VIDEO: All aboard! Witnesses of the Mavi Marmara attack

19 May

VIDEO: All aboard! Witnesses of the #MaviMarmara attack, 10 years ago this month! Listen to their testimony and share the #video!

On May 31th 2010, the six Gaza-bound boats of the Freedom Flotilla, headed by the Mavi Marmara, were attacked by Israeli commandos in international waters. Ten peace activists were killed and over 50 others wounded. Ten years later, Israel still remains unpunished for this war crime. 

This short documentary film (above) reconstructs what happened on board of Mavi Marmara in 2010. Since 2008 thirty-five peace boats have sailed to break the illegal blockade of Gaza. The flotillas to Gaza will continue to sail until the blockade ends. The next flotilla will sail again once the Covid-19 travel restrictions have been lifted. Kia Ora Gaza is a member of the international Freedom Flotilla Coalition.

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The above video, All aboard. Witnesses of the Mavi Marmara attack made by Laura Arau is licensed under a Creative Commons.


Also announcing: A special on-line screening of an award-winning documentary: 6pm on Sunday 31 May

On Sunday 31 May, at 6pm (NZ time) Kia Ora Gaza will co-host a special (free) on-line screening of the award-winning film ‘The Truth: Lost at Sea’, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Israeli commando attack on the Mavi Marmara. The film will be followed by a discussion with film-maker and Mavi Marmara survivor Rifat Audeh and other Freedom Flotilla participants.

In 2010, the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, a convoy of six civilian boats carrying humanitarian aid, attempted to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza to bring international attention to the plight of 2 million Palestinians living under a brutal Israeli land, sea and air blockade of the Gaza Strip.

After refusing Israel’s demand to turn away, the flotilla continued on course through international waters, and the Israeli Occupation Forces launched their deadly night-raid attack with guns and stun grenades. On one of the boats, the Mavi Marmara, the Israeli commandos shot and killed nine un-armed human rights activists on board and a tenth later died of his injuries. Fifty others were wounded. People on the other boats were also beaten up. The film details what happened that night unravelling how the story was spun by the media.

Please register here (NOTE: The screening starts at 6pm NZ time on 31 May):

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