BREAKING NEWS: Israel Attacks Humanitarian Ship to Gaza in International Waters


Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research

Montreal, 12.30 AM EST — Global Research has been in contact with the Spirit of Rachel Corrie, a Malaysian ship carrying a humanitarian aid cargo to Gaza, which has been attacked in international waters by Israel.

The vessel left the Port of Piraeus, Greece on Wednesday, May 11 carrying 7.5 kilometers of UPVC (plastic) sewage pipes to help restore the devastated sewerage system in Gaza. The humanitarian initiative is sponsored by Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) and participating in this mission includes anti-war activists and journalists, consisting of 7 Malaysians, 2 Irish, 2 Indians and 1 Canadian. 

The Spirit of Rachel Corrie is an initiative of  The Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) chaired by Malaysia’s former Prime minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamed. The Center for Research on Globalization (CRG) (Global Research) is also participating in this mission.

At 10.54 pm Eastern Time (EDT), the Spirit of Rachel Corrie was intercepted by an Israeli ship and a Egyptian ship in international waters.
10:54pm EDT, Gaza 5:54am: We have been intercepted by Israeli ship and Egyptian ship. We are disobeying the orders and sailing ahead to Gaza.
10:57pm EDT, Gaza 5:57am: One Israeli warship coming to us very fast! We are in international waters, therefore they have no right to attack us. We are still sailing ahead.
10:59pm EDT, Gaza 5:59am: They are opening fire across our ship! We are still sailing ahead.
11:09pm EDT, Gaza 6:09am: They are shooting all over the place. We can’t continue …
11:35pm EDT, Gaza 6:35am: They circled our ship twice and fired across our ship. Machine guns. No one was injured. One of the fishing nets caught the propeller, so we can’t move now.
11:37pm EDT, Gaza 6:37am: The Israeli ship was coming from one end and the Egyptian ship was coming from another end. Firing. We are just stalled now. Everybody is okay. No one is injured.

In a subsequent communication from the boat, it would appear that Israel sought the collaboration of Egypt in the interception of the humanitarian mission to Gaza, involving prior coordination between the Israelis and the Egyptian navy.

We will be informing our readers as events unfold.

3 Responses

  1. Mlaysia says:

    People of the Book, wake up, remember Rachel Corrie, even she herself was brutally murdered, what is there with just a ship with her name. I am proud with my former PM initiative.
    But he alone cant do much. Being a moslem, he can be labelled as terrorist anytime by the deceiver. He had been called with many names if you happen to know him.
    So other People of the Book ( Taurat/Torah, Zabur/Psalm and Injil/Gospel ), isnt there any thing similar in your Book ,that tell something like the Quran/Book of my former PM?

  2. refuse2lose says:

    Yeh, this was a “humanitarian”mission…… pigs fly and pink elephants are real. I wonder why PakAlert has refused to tell their viewers about the THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS STANDING ON THE ISRAELI BORDER DEMANDING WAR??????? Oh, I forgot, this would put the MUSLIMS in a bad light, and we can’t have that.

  3. speechless, Israel again and again and again. Where is the difference between Israel and the US? None. Who is ruling the US and Israel than? What might be the final goal? Why do they have such misreable hearts? What is the point of it all? Spreading peace and the joke of democracies around on the base of weapons, murders, cheating and economic power play! I call up on any Israelian citizen to check whats going on in their own leadership and media because again they lead you into hate and genoizide against jews as it was always before. Time you got to learn this and clean your stable of zion and false jews or it might be to late very soon. I pray for you and for all of us but the fanatc and the liars got to disapear in all our cultures and believes!

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