The Jewish state’s “embargo” and “blockade”, or their claimed “Fishing Limit zones” against Palestinian waters, i.e. Gaza waters in this case, are illegal, by any angle you may look at it.
Consequently, the violent, military enforcement of these criminal “policies”, are unequivocally ACTS OF PIRACY, by any definition.
When the military apparatus of the “Jewish [apartheid] state” rammed and severely damaged the vessel “Dignity” in Dec’08, it was an Act of Piracy. When they attacked and shot at Gazan fishermen, it constituted an Act of Piracy. When they hinder the current Humanitarian Flotilla to Gaza, and storm it as they prepare to do, it will constitute an Act of Piracy.
By doing so, the terrorist “Jewish [apartheid] state” has opened the Pandora’s Box of state sponsored Piracy in the Mediterranean Sea.
Under such circumstances the fate of the vessel Dignity, of the 711 fishing vessels registered in Gaza (OCHA’07) unable to enter their waters and thus unable to feed the Gazan population starved by years of Judeo-Zionist embargo and invasions, the fate of the current Humanitarian Flotilla can become the fate for any other ship sailing the Mediterranean Sea, whether leisure or fishing, maritime transport or humanitarian relief.
The Gazan people are being forced to dig holes under "THE NEW BERLIN WALL" so that they can feed their children - this is disgusting and an insult to free people all over the world!
ALL private sailors and professional fishermen of the Mediterranean Sea have a legal case against the Jewish state.
ALL countries with Mediterranean shores have a legal case against the Jewish state.
Shipping Co, Cargo owners, Fishermen and sailors of the Mediterranean should unite, break the siege, fend off the israeli-jewish [apartheid] state sponsored pirates, and each and every one can file suit in solidarity with the Palestinian Fishermen who are subjected to such barbaric and illegal piracy on a daily basis.http://fishingunderfire.blogspot.com/2010/01/iof-open-fire-at-palestinian-fishermen.html
ALL these cases can, and hopefully will be, filed in MANY European Courts of Justice, flooding the European Courthouses.
To this effect, a little legal reminder:
Acts of Piracy at Sea and other unlawful acts against the safety of maritime navigation are crimes relevant to Universal Jurisdiction.
Please spread this “Little Legal reminder” to all concerned parties.
The Free Gaza Movement’s flotilla of 9 ships, with 700 activists from 40 countries is making its way to Gaza in attempt to break Israel’s illegal siege and to bring 10,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.
In response, Israel has announced that it will stop the boats and has gone on a PR propaganda blitz arguing that the aid is not needed because there is supposedly no humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Al Jazeera, however, has challenged this claim with an excellent report from reporter, Sherine Tadros.
As part of its media propaganda blitz, the Israeli government has also claimed that Cyprus “banned” the Free Gaza Movement (FGM) flotilla from landing in Cyprus. Reports in the Cypriot media have made it clear that this is not true and simply just more Israeli government spin.
The Cyprus Mail (see: http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/gaza-aid-flotilla-will-pass-cyprus/20100526 ) on Wednesday published an article on the flotilla, which reveals the FGM had no plans to dock in Cyprus and therefore did not ask permission to dock. The article makes it clear that the Cypriot government has not banned the FGM flotilla.
According to the Cyprus Mail:
“This is the ninth aid trip conducted by FGM. However, unlike previous journeys when the ships would meet in Larnaca, today they will meet international waters before they attempt to breach the blockade. Asked why they are not docking in Cyprus, Greta Berlin, FGM Spokeswoman said they had not received permission, as the Cypriot Government is following international law and maritime regulations, which state that ships can only go between legal international ports. The Cyprus Government has been wonderful, helping us the previous eight times, but it is not fair to ask Cyprus to deal with this by itself. They are being leaned on by Israel and the US.”
“A senior source within Cyprus’ Foreign Ministry agreed that they would be following all the rules and international maritime regulations. However, he said that he was not aware of any request being made by the organisers of the flotilla.
“It is up to the organisers, and they have decided not to visit Cyprus. But if any such request had been put forward, the decision will take place according to international and maritime law, and any rules that exist.”
Another story circulating in the Israeli media is that the FGM also refused a request from the father of Gilad Shalit to take a letter to him. The FGM movement has stated this is a blatant lie.
“Israel claims that we refused to deliver a letter and package from POW Gilad Shalit’s father. This is a blatant lie. We were first contacted by lawyers representing Shalit’s family Wednesday evening, just hours before we were set to depart from Greece. Irish Senator Mark Daly (Kerry), one of 35 parliamentarians joining our flotilla, agreed to carry any letter and deliver it to UN officials inside Gaza. As of this writing, the lawyers have not responded to Sen. Daly, electing instead to attempt to smear us in the Israeli press. We have always called for the release of all political prisoners in this conflict, including the 11,000 Palestinian political prisoners languishing in Israeli jails, among them hundreds of child prisoners”
As Australians we have a duty of care to all our brothers and sisters throughout the world, if we are remiss in our duty of care to the Palestinian people and those innocent women and children trapped in the Gaza concentration camp; we cannot complain as our own government gradually takes away our rights and our freedoms; all the while dismantling our health care system and Hospital facilities to generate more and more profits for the foreign corporations that pull the strings of our puppet politicians and their Media shills.
Be warned Mr. Rudd; if the zionists of apartheid israhell interfere with the Aid flotilla and you turn a blind eye LOOK-OUT!
You are already being exposed as a liar and if you are disrespectful of our Anzac legacy and the men and women that fought against the Nazis to liberate Palestine during World War Two: This insult will be held on your account – This is an election year and you had better start showing you care!