» 02/06/2009, 00.00
ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Israel expels activists from “Brotherhood Ship” carrying aid to Gaza
The Israeli Navy blocked the ship yesterday concerned it was carrying weapons for Palestinians. Instead it was carrying humanitarian aid. Among the expelled Msgr. Hilarion Capucci, current bishop of Cesarea.
Israeli navy ready to board the freighter with aid for Gaza
Tel Aviv has ordered it to dock at the port of Ashdod, but the Irish ship is determined to break the blockade. 94% of Israelis agree with the raid on the flotilla, but 62% say it should have been done "differently". Israeli army sources "if they fail to follow the order to dock, we will have to not board”.
15/07/2010 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Israel forces Gaddafi's aid ship to Gaza to dock in Egypt
The ship docked yesterday evening in the port of El-Ashida. The humanitarian aid will be taken today to Gaza by the Egyptian Red Crescent. The news of an engine failure of the Libyan vessel is false: it was a ploy by the captain to gain time after the Israeli navy had surrounded his ship.
Christian and Muslim women announce they will go to Gaza on board the ship "Mariam", Mary
"We are determined to go - says Rima Farah, spokeswoman for the group - and our weapons are our faith in the Virgin and humanity." Their announcement met with concern in Israel: Barak warns that the Lebanese government will be considered "responsible."
03/08/2006 PALESTINE ISRAEL LEBANON
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem: Pray and fast for peace
Mgr Michael Sabbah has launched an appeal against violence in Gaza and South Lebanon. And he has called on Israel to restore "freedom and independence" to the Palestinians as a condition for peace.
13/01/2009 LEBANON – ISRAEL – PALESTINE
War in Gaza: a lot of bloodshed for limited results
The conflict between Israel and Hamas appears to be at a stalemate. For Kadima there are a few successes and more support in Israel in view of the elections. For Hamas surviving is itself a “victory.” The civilian population however is the one paying the price.
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