1st Anniversary – Mavi Marmara: Piracy on the High Seas

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On the 31st May 2010, the military forces of the illegal Zionist state of Israel attacked a Turkish flotilla of ships carrying aid to 1.5 million economically blockaded and besieged people of Gaza. The convoy was led by the Marvi Marmara, which came under military attack by Israel. Nine Turkish volunteers were brutally murdered in the show of aggression. The attack took place in international waters and according to a UNHRC report, the state of Israel committed violations of a series of international laws including International Humanitarian as well as Human Rights Laws.

Almost to the day when US President, Barak Obama allowed Israel to murder good people, he reiterated his support for the illegitimate state of Israel during his address to the Annual AIPAC meeting in Washington DC on 19th May 2011. The people murdered by Israeli military were known for their moral conscience.

This time last year, Netanyahu, cancelled his scheduled meeting with Obama. Today, Netanyahu honored his date with Obama so that he could challenge any utterances by Obama that were not in line with Zionist thinking. Obama has once again confirmed the American Administration’s complicity in the ethnic cleansing of the people of Palestine.

The Media Review Network calls on all people of conscience, to remember those brave men and women so callously gunned down by the war machinery of one of the world’s nuclear powers. They lived by their ethical sense of right and wrong and paid the ultimate price for it. Their noble deaths must not be in vain. We also remember the people of the Gaza as being kind, hospitable and intelligent who have done nothing to deserve the misery inflicted on them by the Zionist regime and its supporters in the West.

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