 months later, and in another show of force, Israel again attack the intellect of the people, crying victim again and our President Obama not wanting to stir the mood of the lobbyist, saying nothing in to the public to calm the rage, our rage, that been following and writing and supporting the Gaza Flotilla, to reach it end.

We wonder and yell, how can Israel can get away so easily with a PR campaign, we ask: Is there Justice in this world? Can anybody stop this monster?  For how long we are going to stay in the sidelines.  I’ve been writing and posting that the day is near for the calamity of the 21 century to see its end.

We the people can make it happen, as this monster is feed by money….Stop the bloodline to reach the heart….boycott Israeli products, and be strong and stop your urges to drink that smelly coffee from Starbucks. There are thousands of items, that we can stop using without even miss them.

The blood of the victims still fresh in the boat and Israel is already planing its next attack, do not stop talking of the Gaza Flotilla massacre, do not let the news die in the air, keep telling the story, and posting your rage.

We the people, are the only ones that care, because in this corporate world,  We the People, are different from the corporate people, we the people are 6.5 billions and they are only a few…

We are The New Press; The Free Press of the world, we the people spreading the news, the truth, do not even bother in checking the big media is full of lies and deceit.

Write your own blogs, post your own videos and forget about the lies that do not feed but the monster ego, and coffers as they own those outlets.

Next time that you browse the net, do not forget that Gaza still suffer, that justice has not been served..

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