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Eyewitness Report: Israeli Massacre on Gaza Freedom Flotilla

11 June 2010 785 Views

A Public Forum With Flotilla Survivor Kevin Neish

Date: Friday, June 18, 2010
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch), Alice McKay Room
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Free admission. Donations will be collected and all proceeds will go the next Freedom Flotillas.

For more information email sphr.ubc@gmail.com or phone Omar Shaban 604-379-4050

Sponsored by:

  • Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign (BIAC)
  • Canadian Islamic Congress
  • Canada Palestine Association
  • Canada Palestine Support Network
  • Independent Jewish Voices (IJV)
  • Jews for a Just Peace
  • No One Is Illegal
  • Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) UBC
  • StopWar.ca
  • Voice of Palestine

Background:

Kevin Neish, from Victoria, B.C., was a part of the international solidarity flotilla to break the siege and blockade of Gaza which was brutally stopped by the Israeli commandos in the early morning hours of May 31, 2010. The flotilla, which included six ships with over 600 activists from more than 30 countries, was carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.

Neish explained, “I got a taste of life in Gaza for the day,” after witnessing the massacre on board the MV Mavi Marmara, where Israeli Forces killed at least nine people. In addition to witnessing and speaking out, Neish smuggled out photographs documenting the Israeli massacre which have been published in the Turkish press.

This latest Israeli crime has been condemned worldwide. There have been protest actions across Canada — including three rallies in Vancouver alone — condemning the flotilla assault and the Harper government’s uncritical support of Israel, whose Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visiting with Harper in Ottawa when the May 31 massacre was carried out.

Further reading: Victoria’s B-Channel News has compiled stories about Kevin Neish here: http://bchannelnews.tv/?p=5144
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